Unit of Endocrinology with the Lipid laboratory

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At focus here is the role of human adipose tissue in common metabolic disorders. The unit consists of about 20 people including medical doctors, post-doctoral fellows, PhD-students, research nurses and technical staff.

Research areas

The Unit of Endocrinology consists of a clinical research facility at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, and the Lipid laboratory at NOVUM. The Head of Unit and responsible for Clinical research facility is Mikael Rydén, while the Lipid laboratory is led by professor Peter Arner, who has for more than four decades studied the role of human adipose tissue in common metabolic disorders. 

Our studies span from genetic and molecular studies in different in vitro systems to clinical assessments in human subjects. Our primary aim is to better understand the mechanisms that link changes in fat mass to metabolic disorders.

While we have studied obesity and type 2 diabetes for several decades, in recent years, we have also focused on conditions of weight loss, in particular cancer cachexia but also chronic kidney disease.

Research groups

Group leader Research focus
Peter Arner

Aidipos tissue turnover and inflammation

Jan Bolinder

Clinical research in diabetes and endocrinology

Ingrid Dahlman

Genetic studies of adipose tissue, obesity and insulin resistance

Johan Hoffstedt

Clinical studies of aidpose tissue

Jurga Laurencikiene

Regulation of transcription in adipose tissue

Mikael Rydén

Signal mechanisms of adipose tissue

Staff

A

Daniel Andersson, MD, PhD 
Juan Acosta, PhD student
Kurt Gerok Andersson, MD, Ass Prof
Peter Arner, MD, Professor
B
Christel Björk, post-doc
Jan Bolinder, MD, professor
Yasmina Belarbi, PhD student
D
Ingrid Dahlman, MD, Ass Prof.
E
Anna Ehrlund, PhD, post-doc 
H
Katarina Hertel, research nurse
Johan Hoffstedt, MD, Ass Prof.
K
Agné Kulyté, PhD, senior researcher
L
Jurga Laurencikiene, PhD, Ass prof.
Britt-Marie Leijonhuvud, research nurse
Lena Lindberg, secretary
Silvia Cebrain Lorente, PhD, post-doc
Patrik Löfgren, MD, PhD, senior researcher
M
Niklas Mejhert, post-doc
Erik Moberg, MD, PhD
O
Per Oscarsson, MD, PhD
P
Annie Pettersson, PhD student
Q
Veronica Qvisth, MD, PhD, senior researcher
R
Mikael Rydén, Head of the unit, MD, Professor
Sofia Rössner, MD, PhD
S
Eva Sjölin, lab technician
T
Eva Toft, MD, Ass prof.
W
Hans Wahrenberg, MD, Ass prof.
Yvonne Widlund, research nurse
Kerstin Wåhlén, lab technician
Å
Gaby Åström, lab technician

Contact

Head of unit

Professor/senior physician

Mikael Ryden

Phone: +46-(0)8-585 827 75
Organizational unit: Unit for Endocrinology and Diabetes
E-mail: Mikael.Ryden@ki.se

Secretary

Administrator

Lena Lindberg

Phone: +46-(0)8-585 826 26
Organizational unit: Unit for Endocrinology and Diabetes
E-mail: Lena.Lindberg@ki.se

Metabolism