Joakim Dillner


Center Director

Tel: +46(0)8 585 811 68   E-mail:

Joakim Dillner´s research is focused on cancer screening and tumor virology, especially human papillomavirus (HPV). Projects include large trials of HPV screening, Nordic follow-up studies of HPV vaccination and international networking efforts for large-scale molecular epidemiological studies for evaluation of the role of infections in cancer. By promoting the development and linkage of high quality key research infrastructures for cancer research such as cohorts, biobanks and registries, his research aim is to develop more effective health services for cancer control.

Karin Sundström

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Research Coordinator 

Phone: +46(0)8-585 838 16  E-mail:

Karin Sundström is a cervical cancer epidemiologist with a strong focus on molecular epidemiological studies conducted in the excellent Swedish register and biobank infrastructure. Her main interest is in the elimination of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers through virological research and improved cervical screening and HPV-vaccination practices. Other chief interests include the development of biomarkers for female cancers including ovarian cancer. As such, she is involved with several projects in clinical biobanks of cytology and histology, which are strong resources for comprehensive studies on biomarkers for female disease.


Karolinska Institutet,
Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, F46
SE-14186 ,