Published: 06-09-2017 10:37 | Updated: 06-09-2017 10:57

Dissertation 22 Sep 2017: Ida Karlsson

On Friday Sep 22, Ida Karlsson will defend her thesis "Dementia and its comorbidities: genetic and epigenetic influences". Her opponent is Professor Ruth Ottman from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Ida's supervisors are Nancy Pedersen, Sara Hägg and Alexander Ploner.

The focus of Ida's thesis was to investigate how genetic and epigenetic factors act, independently and in concert, to contribute to dementia as well as to its association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and depression. Dementia is a multifactorial disorder of late life, characterized by memory deficits, personality changes, and impaired reasoning abilities. There is considerable co-morbidity between dementia, CVD, and late-life depression, but the nature of the associations remains elusive.

Time and location: 09:00, Sep 22 2017 in the lecture hall Atrium Nobels väg 12B, Karolinska Institutet, Solna