Published: 01-06-2024 18:41 | Updated: 01-06-2024 18:55

David Marlevi elected to the Young Academy of Sweden

Portrait of David Marlevi.
David Marlevi at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery. Photo: Ulf Sirborn

David Marlevi, Associate Senior Lecturer in Medical Science at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, is one of nine young prominent researchers elected to the Young Academy of Sweden.

David Marlevi is a researcher in medical imaging, which is an area that deals with how you can use technical aids to take pictures of the body's interior, and how you can use the images to measure and understand how the body's interior behaves.

"More specifically, I do research in cardiovascular imaging, which involves imaging for improved understanding of the cardiovascular system, and how to better diagnose cardiovascular diseases. Here we use several different so-called imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), or ultrasound," says David Marlevi, researcher at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet. He continues:

"Within my research group, the focus has recently been on how we can use new MRI technology to measure changes, blood flow and blood pressure through different parts of the body. As a technical researcher at a clinical university, my research spans a wide area, from the development of machine learning for improved image analysis, to clinical studies on how new image markers can improve the understanding of various cardiovascular diseases."

The Young Academy of Sweden is an independent, interdisciplinary academy for a selection of the most prominent young researchers in Sweden. The Academy is an independent platform that gives young researchers a strong voice in the research policy debate and works to bring research to children and young people.