HBI 2023

Prof Anna Wedell

Director, Precision Medicine Center

Karolinska

Anna Wedell, MD, PhD is Professor at Karolinska Institutet and Senior Consultant at the Centre for Inherited Metabolic Diseases at Karolinska University Hospital, an expert center providing highly specialized investigations of patients with inborn errors of metabolism and related rare diseases. In collaboration between the Clinical Genomics facility at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm and Karolinska University Hospital, she led the clinical implementation of whole genome sequencing into healthcare for diagnosis of rare inherited diseases. This formed the basis of the Genomic Medicine Center Karolinska (GMCK), which is a node of the national Genomic Medicine Sweden (GMS) project. Wedell is also Director of the Precision Medicine Center Karolinska, an academic-clinical partnership aiming to facilitate implementation of precision medicine into healthcare. Wedell is a member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

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