top of page
Carl Johan Sundberg.jpeg

Carl Johan Sundberg

  Physician & Professor

Areas of Expertise

Human genetics  •  Genomics  •  Epigenetics  •  AI  •  Learning  •  Informatics  •  Management

areas of expertise

About Carl 

Carl Johan Sundberg is a licensed physician and professor at Karolinska Institutet where his research focuses on human genetics, genomics and epigenetics in relation to physical activity in patients and in healthy individuals. His other major research concerns AI/ML-based computerized history taking, i.e., the patient interacts with a tablet or a computer, and provides information about symptoms and other elements of history. He heads the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, where he founded the Unit for Bioentrepreneurship, which is focused on research and education within innovation, management, entrepreneurship and intellectual property. 


In 2005, Carl Johan received a Certificate of Commendation for Communication in the Life Sciences from European Molecular Biology Organisation and the European Commission's Descartes Communication Prize for Excellence in Science Communication. He serves as Treasurer of Euroscience ( and the initiator of Euroscience Open Forum (, a large (~4500 participants) biennial international general science meeting on science, technology, business and science communication. 


Carl Johan is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. For ten years, he worked as investment director at a 60 M€ life science venture fund. He has served as member or chairman of numerous academic boards, e.g. president Swedish Society for Sports Medicine, member of the International Olympic Committee´s Medical Commission, Inspektor (guardian) for the Medical Student’s association), chair of Research!Sweden – an independent advocacy foundation for medical research and innovation. His current and previous life science company board directorships include Cobra Biologics AB, Saniona AB, Karolinska Development AB, NsGene AS, Feelgood AB, Cellectricon AB, Global Genomics AB, Angiogenetics AB and Alfta Rehab AB.


Speaking Topics

  • Bioentrepreneurship

  • Learning, Informatics, Management & Ethics

  • Human Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics

  • AI/ML-based Computerized history taking

Speaking topics
bottom of page