Nina Lagerqvist

CV

WORK EXPERIENCE
Sept 2017 – present
European Public Health Microbiology Training Programme (EUPHEM), Member State track
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden. Unit for Laboratory Surveillance
Viral Pathogens and Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Public Health Agency of Sweden, Solna, Sweden.
The EUPHEM program provides practical and theoretical training in public health microbiology and epidemiology.
Subjects/projects within the program includes among others: microbiological surveillance (Rotavirus), outbreak investigation
(EIEC/Shigella), and public health research (Group A Streptococcus and Schistosomiasis).
April 2017 – Sept 2017
Deputy Head of Unit for Diagnostic Preparedness of Notifiable and High Consequence Pathogens, Public Health Agency of Sweden
June 2013 – April 2017
Analyst/Microbiologist Unit for Diagnostic Preparedness of Notifiable and High Consequence Pathogens, Public Health Agency of Sweden
? Coordinator of the national 24/7 laboratory preparedness for infectious threats.
? Responsible for the development of diagnostic methods for highly pathogenic viruses and bacteria and for prioritizing and
coordinating the work based on current national and international events.
? Deputy head of the BSL-3 laboratory
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Jan 2014 – March 2014
Postdoctoral studies (part-time, combined with work at Public Health Agency of Sweden)
Center for Infectious Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
Design and validation of diagnostic nucleic acid test for detection of Puumala virus
March 2009 – May 2013
PhD in Medical Science Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden. Laboratory work performed
at the Public Health Agency of Sweden

Additional Works

2014 – present
Training of public health specialists
National Institute of Health, Mozambique
Transfer of theoretical and practical knowledge on molecular and serological diagnostic methods for tropical diseases with focus on
BSL-3 viruses and the implementations of these techniques in the routine diagnostics. The project included several visits to
Mozambique and onsite training of diagnostic and laboratory personnel, compilation of assay protocols for use in routine
diagnostics, laboratory supervision, and knowledge transfer.
2010 – 2013
Training of veterinary personnel
Veterinary unit, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Transfer of theoretical and practical knowledge of zoonotic viruses and serological diagnostic methods. The project included several
visits to Mozambique and onsite training of veterinary personnel, hands-on laboratory work, laboratory supervision, and knowledge
transfer.
2007 – present
High-containment laboratory
Swedish Defence Research Agency and the Public Health Agency of Sweden
Work in BSL-3 laboratories and trained for performing diagnostic methods in BSL-4 laboratory (suit laboratory).