KI South Distinguished Lecture Series

The KI South Distinguished Lecture series at Karolinska Institute South Campus welcomes outstanding international scientists to present their latest discoveries and concepts of interest to a broad range of biomedical researchers, clinicians and students.

Lecture in a conference room
From the lecture with Guido Kroemer Photo: Marie Franzén

This seminar series holds two or three lectures per year. These end with a joint mingling and after that a smaller group of younger researchers have the opportunity to put their questions and talk with the lecturer separately.

PI:s at KI South are welcome nominate outstanding lecturers to this seminar series. Announcements for nominations are done regularly and information can be found at your Head of Dept. or by contacting the coordinator of Dean KI South (secretary of the organising committee).


  • A short talk given by early career/ local researcher working at KI South to introduce the subject (15 min)
  • KI South Distinguished Lecture by prestigious international speaker (45 min)
  • Afternoon reception and interaction with the speakers and researchers
  • Dinner for a small group of people including the speaker and researchers from KI campus south

The proposing PI should also act as the host for the invited speaker.

The early career/ local researcher will be selected through the application and decided upon at the same time as the international speaker. 

The KI South Science and  Collaboration Group (includes representatives of the various KI campus South departments including BIONUT, LABMED, DentMed, MedH, CLINTEC, NVS, SÖS) will make the final decision and select among the nominated speakers. The KI South Science and Collaboration Group will invite the speakers and coordinate with the host. The aim is to select proposals from all KI south departments so that the topics and hosts represent all activities at KI Campus South.

Once accepted, the KI South Science and Collaboration Group and the host will work on program and administrative details supported by the host’s departments administration.

Upcoming lecturers

7/2-2023 Aurélie Goyenvalle and Joel Nordin

9/5-2023 Martha Somerman and Georgios Belibasakis

19/9-2023 TBA

14/11-2023 TBA (at KI SÖS)

Previous Lecturers

4/5-2021 Molly Stevens and Samir EL Andaloussi

26/10-2021 Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna and Marianne Farnebo

23/11-2021 Guido Kroemer and Federico Pietrocola

31/5-2022 Nigel Mackman and Charlotte Thålin

22/11-2022 Gavin Perkins and Jacob Hollenberg (at KI SÖS)


KI South Distinguished Lecture Series Group

Johanna Ungerstedt (Chair)

Samir EL Andaloussi (LabMed)

Georgios Belibasakis (DentMed)

Alastair Kerr (MedH)

Maria Liljefors (CLINTEC)

Thomas Nyström (KI SÖS)

Joana Pereira (NVS)

Peter Svensson (BioNut)

Eckardt Treuter (BioNut)