Johan Lundin appointed Professor of Medical Technology at KI

Warm congratulations to FIMM Research Director Johan Lundin who has been appointed Professor of Medical Technology at Karolinska Institutet. The new professorship is focused on digital diagnostics and medical artificial intelligence to support patient care. Specific research areas include image-based diagnostics of cancer and infectious diseases, with special emphasis on point-of-care solutions for resource-limited settings.

Johan Lundin has acted as Guest Professor at KI during a five-year period and together with his research group at FIMM and researchers at KI developed technologies for diagnostic decision support, for example cloud-based and mobile solutions that allow the diagnostic process to be performed using automated computerized methods. To evaluate the feasibility of the methods, studies are carried out both in high and low resource settings. The methods aid in diagnostics at the point-of-care and aim to decrease the workload of local experts and enable task-shifting.

Johan Lundin will continue to share his time between KI and FIMM and his position as a Research Director at FIMM has been extended to cover the period 2019-2023.