Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2010
    Group leader/Principal Investigator, Division of Clinical Genetics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

  • 2009 – 2010
    Laboratory scientist, Division of Clinical Genetics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

  • 2006 – 2008
    Postdoctoral fellow, Cancer Research UK Medical Oncology Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK

  • 2005
    PhD in Experimental Clinical Genetics, Lund University

  • 2001
    Master of Biology, Lund University

Selected publications

  • Paulsson K, Cazier J-B, MacDougall F, Stevens J, Stasevich I, Vrcelj N, Chaplin T, Lillington DB, Lister TA, Young BD. Microdeletions are a general feature of adult and adolescent acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Unexpected similarities with pediatric disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008;105:6708-6713.

  • Paulsson K, Forestier E, Lilljebjörn H, Heldrup J, Behrendtz M, Young BD, Johansson B. Genetic landscape of high hyperdiploid childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010;107:21719-21724.

  • Safavi S, Forestier E, Golovleva I, Barbany G, Nord KH, Moorman AV, Harrison CJ, Johansson B, Paulsson K. Loss of chromosomes is the primary event in near-haploid and low hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia 2013;27:248-250.

  • Herou E, Biloglav A, Johansson B, Paulsson K. Partial 17q gain resulting from isochromosomes, unbalanced translocations, and complex rearrangements is associated with gene overexpression, older age, and shorter overall survival in high hyperdiploid childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia 2013;27:493-496.

  • Safavi S, Hansson M, Karlsson K, Biloglav A, Johansson B, Paulsson K. Novel gene targets detected by genomic profiling in a consecutive series of 126 adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia cases. Haematologica

    2015;100:55-61.

  • Paulsson K, Lilljebjörn H, Biloglav A, Olsson L, Rissler M, Castor A, Barbany G, Fogelstrand L, Nordgren A, Sjögren H, Fioretos T, Johansson B. The genomic landscape of high hyperdiploid childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Nat Genet 2015;47:672-676.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • NOPHO Leukemia and Lymphoma group

  • American society of Hematology

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