Katja Pokrovskaja Tamm

Ekaterina Pokrovskaja Tamm

Project coordinator

About me

Molecular biologist, PhD in Tumor biology and Docent at KI. Joined employment as a Team leader and a coordinator at OnkPat.

Honored and passionate to be an environment and sustainable development delegate at OnkPat (miljö- och hållbarhetsombud).

Research description

Main focus is to find novel biomarkers and drug targets to enable for a more precision-based anti-cancer therapy, and, through the analysis of molecular landscape of cancer cells, find therapeutic approaches to overcome therapy resistance to the drugs used in anti-cancer treatment.

                          Some research projects of the past and at present

Autophagy in cancer and anti-cancer therapy

Vps34 inhibitors in anti-cancer therapy

Mechanisms of glucocorticoid-induced cell death in acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Targeting autophagy and lysosomal degradation in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Maintaining a sample collection of live-frozen primary cancer cells from patients with acute leukemia 

STAT3 as a target for anti-cancer therapy

STAT3 and IFN-induced genes in therapy resistance in multicellular spheroids

Teaching portfolio

Participation in the teaching at the course “Molecular oncology and biostatistics” in Biomedicine at KI; examiner at Biomedicine program; coordinator at Degree Project in Medicine; supervision of bachelor and master degree projects, principle and co-supervisor of PhD students


2011 Docent at KI

1999 PhD at the Department of Microbiology Tumor and Cell biology, Karolinska institutet.

1983 M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia