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Gosta Winberg

M.D., PhD, Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden)r

Workplace: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) Stockholm, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden)
Position: Senior researcher, visiting professor
Nobelsvag 3, Stockholm 171 77, Sweden ;
Phone:  +468-5248 6249

Field of expertise

Molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, phylogenetics, applied genetic engineering, cellular engineering, biology of tumors and cells, medical virology, biomedicine, molecular biology


Expertise and career history

2010– Current: senior researcher at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) Stockholm, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden);
2008 - 2010: visiting lecturer at the Department of engineering and Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA);
2004 - 2008: chief microbiologist at Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Stockholm, Sweden);
2001 - 2003: chief biomedical, Virtual Genetic Laboratory AB (Stockholm, Sweden);
1997 - 2003: chief microbiologist at the Department of Virusology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Stockholm, Sweden);
1998 - 1999: researcher at the Centre of Genome Research, Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden); 
1996: virologist at Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Stockholm, Sweden);
1995 - 2003: researcher at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden);
1994 - 1995:   visiting researcher at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute (Seattle, USA);
1984 - 1992:   project leader at Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden).


Scientific achievements


  1. Picelli S., Faridani O.R., Bjorklund A.K., et al. Full-length RNA-seq from single cells using Smart-seq2. Nature Protocols, 2014, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 171–181.DOI:
  2. Picelli S., Bjorklund A.K., Faridani O.R., et al. Smart-seq2 for sensitive full-length transcriptome profiling in single cells. Nature Methods, 2013, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 1096–1100. DOI:
  3. Zhang X., Zhang Z., Zheng B., et al. An update on viral association of human cancers. Archives of Virology, 2013, vol. 158, no. 7, pp. 1433–1443.DOI:
  4. Skrypkina I., Tsyba L., Nikolaienko O., et al. Interactome of adaptor protein intersectin family involved in vesicle formation and traffic. FEBS Journal, 2011, vol. 278, pp. 130–131.
  5. Dergai O., Dergai M., Skrypkina I., et al. Latent membrane protein 2A (LMP2A) of Epstein-Barr virus interacts with intersectin 1 and targets it for degradation. FEBS Journal, 2011, vol. 278, pp. 452–452
  6. Yang G., Winberg G., Ren H., and Zhang S. Expression, purification and functional analysis of an odorant binding protein AaegOBP22 from Aedesaegypti. Protein Expression and Purification, 2011, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 165–171.DOI:
  7. Anastasiadou E., Vaeth S., Cuomo L., et al. Epstein-Barr virus infection leads to partial phenotypic reversion of terminally differentiated malignant B cells. Cancer Letters, 2009, vol. 284, no. 2, pp. 165–174. DOI:
  8. Lim C.S., Seet B.T., Ingham R.J., et al. The K15 protein of kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus recruits the endocytic regulator intersectin 2 through a selective SH3 domain interaction. Biochemistry, 2007, vol. 46, no. 35, pp. 9874–9885. DOI:
  9. Matskova L.V., Helmstetter C., Ingham R.J., et al. The SHB signalling scaffold binds to and regulates constitutive signals from the epstein-barrvirus LMP2A. Oncogene, 2007, vol. 26, no. 34, pp. 4908–4917. DOI:
  10. Rolen Yu., Kobzeva V., Gasparjan N., et al. Activity profiling of deubiquitinating enzymes in cervical carcinoma biopsies and cell lines. Molecular Carcinogenesis, 2006, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 260–269. DOI:

References to the scientist's profile

Scopus Author ID: 7003281753 – (h-index: 28)
ResearcherID: I-5686-2013 – (h-index: 25)
Orcid ID : 0000-0002-3371-4056 – 
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