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In 2017, I acquired a PhD in Biomedicine (Experimental Diabetes Research) from Lund University. My thesis project was entitled “Salt-inducible kinases in adipose tissue” and focused on identifying and describing the expression, regulation, and function of the AMPK-related kinase SIK2 in human adipose tissue and adipocytes, in relation to obesity and insulin resistance.

Since 2018, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the "Diabetes and Epigenetics" research group at Lund University Diabetes Centre. My current research project focuses on profiling epigenetic modifications in human pancreatic islets on both bulk and single-cell level, and exploring the functional role of altered epigenetic modifications for the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The identification of differentially regulated epigenetic networks will enable the development of novel strategies for the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of this disease in the future.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes

Free keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Adipose tissue
  • Adipocyte
  • Pancreas
  • Islets of Langerhans
  • Beta cell
  • Epigenetics
  • Histone Modification
  • Chromatin
  • Obesity
  • DNA
  • Gene-environment interaction
  • Histone
  • Metabolism
  • Signalling
  • Phosphorylation
  • Western Blot
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • ChIP-sequencing
  • Antibodies
  • DNA methylation
  • insulin resistance
  • LUDC
  • Lund University Diabetes Centre


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