Adjunct Professor of Clinical Bacteriology at the Department of Laboratory Medicine as of 1 January 2022
Primary position: Consultant at Karolinska University Hospital
Volkan Özenci is a senior consultant at the Karolinska University Laboratory. His research focus is to improve clinical microbiological diagnostics. He has developed several methods including a fast technique for the analysis of bacteria in blood poisoning (sepsis) that cuts the time from 24 hours to two to four hours. Today, it is in clinical use at 40 per cent of Europe’s major clinical laboratories.
His research group conducts clinical studies in collaboration with a wide range of medical technology companies and has pending patent applications of its own. The group performs research for development towards more environmentally friendly clinical laboratories, given the fact that the hospitals has extremely high plastic consumption.
Volkan Özenci is an experienced lecturer with several pedagogical awards and leads several courses in clinical microbiology in the medical program at KI.