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30 Oct 2017 Get Inspired by a Professor featuring Manuel Patarroyo from MTC
10 Oct 2017 3 PostDocs at MTC awarded scholarships by SSMF
27 Sep 2017 Mats Wahlgren and Ulf Ribacke receive Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Grant Grant
06 Sep 2017 Georgios Sotiriou receives a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC)
25 Aug 2017 Mats Wahlgren interviewed by the Swedish national radio program Vetenskapsradion
18 Jul 2017 Professor Emeritus Uno Lindberg passed away on June 30th 2017
11 Jul 2017 Video portrait of an employee: Vicente Pelechano
26 Jun 2017 The presence of the protein KIF1Bβ can play a central role for the outcome of a neuroblastoma diagnosis Cancer and Oncology
13 Jun 2017 Two Summer Research Schools are Now Underway
24 May 2017 Photos from the second Brain and Culture Symposium at Aula Medica on 17th May
18 May 2017 MTC researchers in the Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam Group publish in Immunity
12 May 2017 Grants to MTC 2017 Grant
08 May 2017 Newly discovered malaria mechanism gives hope to pregnant women
04 May 2017 Susanne Schlisio awarded a 6 year senior research position from The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation
11 Apr 2017 Juan Du and Michael Landreh receive Ingvar Carlsson Award
23 Mar 2017 Wallenberg Clinical Scholar for research on pneumococcal infections
01 Mar 2017 Georg Klein - a pioneering cancer biologist and Renaissance man
24 Feb 2017 Cold can help burn dangerous fat Cancer and Oncology, Microbiology
13 Jan 2017 Edmund Loh's Meningitis research featured in Wallenberg Foundation documentary film Bacteria
12 Jan 2017 Mats Wahlgren awarded the HA Eriksson Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy 2017
12 Jan 2017 Elisabeth Norin Featured on Radio-korrespondenterna 11th January
20 Dec 2016 Martin Corcoran, Ganesh Phad, Néstor Vázquez Bernat and Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam et al publish in Nature Communications
19 Dec 2016 CTMR collaboration with EURAC on studies of the Ötzi gut microbiome Bacteria
15 Dec 2016 KI researcher receives grant on basis of top ERC assessment
12 Dec 2016 Professor Emeritus Georg Klein dies aged 91
01 Dec 2016 Claudia Kutter and Vicente Pelechano García appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows
02 Nov 2016 How autoimmune disease is prevented – mechanism discovered
27 Oct 2016 Jan Albert featured on Sveriges Radio program about the spread of HIV
19 Oct 2016 Hans Hertz and Marie Arsenian Henriksson receive Knut and Alice Wallenberg Grant for over 30M SEK
14 Oct 2016 Vaccine against strangles (kvarka) shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials
10 Oct 2016 Anders Björkman Awarded 3 Million SEK from the Erling Persson Family Foundation
30 Sep 2016 Pontus Aspenström interviewed about the Biomedicum Project in KI Bladet
28 Sep 2016 Ingemar Ernberg receives the KI Grand Silver Medal 2016
27 Sep 2016 Britta Wahren Featured on the Sveriges Radio series Vetandets värld
09 Sep 2016 New Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Medical Innovation at MTC
02 Sep 2016 Why pneumococci affect primarily humans Bacteria
18 Aug 2016 Benedict Chambers and Berit Carrow interviewed on Sveriges Radio P1
15 Aug 2016 Research projects completed on two summer research programs at karolinska Institutet
12 Jul 2016 KI-scientists present new research on childhood neuroblastoma Microbiology
29 Jun 2016 New Adjunct Professor and 2 New Associate Professors at MTC
21 Jun 2016 Summer Research Schools now underway
17 Jun 2016 Benedict Chambers and Berit Carrow featured in the KI newsletter KI Bladet
16 Jun 2016 New MTC Management Group Announced
14 Jun 2016 Hannah Akuffo featured as Sommarpratare on Sveriges Radio P1 16th August
02 Jun 2016 Mats Wahgren is awarded the Karolinska Institutet Axel Hirsch prize
27 May 2016 Keystone Symposia on B Cells at the Intersection of Innate and Adaptive Immunity (E3) Immunology
27 May 2016 Whole Genome Sequencing at the Clinical Genomics Facilty featured in Dagens Medicin
25 May 2016 Elisabeth Norin Interviewed at KI about her New Fecal Culture Patent
24 May 2016 Pontus Aspenström is appointed MTC Head of Department
18 May 2016 Ferring Pharmaceuticals site visit at CTMR/MTC and open house for The Center for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) June 13

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Get Inspired by a Professor featuring Manuel Patarroyo from MTC

30 Oct 2017

The successful seminar series 'Get inspired by a Professor' this month features Manuel Patarroyo from MTC and is available as a video on the link below. Manuel's research focuses on Laminins and their cell-surface receptors in tumor invasion and metastasis. View the seminar online here Manuel...

3 PostDocs at MTC awarded scholarships by SSMF

10 Oct 2017

Shawon Gupta, Kaisa Thorell and Marc Panas at MTC (pictured above) have been awarded research scholarships in medicine by the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF) this year. A total of 34 post-docs at six Swedish universities will share close to SEK 80 million. “Post-doc education is an...

Mats Wahlgren and Ulf Ribacke receive Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Grant

27 Sep 2017

Mats Wahlgren and Ulf Ribacke from MTC The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) have granted close to SEK 108 million to four research projects at Karolinska Institutet. In total this year, the Foundation has granted SEK 560 million to 18 research projects, which are considered to be of the...
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Georgios Sotiriou receives a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC)

06 Sep 2017

KI researchers Erik Melén and Georgios Sotiriou (pictured) have received starting grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for conducting their own independent research. The purpose of the ERC Starting Grants is to support talented early-career scientist, who have already produced excellent...

Mats Wahlgren interviewed by the Swedish national radio program Vetenskapsradion

25 Aug 2017

Professor Mats Wahlgren from The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology has been inteviewed by the Swedish national radio station SverigesRadio in the series Vetenskapsradion. The interview focuses on the discovery of a new type of antibody highlighted in a recent publication in Nature...

Professor Emeritus Uno Lindberg passed away on June 30th 2017

18 Jul 2017

Professor Emeritus Uno Lindberg passed away on June 30th 2017. Former MTC research group leader Uno was Professor Emeritus at Karolinska Institutet from 2006 onwards, with research focusing on cell biology. Uno was also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) from 1989 onwards and...

Video portrait of an employee: Vicente Pelechano

11 Jul 2017

SciLife Lab fellow and MTC Assistant Professor Vicente Pelechano is featured in "medarbetarporträtt" this month - a video interview outlining his research at Karolinska Institutet and SciLife View the video interview online here

The presence of the protein KIF1Bβ can play a central role for the outcome of a neuroblastoma diagnosis

26 Jun 2017

A high percentage of KIF1Bβ means a greater chance of the tumour spontaneously regressing and disappearing. These are the results of a study by Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd. The study is to be published in the scientific journal Genes and Development...
Cancer and Oncology

Two Summer Research Schools are Now Underway

13 Jun 2017

KI Summer Research School in Biomedical Research Introduction Day June 19th You just know its summer on campus when the KI Summer Research School in Biomedical Research starts! The summer school, coordinated by Gerald McInerney at MTC, encourages interest in Biomedical research at KI by offering...

Photos from the second Brain and Culture Symposium at Aula Medica on 17th May

24 May 2017

The second Brain and Culture meeting was presented at the Erling Persson Hall, Aula Medica on Wednesday May 17th. This year it was organized to honour George Klein who sadly passed away last December. He was a great inspiration for the Brain and Culture program at KI and fought against what he...

MTC researchers in the Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam Group publish in Immunity

18 May 2017

MTC researchers in the Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam Group have published in Immunity this month In their article, Paola Martinez-Murillo and colleagues (pictured above) identify a novel neutralizing antibody epitope present at the apex of the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env) spike. Single cell...

Grants to MTC 2017

12 May 2017

This list covers grants and research positions awarded to MTC during 2017. 8 MTC researchers have been awarded grants from Vetenskapsrådet in Medicine and Health and Natural and Engineering Sciences for approx. 26 M SEK. In addition, six researchers from MTC have been awarded grants from...
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Newly discovered malaria mechanism gives hope to pregnant women

08 May 2017

Resistance to malaria drugs means that pregnant women are unable to overcome the anaemia caused by the malaria parasite – and their babies are born undersized. A study carried out at Karolinska Institutet, however, exposes the effects of malaria in pregnant women and shows how the PTEF protein is...

Susanne Schlisio awarded a 6 year senior research position from The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation

04 May 2017

Susanne Schlisio (Pictured 2nd left with her research group) has been awarded a 6 year senior research position from The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation (Barncancerfonden) despite fierce competition - hers was one of only 26 approved applications. Susanne Schlisio's research concerns the...

Juan Du and Michael Landreh receive Ingvar Carlsson Award

11 Apr 2017

MTC's Juan Du and Michael Landreh are two of twelve promising young postdocs who receive the Ingvar Carlsson Award 2017 from The Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF. The projects focus on proteins, cells and molecules as part of the efforts to diagnose and treat diseases better and with fewer...

Wallenberg Clinical Scholar for research on pneumococcal infections

23 Mar 2017

Birgitta Henriques Normark, photo: Markus Marcetic/KVA. KI researcher Birgitta Henriques Normark has been appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2017. She is granted SEK 15 million to find out how new strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria form and become resistant to antibiotics. The...

Georg Klein - a pioneering cancer biologist and Renaissance man

01 Mar 2017

Three researchers at Karolinska Institute have published a warm tribute to the late Georg Klein in Nature entitled "A pioneering cancer biologist and Renaissance man." The life and achievements of Georg Klein, who died on 10 December at the age of 91, are described by Professors Ingemar Ernberg,...

Cold can help burn dangerous fat

24 Feb 2017

New research findings show severe cold can switch harmful visceral fat to energy consuming beneficial fat. This discovery highlighted in a newly published research article, "Switching harmful visceral fat to beneficial energy combustion improves metabolic dysfunctions", offers a new method for...
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Edmund Loh's Meningitis research featured in Wallenberg Foundation documentary film

13 Jan 2017

Edmund Loh's research is featured in Wallenberg Foundation documentary film this month. The film follows his development and ambitions as a researcher and focuses on his research into the causes of Meningitis. The bacterium Neisseria meningitidis is normally content to remain in the nose. But...
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Mats Wahlgren awarded the HA Eriksson Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy 2017

12 Jan 2017

Mats Wahlgren has been awarded the Hilda and Alfred Erikssons prize by the Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien). The award, which includes the sum of 100 00 SEK, has been given for "Increasing our awareness of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum at a molecular level and for...

Elisabeth Norin Featured on Radio-korrespondenterna 11th January

12 Jan 2017

Elisabeth Norin was featured in Radio-korresponderna on Swedish national radio in a program featuring fecal transplatations on 11th January. The theme of the program was global health risks. Listen to the podcast on Sveriges radio

Martin Corcoran, Ganesh Phad, Néstor Vázquez Bernat and Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam et al publish in Nature Communications

20 Dec 2016

Martin M. Corcoran, Ganesh E. Phad, Néstor Vázquez Bernat and Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam have published in Nature Communications in an paper that increases our understanding of genetic variation. The adaptive immune system has the capacity to produce antibodies with enormous numbers of binding...

CTMR collaboration with EURAC on studies of the Ötzi gut microbiome

19 Dec 2016

Dr Frank Maixner, EURAC institute for studies of mummies and the iceman, Bolzano, Italy, visited The Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) and gave a lecture on "The 5300-year-old Helicobacter pylori genome of the Iceman - the story and the research" this December. Collaboration with...
Bacteria

KI researcher receives grant on basis of top ERC assessment

15 Dec 2016

Vicente Pelechano Garcia at the Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology is one of two researchers to be awarded a Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant. The grant is arranged jointly by five private research foundations and is awarded to young research group leaders who achieved a top...

Professor Emeritus Georg Klein dies aged 91

12 Dec 2016

Georg Klein tragically passed away on December 10th. Georg was Professor Emeritus at Karolinska Institutet, and has been a research group leader at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) since the 1990's. Last year Georg and his wife and colleague Professor Emeritus Eva Klein...

Claudia Kutter and Vicente Pelechano García appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows

01 Dec 2016

Two MTC researchers have been appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows, an appointment that includes funding for between 5 to 9 million SEK per researcher for a five year period Photo: Markus Marcetic Claudia Kutter There are many known risk factors for liver cancer, particularly chronic virus...

How autoimmune disease is prevented – mechanism discovered

02 Nov 2016

Photo: Saket Nigam, this article by Tomas Ahlbeck A previously unknown safety mechanism in our immune system keeps the body free from autoimmune diseases. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have discovered that a cell in our inherited immune system can prevent our adaptive (learned) immune...

Jan Albert featured on Sveriges Radio program about the spread of HIV

27 Oct 2016

Jan Albert is featured on Sveriges Radio in a program about the spread of HIV in the 1970s. In the program Jan Albert comments on the work of an international team that has mapped out the spread of the virus from Africa, Haiti and New York during the 1960's and 70's with results that challenge the...

Hans Hertz and Marie Arsenian Henriksson receive Knut and Alice Wallenberg Grant for over 30M SEK

19 Oct 2016

Professor Hans Hertz at KTH (as main applicant) and Professor Marie Arsenian Henriksson at MTC and Professor Muhammet Toprak at KTH (as co-applicants) have received a grant for 33 090 000 SEK from The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The grant is for their project entitled ”Molecular X-Ray...

Vaccine against strangles (kvarka) shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials

14 Oct 2016

Jan-Ingmar Flock at MTC has, in collaboration with Professor Bengt Guss at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, developed a vaccine against strangles (called kvarka in Swedish). Strangles is an infection in horses caused by Streptococcus equi. The infection resembles tonsillitis in...

Anders Björkman Awarded 3 Million SEK from the Erling Persson Family Foundation

10 Oct 2016

Anders Björkman has been awarded a grant of 3 Million SEK from the Erling Persson Foundation. The grant will be awarded over a 3 year period for the project entitled "Is Malaria elimination possible in Zanzibar? A case study for Africa.” The project focuses on the feasibility of eliminating Malaria...

Pontus Aspenström interviewed about the Biomedicum Project in KI Bladet

30 Sep 2016

This month's KI Bladet features an interview with MTC Head of Department Pontus Aspenström regarding the ongoing Biomedicum project and the challenges it presents. Read the article on the link below Read more in this month's KI Bladet

Ingemar Ernberg receives the KI Grand Silver Medal 2016

28 Sep 2016

Senior Professor of Tumour Biology at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), has been awarded the Grand Silver Medal for his invaluable efforts to strengthen and develop the university’s operations. During his nearly 50 years at KI, Professor Ernberg has served as chairman...

Britta Wahren Featured on the Sveriges Radio series Vetandets värld

27 Sep 2016

MTC Virologist Britta Wahren discusses the roll that certain viruses play in keeping us healthy in the Sveriges Radio series Vetandets värld this month. Listen to the program (in Swedish ) on the link below Listen to the radio program here

New Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Medical Innovation at MTC

09 Sep 2016

We would like to welcome Katarina Nordqvist as Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Medical Innovation at MTC. Katarina Nordqvist is Director of the Research Department at the Nobel Museum. During the last twenty years she has been working in leading positions, within research and innovation, in...

Why pneumococci affect primarily humans

02 Sep 2016

A special variant of a sugar molecule in the human nose might explain why pneumococcal infections are more common in humans than in other animals, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report in a study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe . The discovery can help in the search for a...
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Benedict Chambers and Berit Carrow interviewed on Sveriges Radio P1

18 Aug 2016

How do the olympic athletes in Rio avoid getting infections? As part of its training drive, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has opened an “Athlete Learning Gateway”, a collection of online courses and instruction films on health, nutrition and performance tips. The idea for the project...

Research projects completed on two summer research programs at karolinska Institutet

15 Aug 2016

Students on the Amgen Scholars Program presented their results and defended their posters to conclude their summer project work at Karolinska Institutet last week, and the Summer Course in Medical Science concludes this August. The Amgen Scholars Program at Karolinska Institutet is coordinated by...

KI-scientists present new research on childhood neuroblastoma

12 Jul 2016

In the journal Cell Reports researchers at Karolinska Institutet together with international colleagues present new data on the pediatric tumor neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a nerve cell cancer that affects young children and originates in the peripheral nervous system along the spine and in the...
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New Adjunct Professor and 2 New Associate Professors at MTC

29 Jun 2016

New Adjunct Professor at MTC Adjunct professor Maria Bejarano Organizational unit: Marie Arsenian Henriksson group E-mail: Maria.Bejarano@ki.se We would like to welcome Maria-Teresa Bejarano as an Adjunct Professor in Infection Biology, starting from 1st June. She is a Senior Research Advisor at...

Summer Research Schools now underway

21 Jun 2016

Summer Research School in Biomedical Research 2016 The Karolinska Institutet Summer Research School in Biomedical Research for 2016 is now underway. The summer school, coordinated by Gerald McInerney at MTC, encourages interest in Biomedical research at KI by offering high school students hands on...

Benedict Chambers and Berit Carrow featured in the KI newsletter KI Bladet

17 Jun 2016

Benedict Chambers and Berit Carrow from MTC are featured in the Karolinska Institutet newsletter KI bladet this month and feature on the cover picture. Both left the world of elite sports to concentrate on their careers as immunologists at MTC and the Department of Medicine, Huddinge. They now have...

New MTC Management Group Announced

16 Jun 2016

Following the appointment of Pontus Aspenström as MTC Head of Department on June 1st 2016, a new management group has been announced. The new group consists of two former members Professors Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam and Sonia Lain and three new additions; Professor Jan Albert and Senior Researchers...

Hannah Akuffo featured as Sommarpratare on Sveriges Radio P1 16th August

14 Jun 2016

On August 16th, Hannah Akuffo was featured as Sommarpratare in Sveriges Radio P1. This long running series has featured many well-known Swedish celebrities, politicians and business icons over the years, but only few academics. An invitation to act as Sommarpratare is a great privilege and honour...

Mats Wahgren is awarded the Karolinska Institutet Axel Hirsch prize

02 Jun 2016

Mats Wahgren has been awarded the Karolinska Institutet Axel Hirsch prize for his Malaria research. The "Medicine doktor Axel Hirsch Priset " is awarded annually by the KI management for high quality publications within Swedish research. The award will be officially given out at Aula Medica on 13th...

Keystone Symposia on B Cells at the Intersection of Innate and Adaptive Immunity (E3)

27 May 2016

MTC's Mikael Karlsson is on the organizing committee for the ongoing Keystone Symposia on B Cells at the Intersection of Innate and Adaptive Immunity (E3) May 29th-June 2nd at Clarion Hotel, Stockholm. In the last few years, the role of B cells in the innate immune response and effector functions...
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Whole Genome Sequencing at the Clinical Genomics Facilty featured in Dagens Medicin

27 May 2016

The innovation behind whole genome sequencing used at the SciLifeLab Clinical Genomics Facilty for prenatal diagnosis, detecting hereditary diseases, finding infections and microbial monitoring is featured in an article in Dagens Medicin . Lars Engstrand, Director of the facility, traces the recent...

Elisabeth Norin Interviewed at KI about her New Fecal Culture Patent

25 May 2016

Elisabeth Norin is interviewed this week in the Karolinska Institutet series "tre frågor till..." (three questions to..) with focus on her recent fecal culture patent. The European patent is for fecal culture from a healthy patient and is used for translantations to help patients with stomach flora...

Pontus Aspenström is appointed MTC Head of Department

24 May 2016

The Vice Chancellor Karin Dahlman-Wright has reached a decision regarding the Head of Department at MTC. Pontus Aspenström is appointed as Head of Department during the period June 1 2016 - May 31 2019. More information about the MTC Head of Department

Ferring Pharmaceuticals site visit at CTMR/MTC and open house for The Center for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) June 13

18 May 2016

Ferring site visit at CTMR/MTC The Center for Translational Microbiome Research, CTMR, hosted the microbiome project team from Ferring Pharmaceuticals May 17th. The team visited the new premises at MTC and SciLifeLab and discussed projects within the ongoing collaboration. MTC:ers are all welcome...

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