Published: 17-10-2022 14:05 | Updated: 17-10-2022 14:12

Two new professors at MMK were inaugurated

Annika Östman Wernerson stands at the floral podium.
Annika Östman Wernerson Photo: Rickard Kilström

At Karolinska Institutet's Inauguration Ceremony in Aula Medica on October 13th, 2022, KI's new professors were presented and academic prizes were awarded. The Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery was represented at the celebration by two new professors and one academic award.

New Professors at MMK

Jovan Antović 

Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Coagulation at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery.

Jovan Antović researches blood clotting and haemophilia, especially in relation to elderly health. Thanks to modern treatments, people with haemophilia live a normal life. But what will decades of medication mean for them as they reach old age? Read more about his research in the article Researching ageing in people with haemophilia

Portrait of Jovan Antovic.
Jovan Antović. Foto: Ulf Sirborn

Rimma Axelsson

Professor of Nuclear Medicine at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery.

The range of cancer therapies is growing quickly, but it is often hard to know in advance which drug will help a particular patient. Rimma Axelsson uses PET imaging to select patients for effective targeted treatment. Read more about her research in the article Getting the right cancer drug to the right patient with PET.

Rimma Axelsson in front of a PET camera.
Rimma Axelsson. Photo: Ulf Sirborn
Eivind Gottlieb
Eivind Gottlieb

Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize 2022

Eivind Gottlieb at the research group Upper GI Surgery was awarded the Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize for his thesis "Improved surgical treatment of oesophageal cancer", prize motivation.