Carolina Wählby
Professor at the Centre for Image Analysis, Dept. of Information Technology

Carolina Wählby is Professor at the Centre for Image Analysis, Dept. of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden, focusing on digital image processing and analysis in the interface between biomedicine, microscopy, and computer science. Her research group develops AI approaches for decision support in digital pathology and cytology, as well as personalized medicine and drug screening. She has a MSc in molecular biotechnology and a PhD in digital image analysis, and carried out postdoc research within genetics and pathology. She was part of the Imaging Platform of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT in 2009-2015 and became full professor at Uppsala University in 2014. She is also Director of the SciLifeLab BioImage Informatics facility and leads a number of research projects involving large-scale cell and tissue analysis, including deep learning and computational methods for spatial transcriptomics, funded by the ERC and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic research. She was elected ISAC scholar 2014, received the SBI2 President’s innovation award in 2014, and the Thuréus prize in 2015. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.