Birgitta Henriques Normark
Birgitta Henriques Normark is professor and head physician (MD) in Clinical microbiology at the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital. She is also a visiting professor at Nanyang Technical University (NTU) in Singapore. Her research mainly targets respiratory tract and invasive infections, with a focus on pneumococcal infections. Her studies go from clinical and epidemiological research to studies on host-pathogen interactions, and more basic understanding on microbial and host immune factors that determine disease outcome. Birgitta Henriques-Normark has published over 200 publications and has been the supervisor of over 25 PhD students that have defended their thesis. She has evaluated research on numerous occasions such as for the European Research Council, ERC, and the European commission, and she has been a member of the steering board for Medicine and Health at the Swedish Research Council. She is an editor for FEMS Microbiology reviews and a member of the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM), and of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). She is also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and of the Nobel assembly at Karolinska Instiutet, awarding the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine, as well as a member of EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization).