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Contact us regarding your PhD studies

The PhD Studies Office

The PhD Studies Office handles the administrative part of the PhD education. We administer admissions, courses, dissertations, travel grants, study financing and are also responsible for information on the website, referrals and other overall issues relating to doctoral education.

If you have any questions, please contact the office. The easiest way to reach us is by e-mail.


Emma Idman

Head of Research Administration

emma [dot] idman [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 72 18

Overall administrative responsibility for the faculty's PhD education.


Anette Saltin

Research Education Coordinator

anette [dot] saltin [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (anette[dot]saltin[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 49 26

Admission to doctoral studies, individual study plan, travel grant for doctoral students, study funding, dissertations. Secretary of the Research Studies Board.


Madeleine Nyström

Research Education Coordinator

phdcourses [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (phdcourses[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Handles the Research School in Medical Science, elective courses and the halfway review.

Maria Sjöström

International coordinator

maria [dot] sjostrom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (maria[dot]sjostrom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 14 98

Coordinator for international issues related to the PhD programme.

Jan Lexell

Study coordinator for PhD Studies

jan [dot] lexell [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 19 91

Assignment as study coordinator with responsibility for coordinating the Research School in Medical Science and courses at doctoral level and leading the working group for quality assurance.

The Research Studies Board (Forskarutbildningsnämnden, FUN)

The Research Studies Board (Forskarutbildningsnämnden, FUN) works on delegation from the Faculty Board and handles matters concerning the faculty's doctoral education. The Research Studies Board decides, among other things, on admissions and dissertations, as well as allocates travel grants and study financing.


Karin Jirström

Professor, vice-dean
Chairman of the Research Studies Board                                                                                                             

karin [dot] jirstrom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (karin[dot]jirstrom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 08 29+46 727 22 14 15

Evaluation panel for doctoral courses

Jan Lexell, study coordinator (convening member)
Karin Leandersson, professor
Tyra Bremborg, PhD student representative
Madeleine Nyström, Research Education Coordinator

The Faculty of Medicine’s International Council

Anja Meissner, senior lecturer
Anette Agardh, professor
Predrag Bakic, docent
Göran Jönsson, professor
Rafsan Ahmed, PhD student representative

Review group for dissertation material

Göran Karlsson, senior lecturer
Karin Leandersson, professor
Jan Lexell, professor
Vacancy, PhD student representative
Anette Saltin, Research Education Coordinator (questions should be sent to anette [dot] saltin [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (anette[dot]saltin[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se))
Jan Astermark, adj professor
Olga Göransson, adj professor
Elisabet Englund, adj professor

The departments' PhD education organisation

Each department has a deputy head of department for PhD education. The deputy head of department works on delegation from the head of department and is an institutional resource that will safeguard the interests of doctoral students and facilitate the supervisors' and department management's handling of PhD education issues.

Department of Experimental Medical Science

Olga Göransson
Deputy head of department
+46 46 222 95 52
Olga [dot] Goransson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Olga[dot]Goransson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Jens Nilsson
+46 46 222 77 88
jens [dot] nilsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (jens[dot]nilsson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Department of Health Sciences

Eva Ekvall Hansson
Deputy head of department

Stina Elfverson
+46 46 222 19 42
stina [dot] elfverson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]elfverson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund

Stefan Hansson
Deputy head of department
+46 46 222 30 11
Stefan [dot] Hansson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Stefan[dot]Hansson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Helén Åkesson
+46 46 222 89 62
Helen [dot] Akesson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Helen[dot]Akesson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

Anette Agardh
Deputy head of department
+46 40 39 13 38
Anette [dot] Agardh [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Anette[dot]Agardh[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Kerstin Troein
+46 40 39 14 00
Kerstin [dot] Troein [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Kerstin[dot]Troein[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Marcus Järås
Deputy head of department
+46 723 87 36 03
Marcus [dot] Jaras [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Marcus[dot]Jaras[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Sebastian Goksör
+46 46 222 15 16
sebastian [dot] goksor [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (sebastian[dot]goksor[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Department of Translational Medicine

Christopher Rääf
Deputy head of department

Diana Vaduva
+46 40 39 10 67
diana [dot] vaduva [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (diana[dot]vaduva[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)