Congratulations, Doctor Volen Ivanov!

Volen Ivanov publicly defended his thesis “Never let go! : the etiology, clinical presentation and treatment of hoarding disorder” last Friday. The defense and opposition by Professor Kiara Timpano was a true celebration of science. Congratulation Volen to your well-deserved PhD!




Volen Ivanov, PhD!


Volen with his proud supervisors Christian Rück, Eva Serlachius, David Mataix-Cols!



Dissertation committee Sten-Åke Stenberg, Karin Wirdefeldt and Maria Tillfors.


Opponent and Respondent. 

Chris LaLima’s superduper dissertation


Man of the day

Christopher LaLima, psychologist from Hofstra University who was with us in our group in 2015-16 very successfully defended his thesis “Therapist-Guided, Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder – English Version (BDD-NET): A Feasibility Study” today at Hofstra University, NY. Congrats Chris! Chris was even nominated for the H. Alan Robinson Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award! Good luck! Skärmavbild 2017-08-28 kl. 22.05.06



Doctor Jesper Enander defended his thesis!

Jesper Enander today received his PhD after successfully defending his thesis today. Congratulations Jesper!



Jesper (the tallest) surrounded by his supervisors. To the left the opponent Prof Ulrike Buhlmann being distracted by Prof Jerker Hetta from the examination board.


The examination board: Klaas Wijma, Linköping University, Jerker Hetta and Kalle Lundgren, KI.




It’s done.

Manuel Mattheisen joins our group

Our collaborator Manuel Mattheisen, Associate Professor at Århus University, is now officially affiliated to Karolinska Institutet and our group.  He studied medicine at the University in Bonn and went on to be a research follow at Harvard Medical School before moving to Denmark. We are fortunate to enjoy his deep expertise in genetical methods. Check out his quite spectacular publication list here.





Jesper Enander to defend thesis on May 5th

Jesper is about to defend his thesis titled: “Etiology, prevalence, and development of a novel treatement for body dysmorphic disorder” May 5 at 09.00 in Lecture hall H1, Alfred Nobels Allé 23, Campus Flemingsberg. Do not miss! 

His Opponent will be Professor Ulrike Buhlman, University of Münster.

Examination Board:
Associate Professor Kalle Lundgren, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

Professor Klaas Wijma, Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Professor Jerker Hetta, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Principal Supervisor:
Associate Professor Christian Rück, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Professor David Mataix-Cols, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Professor Paul Lichtenstein, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Associate Professor Brjánn Ljótsson, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience