Blog & News

May 27th, 2022

An important milestone for Ziyang today as he passed his halftime examination, which includes a presentation of the progress of the PhD studies and a “grilling” by an external committee, followed by celebratory lunch at Indian Street Food. Congratulations Tan!


April 6th, 2022

Having recently relocated the Brodin lab to the Biomedicum research building on the Karolinska Institutet Solna campus the group now welcomes its latest vital member. Welcome coffee machine!


April 5th, 2022

Petter and colleagues from the Human COVID Genetic Effort consortium publish a position paper in the academic journal Nature Medicine detailing how the consortium will work in order to try to understand long-term consequences of COVID-19 i.e. “long COVID”.


March 25th, 2022

Rikard Forlin joins the group as a project student. Rikard is a medical student at Karolinska Institutet that studies computer science in parallel at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and will be working on computational parts of projects involving communication between immune populations. Welcome Rikard!


March 22nd, 2022

Meng Sun joins the Brodin lab to work as senior scientist. Meng is molecular biologist with previous experience in working with rheumatoid arthritis and will be working on the experimental part of projects on how immune cell populations coordinate their activities. Welcome Meng!


March 10th-11th, 2022

The group works on packing part of the lab for an impending move from SciLifeLab up the road to Biomedicum. This will result in a more clear separation between facility activities, that stay at SciLifeLab, from research activities, that will be located at Biomedicum.


February 9th, 2022

Petter participates in the news program “Aktuellt” to discuss the lifting of restrictions in Sweden.


January 29th, 2022

The group published a paper in the academic journal Allergy about how the immune system develops the first years in life depending lifestyle.


January 25th, 2022

Postdoc Camila is one of the winners for the 2021 Michelson prize. Congratulations!


January 19th, 2022

Petter publishes a Perspective in the academic journal Immunity discussing possible reasons for COVID-19 being milder in children compared to adults.


January 16th, 2022

Hugo Barcenilla joins the group as a postdoc. Hugo will be involved in work related to mass cytometry, a method in which Hugo has vast experience in working with from Linköpings University. Welcome Hugo!


December 17th, 2021

Postdoc Stefan is selected as one of nine of “Tomorrows researchers in sport science” by the Swedish Olympic Committee. This enables Stefan to access more support and collaborations within the olympic sports of Sweden. Congratulations!


November 22nd, 2021

Ph.D. students Laura and Aron both passed their ISP seminar (Individual Study Plan). During the ISP seminar the student presents the plan for the upcoming Ph.D. studies and a passed ISP seminar allows for the student to officially start their Ph.D. studies. Congratulations!


November 21st, 2021

The group has a family lab get-together playing lasergames at Laserdome. A great way to teambuild with intense games resulting in laughter and sweat!


November 15th, 2021

The group receives funding from the Swedish Research Council for its project entitled “Genetic and Immunological mechanisms behind severe post-COVID-19 syndrome”.


October 15th, 2021

Nicole Brindell joins the group as a project student. Nicole is a second-year medical student at Karolinska Institutet and will perform laboratory work on the side in addition to her studies. Welcome!


October 14th, 2021

Petter is officially installed as a professor at Karolinska Institutet while attending the associated festivities. Congratulations!


October 13th, 2021

The group members on-site celebrate Laura (Piñero Páez) being registered as a Ph.D. student. Laura has been a group member for a while working as an research assistant. Congratulations Laura!


October 11th, 2021

Laura González joins the group as an laboratory technician/research assistant and will be focusing on flow cytometry. Welcome Laura!


October 8th, 2021

Petter joins Imperial College, London, as the Garfield Weston Chair of Neonatalogy and Professor of Pediatric Immunology. This starts the process of building a second Brodin laboratory in London, in addition to the one existing in Stockholm.


October 6th, 2021

As Sweden has lifted most of pandemic restrictions and everyone has received their full course of a COVID-19 vaccine the lab enjoys their first get-together with a dinner at restaurant Farang. Many groupmembers meeting each other for the first time!


October 6th, 2021

Petter participates in the news program “Aktuellt” to discuss the recently announced halt in vaccinations using Modernas vaccine against COVID-19 for younger age groups.


September 1st, 2021

A handful of lab members that currently work on-site join to celebrate Aron being registered as a Ph.D. student in the Brodin lab. Congratulations and welcome Aron!


June 17th, 2021

The group publishes a paper together with collaborators from USA in the academic journal Cell.


June 15th, 2021

Petter presents about LongCOVID at the World Health Organisation webinar.


June 14th, 2021

The Brodin group receives funding for a project entitled “Epidemiological, immunological and genetic mapping of side effects of COVID-19 vaccines” from the Swedish Research Council. This collaborative project is lead by Mia Wadelius, Uppsala University, with Landegren and Hällberg groups, both Uppsala University, part of the project.


May 17th, 2021

Petter and colleagues call for the need of a more inclusive view in research in regards to the diversity of populations being studied in immunogenomics in the academic journal Nature Methods.


May 17th, 2021

Petter writes in the Swedish paper Läkartidningen, a paper aimed at medical professionals, about the need to pay more attention to MIS-A, a rare multiinflammatory syndrome that adults can get following COVID-19.


May 7th, 2021

Petter features in the Swedish news program “Aktuellt” discussing COVID-19 vaccinations for younger groups, such as adolescents.


May 6th, 2021

Petter features on the Swedish program “Lilla Aktuellt”, a news program aimed for children, where he discusses MIS-C.


May 3nd, 2021

Petter participates in a panel discussion regarding preprints and prepublication hosted by the Karolinska Institutet University Library.


May 2nd, 2021

Members of the group meet in Haga Park, a park part of the royal national city parks, for pandemic-adapted socialising in order for the members to meet face-to-face following long stretches of working from home.


April 28st, 2021

Petter features in the academic journal Nature Methods to discuss the Human COVID genetic effort and the consortiums aims in understanding longCOVID.


April 21st, 2021

Petter presents at the “Sex Differences in the Immune System” conference hosted jointly by the Whitehead Institute, MIT and Trinity College, Dublin.


April 1st, 2021

Kim Vestö joins the group as a research coordinator following the succesfully defending his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Adaptations of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to antibiotics and innate immune effectors” at Karolinska Institutet. Welcome Kim!


February 15th, 2021

The team receives a grant from the SciLifeLab program on COVID-19 vaccine effects together with the SWEDEGENE consortium and Nils Landegren (IMBIM, Uppsala) for the project “The immunology of adverse events to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines”.


February 8th, 2021

Camila is awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) fellowship to study how sex hormones impact human immune systems. Congratulations Camila!


February 2nd, 2021

Petter is joins the Swedish Olympic Committee as an external advisor in order to study recovery from COVID-19 in athletes.


January 28th, 2021

Petter writes in the Swedish newspaper “Dagens Nyheter” about the need to allocate more resources to issues regarding longCOVID.


January 13th, 2021

Petter publishes a perspective on immunology of COVID-19 in Nature Medicine.


January 1st, 2021

Stefan Reitzner joins the group as a post-doctoral fellow to study how long-term exercise training influences immune system function and how acute exercise training and the immune system are interconnected. Stefan recently successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Exercise-induced molecular mechanisms in untrained and life-long highly trained individuals” at Karolinska Institutet. Welcome Stefan!


December 22nd, 2020

After an insane year, we celebrate with a Zoom Christmas meet-up. Now we look forward to vaccines and hopefully a much improved 2021 – merry Christmas and happy new year!


October 25th, 2020

The group posts a manuscript together with collaborators from Sweden and USA on how a single bacterial species mediated the immune system in early life on BioRxiv.


September 6th, 2020

The group publishes a paper together with collaborators from Italy and Sweden in the academic journal Cell.


August 24rd, 2020

Petter features on Swedish television in the programme “Aktuellt” to discuss the first observed case of a re-infection with SARS-CoV-2 in Hong Kong.


August 5th, 2020

The group publishes a paper together with collaborators from Finland in the academic journal Cell Reports Medicine.


August 3rd, 2020

After months of distance working and minimal social interactions we finally managed to get together and have a lab picknick in Vasaparken, Stockholm.


July 21st, 2020

The group publishes a paper together with collaborators from Sweden in the academic journal Cell Reports.


June 25th, 2020

Qi Chen joins the team as a new Ph.D. student. Qi is a computational biologist and will analyze systems-level immunomonitoring data from children with cancer within our ongoing ISAC-study. Welcome Qi!


June 10th, 2020

The group posts a manuscript together with collaborators from Sweden and Italy on the severe multisystem inflammatory complications in children with COVID-19 on MedRxiv.


June 7th, 2020

The group posts a manuscript together with collaborators from Finland on the immunological characteristics of severe COVID-19 on MedRxiv.


May 26th, 2020

Petter and Kanth participate in Swedish Radio P1 called “Kropp och Själ” in a program on the immune system, its variation in health and disease.


April 24th, 2020

Petter publishes a review on technologies to study vaccine responses in the academic journal Current Opinion in Immunology.


April 17th, 2020

Petter features on Swedish television in the program “Malou efter tio” discussing the immunology of COVID-19.


April 1st, 2020

The group joins a global network to investigate the reasons for severe COVID-19 in young patients (<50yrs) without underlying diseases. The aim is to include 500 individuals worldwide to investigate possible inborn errors of immunity.


March 27th, 2020

Dieudonné nails his thesis at the KI library. Public defense is on April 17th.


March 25th, 2020

Petter publishes an editorial discussing COVID-19 in children in the academic journal Acta Paediatrica.


March 18th, 2020

Lucie celebrates her birthday during lockdown and the team tries to cheer her up by delivering cupcakes to her house. Happy birthday Lucie!


March 13th, 2020

Petter joins the advisory board of the academic journal Cell Reports Medicine.


March 12th, 2020

We are happy to learn that both Lucie and Tan in our team are admitted to the Swedish National Graduate School in Medical Bioinformatics – congratulations!


March 3rd, 2020

Petter is awarded the Göran Gustavsson Award for Medicine from the Royal Swedish Academy of Science.

“I am fortunate to be working with an outstanding team of researchers, and that is what made this possible” (Petter)


February 21nd, 2020

The group posts a manuscript together with collaborators from Sweden on a possible methodology to achieve symptom release in individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis on BioRxiv.


February 21nd, 2020

Brodin lab celebrated lab members’ birthdays with a traditional Swedish Fika. Fika means coffee break in Swedish and it’s more about socializing than drinking coffee itself. Congrats to Kanth and Christian!