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Linnea Vikström

I am a PhD student in Mattias Forsell's research group at the Department of Clinical Microbiology. My research focuses on the adaptive immune system after infection and vaccination.


6F och 6M, Universitetssjukhuset by 6 o 24 Umeå universitet, 901 85 Umeå

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Affiliated as doctoral student at Department of Clinical Microbiology

I am trained as a biomedical analyst in laboratory medicine and graduated at Umeå University in the middle of the pandemic in 2020. Immediately after, I started in Mattias Forsell's lab and worked with antibody tests against SARS-CoV-2 - both home testing for Region Västerbotten and on behalf of the public health authority. After that, I continued my education and obtained a Master's degree in laboratory medicine at Uppsala University in 2022.

Now I'm a PhD student and my project is about following the immune system of older people and seeing how the new mRNA vaccines work in relation to younger people, as well as contributing knowledge about how booster doses are needed to continue to protect the elderly.

The Lancet - Infectious diseases, Elsevier 2023, Vol. 23, (10) : e393-e394
Blom, Kim; Fjällström, Peter; Molnár, Christian; et al.
The Lancet Regional Health: Europe, Elsevier 2023, Vol. 30
Vikström, Linnea; Fjällström, Peter; Gwon, Yong-Dae; et al.
Eurosurveillance, European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) 2023, Vol. 28, (13)
Wigren, Julia; Vikström, Linnea; Rosendal, Ebba; et al.
Clinical & Translational Immunology (CTI), John Wiley & Sons 2022, Vol. 11, (3)
Castro Dopico, Xaquin; Muschiol, Sandra; Grinberg, Nastasiya F.; et al.
New England Journal of Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society 2021, Vol. 385, (11) : 1049-1051
Normark, Johan; Vikström, Linnea; Yong-Dae, Gwon; et al.

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