About me

Professor in biochemistry


MD PhD degrees from Karolinska Institutet, through the MD PhD program (LäFo), as one of the 10 students first admitted when the program was launched in 1986. 

Post doc, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, 1998-1999.

Docent in medical biochemistry, 2000.

Dean of postgraduate education at Karolinska Institutet, 2005-2007.

Head of the biochemistry division at MBB since 2008.

Professor in biochemistry with special focus on selenium research in 2009.

Executive Editor, BBA General Subjects, 2008-2016.

Editor, JBC, 2011-2016.

Departmental director of doctoral studies, 2016-present

Faculty representative at the University Board (Konsistoriet) of Karolinska Institutet, since 2011.

Research description

We are studying the role and function of selenoproteins. A main focus is on the mammalian thioredoxin system, predominantly the expression, regulation and function of the selenoprotein thioredoxin reductase 1 (TrxR1) and its splice variants, especially in relation to cellular signaling events and in cancer.  

Another focus of research is the development of production systems for selenoproteins and their potential use in diverse biotechnological applications.

For more information on our research, see the links below.