Petter Brodin is Garfield Weston Chair and Professor of Pediatric immunology at Imperial College London as well as professor of Pediatric immunology at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The Brodin lab (https://brodinlab.com/) develops and applies novel experimental and computational methods to describe human immune system variation with a particular interest in the immune systems of children, its development early in life, and its role in health and disease during childhood.
After completing a MD/PhD program at the Karolinska Institute, Brodin joined the Mark M. Davis’s laboratory at HHMI, Stanford University School of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow, investigating the contribution of heritable and non-heritable sources of variation in immune systems of twins. Following this, Brodin returned to Sweden to establish a national facility for immunomonitoring at the Swedish infrastructure hub, Science for Life Laboratory. He also established his own research program applying systems-immunology methods to the study of immune system development early in life. The Brodin lab established a birth cohort and showed differences in early life adaptation between preterm and term infants, the global repertoire of maternal antiviral antibodies as well as the imprinting effect of select colonizing microbes such as bifidobacterial early in life. The Brodin lab has also applied its technologies for systems-level immune system analysis during the COVID-19 pandemic to understand COVID-19 in children, the immunology of MIS-C and severe COVID-19 and are active members of the global COVID-Human Genetic Effort (https://www.covidhge.com/) in which they lead the LongCOVID subgroup.