Karolinska Institutet

Solna, Sweden

Karolinska Institutet is one of the leading medical universities in the world. It was founded by King Karl XIII in 1810 as an "academy for the training of skilled army surgeons". As a university, Karolinska Institutet is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Research at Karolinska Institutet spans the entire medical field, from basic experimental research to patient-oriented and nursing research. Karolinska Institutet has extensive experience in collaborating with large European networks. Approximately 6,500 full-time students are taking educational and single-subject courses at Bachelor and Master levels at Karolinska Institutet.

Marianne van Hage

is a Professor of Clinical Immunology at the Karolinska Institutet and a Senior Consultant at the Department of Clinical Immunology at the Karolinska University Hospital. She qualified as a physician (MD) and board-certified specialist in Clinical Immunology and received her PhD in Medical Sciences at the Karolinska Institutet.

Prof. van Hage is a member of the Scientific Boards of the Konsul Th C Bergh´s and the Magnus Bergvall Foundation, as well as of the Board of King Gustaf V’s 80 Years Foundation. In addition, she is a member of the Advisory Board of EBioMedicine, Associate Editor of Frontiers in Allergy, and a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  Her research focuses on respiratory and food allergy – from molecular mechanisms to improved diagnosis and therapy. She has been active in the field of molecular allergology for many years and is one of the key opinion leaders in the field. She has a broad multi-professional network with many excellent national and international scientists. She manages grants from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, the Swedish Research Council, Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, Region Stockholm, The Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association’s Research Foundation, and several other foundations. For detailed information on her publications, please visit

Danijela Apostolovic

received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry in 2015. She is currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher in the Division of Immunology and Allergy at the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. Her research focuses on molecular allergology, immunology and vaccine development, as well as protein chemistry and proteomics. Danijela Apostolovic has received grants from the Konsul Th C Bergh Foundation and the Tore Nilsson Foundation. She became a fellow at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and presented in a series of national and international conferences. She serves as a reviewer for several highly ranked journals such as the Allergy, Clinical and Translational Allergy Journal or the Journal of Proteomics, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. For information on her publications please visit her site