Published: 07-10-2016 09:35 | Updated: 07-10-2016 10:29

Dissertation 21 Oct, 2016: Vilhelmina Ullemar

On Oct 21, Vilhelmina Ullemar will defend her thesis "Transmitted and acquired determinants for childhood asthma - from genes to teens". Her opponent is Professor John Henderson from the University of Bristol. Supervisors are Catarina Almqvist Malmros, Paul Lichtenstein, Patrik Magnusson, and Göran Pershagen.

Vilhelmina has combined the unique qualities of twin studies with data from population-based registers, interviews, and clinical examinations to study transmitted and acquired risk factors for childhood asthma. From this selection, the transmitted factors proved to be of most importance to childhood asthma.

Time and location: 09:00, Oct 21 2016 in the lecture hall Andreas Vesalius, Berzelius väg 3, Karolinska Institutet, Solna