Research description

For a full publication list, please visit my Google Scholar page. (a.k.a. Michael Fitzen)


Teaching portfolio

  • 2004 - 2005 Lab courses and seminars in general and organic chemistry, medical program, University of Lübeck, Germany
  • 2008 - 2014: Lab courses, seminars, lectures and examiner for General and Organic Chemistry (biomedical program), Physiological Chemistry (medical program) Laboratory safety (medical and biomedical programs), Department of MedicalBiochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet
  • 2014 - 2016: Academic Advisor for DPhil students, St Cross College, University of Oxford
  • Since 2017: Lectures and Seminars, General and Organic Chemistry courses, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet


  • 2002 - 2005: BSc in Molecular Biotechnology at the Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
  • 2005 - 2007: MSc in Biomedical Sciences, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 2008 - 2012: Ph.D. with Prof. Hans Jörnvall, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Thesis: “Molecular mechanisms of amyloid regulation” 

Academic Appointments

  • 2013 - 2014: Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Jan Johansson, Department of Neuroscience, and Prof. Hans Jörnvall, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2014 - 2016: Marie Curie Career Development Fellow with Prof. Dame Carol Robinson FRS, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK
  • Since 2017: Assistant Professor in Mass Spectrometry in the group of Prof. Sir David Lane FRS, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Science for Life Laboratory, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • 2007: “Heart of Biomedical Science” Prize of the Leiden University Medical Student Association (M.F.L.S.)
  • 2008-2012: Karolinska Ph.D. student scholarship (KID grant), 1.1 mSEK
  • 2014-2016: ERC Marie Curie Early Career Development Fellowship in Life Sciences, 2.2 mSEK
  • 2014-2016: Junior Research Fellowship, St. Cross College, Oxford
  • 2017-2021: Ingvar Carlsson Award, 4 mSEK
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