Pontus Hedberg

I am a medical doctor by training, currently being a postdoc in Professor Anders Sönnerborg’s research group at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. My research focuses on severe outcomes during and beyond the acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. My PhD focused on epidemiological comparisons of COVID-19 with other respiratory viruses. Prior to this, I worked on elucidating the effect of human host factors on P. falciparum rosetting, with a special reference to human blood group antigens and the histo-blood group ABO system.

PhD thesis:

Clinical presentation and outcomes of COVID-19 compared with other respiratory virus infections and hospital populations


Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet; Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden