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Emilie Hultin

Research coordinator

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About me

I am a research coordinator working together with Prof. Joakim Dillner, where I am leading research projects about deep sequencing of metagenomes in different human specimens. I am responsible for the deep sequencing laboratory, which includes planning the sequencing projects, optimizing the laboratory methods and continuously update the technologies.

I teach in several courses at both undergraduate and advanced level, mainly about molecular biology methods, Human papillomaviruses and tumor genetics.

I am engaged in questions concerning work environment, as a member of SACO-S board at KI, as a union representative in the work environment committee at KI, as well as in the work environment group at the department of Laboratory medicine.

During my PhD I developed microarray based SNP genotyping and HPV typing at KTH where I defended my thesis "Genetic sequence analysis by microarray technology" in 2007.

Research description

The aim with my research is to pave the way for improved screening, treatment and prevention in purpose to promote good health among people. By exploring metagenomes, I investigate viruses and their relation to different diseases, for instance cancer. I perform deep sequencing of DNA and RNA to be able to identify viruses and their gene expression in different tissues and serum. Some of the projects focus on Human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. I investigate which HPV-types and genetic variations among HPV that exist in dysplasia. I also do research about viral etiology in other types of cancer and autoimmune diseases.






Teaching portfolio

I am lecturing and supervising at undergraduate, graduate and PhD level. I am responsible for the course Diagnostic Molecular Cytology within the master program Diagnostic Cytology. It is fun and challenging to pedagogically and inspiring teach students within molecular biology methods, deep sequencing, HPV and tumor genetics.


2011 Research coordinator, KI, Stockholm, Sweden.

2007 Field applications specialist (Nordic and Netherlands), Affymetrix, UK.

2007 PhD in Molecular Biotechnology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.

2003 Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.

2001 Exchange student, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

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