Participating hospitals

Photo: Juhani Harkas

The following hospitals are a part of the Sveafertil study. Every hospital has a local coordinating physician and a research nurse who are responsible for identifying patients for Sveafertil.

  • University Hospital of Umeå / Norrlands universitetssjukhus, Umeå
  • Uppsala University Hospital / Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala
  • Karolinska University Hospital / Karolinska sjukhuset, Stockholm
  • Linköping University Hospital / Universitetssjukhuset i Linköping, Linköping
  • Sahlgrenska University Hopistal / Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg
  • Skåne University Hospital / Skånes universitetssjukhus, Lund


Photo: Juhani Harkas

Kirsi Jahnukainen

Prof. Kirsi Jahnukainen is the overall responsible researcher for Sveafertil. She is a pediatric oncologist and chief physician at the Helsinki University Hospital in Finland, and a visiting professor at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. She coordinates fertility preservation activities for girls in Finland and is involved in the fertility preservation project for boys in Sweden (Nordfertil). She is a seasoned expert in managing young oncology and hematology patients and has a deep understanding of their fertility preservation needs.


Tel: +358405026351 (Finnish / Swedish / English)

Pauliina Damdimopoulou

Dr. Pauliina Damdimopoulou is responsible for the research activities in Sveafertil. She is a cell biologist and a senior researcher at Karolinska Institutet. Her research group studies fertility in women, and she has extended experience of working with human ovarian tissue. Together with Kirsi, she has studied the damage that cancer treatments cause in the ovaries of young patients. In addition, she has developed ovarian tissue culture methods and mapped the cell types that are present in adult ovarian tissue.


Tel: +46709390093 (Finnish / Swedish / English)

Jasmin Hassan

Jasmin Hassan is a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet working on the research part of SveaFertil under Pauliina Damdimopoulou’s and Kirsi Jahnukainen’s supervision. Jasmin has a background in biopharmaceutical sciences with a focus on human biology and biomedicine.


Tel: +46702385967 (Dutch / English)

Updated by:

andreasjonsson 2021-03-25