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Welcome to CTG!

The Center for Translational Genomics (CTG) offers expertise and service in genomic technologies to promote translational research projects or projects aiming at clinical implementation of new diagnostic assays in healthcare.

CTG was established 2017 and is focused on next-generation sequencing (NGS-) based technologies, but service is also provided using other genomics technologies.

CTG works closely with the Center of Molecular Diagnostics (CMD) at the Division of Laboratory Medicine, Region Skåne, to facilitate clinical implementation of new diagnostic assays within healthcare. The close collaboration between CTG and CMD provides optimal synergies to transfer important knowledge between research and clinical diagnostics.

CTG and CMD form the Clinical Genomics Lund facility, one of four facilities in the Diagnostics Development platform within the infrastructure of Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab). SciLifeLab is a national center for molecular biosciences with a focus on health and environmental research. Clinical Genomics Lund is a strategic initiative between the Medical Faculty at Lund University and the Division of Laboratory Medicine, Medical Services, Region Skåne.

CTG constitutes one of many infrastructures at the Medical Faculty available for researchers at Lund University.


Thoas Fioretos Foto: Markus Marcetic

The Director of CTG is Professor Thoas Fioretos, who is also a senior consultant in clinical genetics and head of a research group working on genetic and functional studies of leukemia at the Department of Clinical Genetics. Professor Fioretos has a long experience in translational genomic research and clinical diagnostics, especially in the field of leukemia.

Mobile: +46703343367
Phone: +46462224595
E-mail: thoas [dot] fioretos [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Division of Clinical Genetics

Foto. Anna Hagström.

The Deputy Director of CTG is Senior lecturer Anna Hagström, who is also the head of a research group working on genetic and functional studies of leukemia, with a particular focus on infant leukemia. Dr Hagström has a long experience in the field of next generation sequencing and translational research.

Mobile: +46725262288
E-mail: anna [dot] hagstrom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (anna[dot]hagstrom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)


Affiliated Scientific Investigators

Göran Karlsson

Assistant Professor Göran Karlsson is an affiliated scientific investigator for the scSeq-platform at CTG, and the head of the Stem Cell and Leukemia lab at Lund University. Göran Karlsson has previously directed the single-cell genomics facility within StemTherapy, one of the strategic research environments (SFOs) at Lund University.

Phone: +46462221261
E-mail: goran [dot] karlsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Division of Molecular Hematology (DMH) 
Stem Cells and Leukemia
StemTherapy: National Initiative on Stem Cells for Regenerative Therapy

Patrik Medstrand

Professor Patrik Medstrand is an affiliated scientific investigator at CTG, professor in clinical virology at LU, virologist at clinical microbiology, SUS and responsible for the BSL-3 level laboratory in Lund. Professor Medstrands main research interests involves genome analyses of viruses of clinical specimen and propagation of viruses in culture using different NGS platforms for analyses of HIV, SARS-Cov2, other respiratory viruses and Hepatitis viruses.

Mobile: +46708415797
Phone: +46462221489
E-mail: Patrik [dot] Medstrand [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Patrik[dot]Medstrand[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
Clinical Virology, Malmö

Image of Andreas Puschmann

Associate Professor Andreas Puschmann is an Affiliated scientific investigator at CTG/SciLifeLab Clinical Genomics Lund. He works as senior consultant neurologist at Skåne University Hospital and leads the Clinical Neurogenetics research group at Lund University. His research focuses on genetic causes of neurological movement disorders and rare neurological diseases. He is responsible for the NGS-database and bioinformatics/genetics infrastructure at MultiPark – a strategic research area at Lund University.

Phone: +4646171000
E-mail: andreas [dot] puschmann [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (andreas[dot]puschmann[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
Clinical Neurogenetics — Lund University
MultiPark: Multidisciplinary research focused on Parkinson´s disease — Lund University

Image of Karin Jirström

Karin Jirström is an affiliated scientific investigator of CTG, professor and senior consultant in pathology, and head of the HistoCore facility that is closely linked to CTG. Her research is focused on exploring the spatial and temporal molecular heterogeneity and evolution of difficult-to-treat tumors

Phone: +46727221415
E-mail: karin [dot] jirstrom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (karin[dot]jirstrom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
LUCC: Lunds universitets cancercentrum


Head of Center

Markus Heidenblad

Head of CTG is Assistant Professor Markus Heidenblad, also the site director of SciLifeLab Lund. Assistant Professor Heidenblad has several years of experience in translational genomic research from both national and international academic and biopharma laboratories. Over the past years he has also held several management positions in diagnostic laboratories.

Phone: +46462220425
SMS: +46790981070
E-mail: markus [dot] heidenblad [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (markus[dot]heidenblad[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)


Ingrid Wilson

Coordinator of CTG is Assistant Professor Ingrid Wilson.

 Phone: +46706855137
 E-mail: CTGservice [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (ctgservice[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) or ingrid [dot] wilson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (ingrid[dot]wilson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)


Image of Carlos Enrique Balcazar Lopez

Carlos Enrique Balcazar Lopez - Research Engineer
Phone: +46730753563
E-mail: carlos_enrique [dot] balcazar_lopez [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (carlos_enrique[dot]balcazar_lopez[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman

Jonas Björkman - Microbiologist
Phone: +4646174842
E-mail: Jonas [dot] Bjorkman [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (jonas[dot]bjorkman[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Annica Björnbäck

Annica Björnbäck - Research Engineer
Phone: +46730753563
E-mail: annica [dot] bjornback [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (annica[dot]bjornback[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Julia Bräunig

Julia Bräunig - Assistant Researcher 
Phone: +46730968048
E-mail: singlecell [dot] ctgservice [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (singlecell[dot]ctgservice[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

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Tina Catela Ivkovic - Associate Researcher
Phone: +46730753563
E-mail: tina [dot] catela_ivkovic [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (tina[dot]catela_ivkovic[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Foto. Ewa Futoma-Kazmierczak

Ewa Futoma-Kazmierczak - Research Engineer
Phone: +46730753563
E-mail: ewa [dot] futoma-kazmierczak [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (ewa[dot]futoma-kazmierczak[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

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Liesl Joubert - Research Engineer
Phone: +46730968048
E-mail: liesl [dot] joubert [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (liesl[dot]joubert[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Foto Jacob Karlström

Jacob Karlström - Bioinformatician
Phone: +46702398871
E-mail: jacob [dot] karlstrom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (jacob[dot]karlstrom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

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Mattis Knulst - Bioinformatician
Phone: +46730753563
E-mail: mattis [dot] knulst [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (mattis[dot]knulst[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Image of Lokeshwaran Manoharan

Lokeshwaran Manoharan - Bioinformatician
Phone: +46730753563
E-mail: lokeshwaran [dot] manoharan [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (lokeshwaran[dot]manoharan[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Henning Onsbring

Henning Onsbring - Bioinformatician
Phone: +46730753563
E-mail: henning [dot] onsbring [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (henning[dot]onsbring[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Sima Rahimi

Sima Rahimi - Bioinformatician
Phone: +46730753563
E-mail: sima [dot] rahimi [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (sima[dot]rahimi[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Ulrich Pfisterer

Ulrich Pfisterer - Vice Head of Facility, CTG
Phone: +46730968048
E-mail: singlecell [dot] ctgservice [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (singlecell[dot]ctgservice[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)


Contact for service

Phone: +46730753563

E-mail: CTGservice [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (CTGservice[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Scientist reaching for a pipette.