Lectures 2018

Soo Aleman
Soo Aleman, MD, PhD, assoc prof is working as hepatologist at department of Infectious Diseases and department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden. The main focus of her current research is to assess the risks and risk factors for hepatocellular cancer after hepatitis C treatment with sustained virological response in clinical cohort studies. She has also research collaborations about clinical and translational studies about hepatitis B/D/C nationally and internationally. She is currently the main investigator of a genomic study of hepatocellular carcinoma developed after hepatitis C cure in an international network from Europe, USA and Canada.

Martti Färkkilä
Martti Färkkilä is a professor of gastroenterology at Helsinki University and head of Clinic of Gastroenterology at Helsinki University Hospital (HUH). His main interests are treatment of viral hepatitis, cholestatic liver diseases, especially PSC and inflammatory bowel disease. He has been responsible for the treatment guidelines for HCV and HBV at HUCH. He has supervised 15 PhD students and published more than 220 orginal papers.

Jan Albert
Jan Albert, MD, PhD, is a professor of Infectious Disease Control at the Karolinska Institute and a Senior Consultant at the Dept of Clinical Microbiology at the Karolinska University Hospital. He has published more than 200 referee-examined scientific papers on different aspects of genetic variation in HIV-1 and HIV-2, including evolution, molecular epidemiology and antiretroviral resistance. He also works other viruses, like enterovirus D68, and is involved in a project on viral discovery. At the clinic, he is involved in molecular diagnostics of virus infections and heads the Microbiology unit of Genomic Medicine Center Karolinska (GMCK) for diagnostics based next-generation sequencing.

Marianne Alanko Blomé
Marianne Alanko Blomé, MD, Ph.D, is working as a clinician at the Dept. of Infectious Diseases at the Skåne University Hospital in Malmö. She is the medical supervisor of the Malmö Needle Exchange Program. She is engaged in virological and epidemiological research on transmission of bloodborne viruses among people who inject drugs, with the main focus on HCV.
Michael Betts
Ruth Goodall
United Kingdom
Sofie Hallager

Anne-Mette Lebech
Anne-Mette Lebech, MD, Ph.D., DMSc is a senior physician at Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet.
She is working as an ID physician taking care of HIV patients.
The main interest of her research is studies on cardiovascular disease in HIV and Women living with HIV.
Michael Lederman

Ellen Moseholm Larsen
Ellen Moseholm Larsen, MScH, PhD, is a postdoc at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark. She is involved in the Danish HIV Birth Cohort, a national cohort investigating the consequences of HIV infection in pregnancy and delivery in women in Denmark. The main interest of her current research is the health and wellbeing of pregnant women living with HIV, mainly focusing on the psychosocial challenges of becoming and being a mother living with HIV.
Helene Norder
Piotr Nowak

Roger Paredes
Roger Paredes, MD, PhD, is Chief of Section at the HIV Unit, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol and Head of the Microbial Genomics Group at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute, Badalona, Catalonia, Spain.
Roger Paredes obtained an MD, PhD degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He specialised in HIV resistance at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School. His team has demonstrated the clinical utility of HIV-1 deep sequencing in both high- and low-income countries. Dr. Paredes is member of the WHO HIV Drug Resistance Strategy (ResNet) Steering Committee and the International Antiviral Society-USA, which annually produces the IAS-USA list of HIV-1 drug resistance mutations, used worldwide. He has participated in the latest updated of the Rega and Stanford HIVdb algorithms for HIV resistance interpretation and is virologist for the EuroSIDA European cohort. His group is presently leading pioneering research into the role of the gut microbiome in the pathogenesis of HIV infection and chronic inflammation. Dr. Paredes combines his research work at irsiCaixa with a senior medical appointment at the HIV Unit of the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain.
Frank Olav Pettersen

Anastasia Pharris
Anastasia Pharris is an Expert in HIV at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden. She is a nurse with Masters degrees in public health and community health nursing and a PhD in public health. Since 1997 she has worked on clinical and public health aspects of HIV in the USA, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Sweden and, now, at European-level. At ECDC she is responsible for HIV surveillance within the countries of the European Union, an ECDC project on the HIV continuum of care, and has led ECDC scientific guidance project on the prevention of infections among people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men.

Matti Ristola
Dr Matti Ristola is Head of HIV Services at the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Helsinki University Central Hospital in Finland.
Dr Ristola received his MD from the University of Helsinki in 1979. He completed his PhD thesis on neutrophil immunology in 1991. He became a specialist in internal medicine in 1987 and in infectious diseases in 1993.
His research interests include clinical studies on antiretroviral therapy and HIV epidemiology among injecting drug users. He has also studied mycobacterial infections among HIV patients.

Caroline Sabin
United Kingdom
Caroline Sabin, PhD, is Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at University College London (UCL). Caroline works on the analysis of large observational HIV databases to describing the natural history and clinical epidemiology of HIV infection, identifying prognostic markers and describing outcomes on cART. She established the UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UK CHIC) Study, was the principal statistician for the D:A:D Study, and jointly leads the POPPY Study, a cohort that aims to study the effects of ageing in HIV infection.