The Marie Wahren-Herlenius Group

The Marie Wahren-Herlenius Group

Autoimmune disorders are a major cause of disease and disability, affecting around 5% of the population. We study the molecular and clinical pathology of the rheumatic autoimmune condition Sjögren’s syndrome, and the autoantibody mediated congenital heart block that may develop in the fetus of pregnant women with Sjögren’s syndrome.

Our projects aim at specifying key steps in generation of the autoimmune inflammation in both mother and child, and to identify immunologic components relevant to the tissue destruction. Our research is performed with a translational approach and involves both basic molecular studies, analysis in experimental models and clinical investigations. Generated data are important for developing preventive strategies, diagnostic assays and novel therapy.





If you would like to support this area of research

you could do that by using Swish transfer. 

Our Swish number is 123-245 79 76


Always state the name of group/team leader in order for us to allocate the gift properly. 

Or you can also use the following accounts:

BG: 628-4418
PG: 514114-8

Always state the name of group/team leader in order for us to allocate the gift properly. 

If you are outside of Sweden, please use the following information:

Bank: SEB, Stockholm, Sweden
Account No. 5201-11 370 12
Iban-number: SE16 5000 0000 0520 1113 7012
Bic-code (the bank´s electronic address): ESSESESS
Account holder: Center for Molecular Medicine Foundation
L8:05, Karolinska University Hospital
171 76 Stockholm, Sweden


Group leader

Marie Wahren-Herlenius


Job title






Bio statistics, Cell, molecular and structural biology, Circulation and respiration, Genomics, Infection and inflammation, Molecular biology


Rheumatic diseases, Sjögren's syndrome


Animal models, Antibodies, Autoimmunity, Biomarkers, Cardiovascular, Cell culture, Child, Cohort study, Flow cytometry, Gender, Gene expression, Immunohistochemistry, Innate immunity, Macrophage/Microglia/Monocryte/APC, Natural killer cells, Pediatrics, Pregnancy, Protein expression, Proteins, Rheumatic, Skin, Transcription, Translational, Vaccines