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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
28 Apr 2016 Elisabeth Norin Interviewed on Radio P4 extra
22 Apr 2016 A Nobel Center would be extremely important in the future
21 Apr 2016 Research Rendezvous: an interview with Mikael Karlsson Immunology
15 Apr 2016 Susanne Nylén interviewed by Sveriges Radio Parasitology
05 Apr 2016 Akira Kanekos malaria project featured on SVT Vetenskapens värld
11 Mar 2016 Open House for study programs in Biomedicine, Toxicology and Bioentrepreneurship
08 Mar 2016 Mikael Karlsson is appointed Professor of Immunology at MTC
16 Feb 2016 Francesca Chiodi Appointed to the Sida Research Advisory Council
27 Jan 2016 Karolinska Institutet and Ferring Pharmaceuticals sign collaboration agreement
26 Jan 2016 Gene often lost in childhood cancer crucial in cells' life or death decision Cancer and Oncology
04 Jan 2016 Gerald McInerney awarded the STINT teaching sabbatical stipendium
16 Dec 2015 Grants to MTC Autumn 2015 Grant
07 Dec 2015 MTC Awards 2015
07 Dec 2015 Marie Arsenian Henriksson is featured researcher of the month at The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation
24 Nov 2015 MTC visit Zanzibar Malaria Research Unit Karolinska Institutet

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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...
Cancer and OncologyMicrobiology

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...
Bacteria

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...
Bacteria

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...
Microbiology

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...
Immunology

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...

Elisabeth Norin Interviewed on Radio P4 extra

28 Apr 2016

Elisabeth Norin interviewed by Lotta Bromé on national radio P4 extra 27 April 2016. Associate Professor Norin discusses the benefits of human cultured fecal microbiota transplants on a patient's intestinal flora, and the future possibilities for treating for example IBS and obesity disorders...

A Nobel Center would be extremely important in the future

22 Apr 2016

33 Professors at Karolinska Institutet write in Dagens Medicin 22 April 2016 about the importance of creating a Noble Center in Stockholm. The center would attract Swedish and International researchers and act as a catalyst for younger researchers, write the Professors. Among the team that wrote...

Research Rendezvous: an interview with Mikael Karlsson

21 Apr 2016

Congratulations on your new appointment to Proffesor of Immunology! Could you tell us a little about your research background? I studied at Uppsala University where I did my masters degree, and at the same time worked in the Immunology Lab of Rikard Holmdahl before he moved to Lund. My project,...
Immunology

Susanne Nylén interviewed by Sveriges Radio

15 Apr 2016

Susanne Nylén has been interviewed by Sveriges Radio in an article about parasites in the stomach - specifically that decreased cases of stomach tape worms has led to an increase in immunological conditions such as Chron's Disease. Listen to "Mask i magen hopp för tarmsjuka" on the link below...
Parasitology

Akira Kanekos malaria project featured on SVT Vetenskapens värld

05 Apr 2016

Akira Kanekos project, the elimination of Malaria from one of the islands on Lake Victoria is featured on SVT Vetenskapens värld and available on SVT play View the program (at 31:00)

Open House for study programs in Biomedicine, Toxicology and Bioentrepreneurship

11 Mar 2016

The program committee for the study programmes in biomedicine organized an open house for future students in Biomedicine, Toxicology and Bioentrepreneurship at Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet on March 10th. The half day event included inspirational lectures from former students and an insight...

Mikael Karlsson is appointed Professor of Immunology at MTC

08 Mar 2016

Mikael Karlsson has been appointed Professor of Immunology at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell biology from March 2016 Mikael Karlsson graduated from Uppsala University 1997 and received his Ph.D. in 2000 from the same University where he studied under Prof. Birgitta Heyman. In 2005,...

Francesca Chiodi Appointed to the Sida Research Advisory Council

16 Feb 2016

Francesca Chiodi was appointed as member of the SIDA research council which reviews SIDA's proposals for projects and cooperation. The committee also recommends which decisions SIDA should make in the context of research. The research council is appointed by the Swedish government. Read more on...

Karolinska Institutet and Ferring Pharmaceuticals sign collaboration agreement

27 Jan 2016

Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Karolinska Institutet announce today that a collaboration agreement has been signed for the establishment of a research center exploiting the human microbiome. The programme will be fully funded by Ferring Pharmaceuticals and governed by a joint steering committee. The...

Gene often lost in childhood cancer crucial in cells' life or death decision

26 Jan 2016

A gene that is often lost in childhood cancer plays an important role in the decision between life and death of certain cells, according to a new study published in the journal Developmental Cell . Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Ludwig Cancer Research in Sweden have discovered the process...
Cancer and Oncology

Gerald McInerney awarded the STINT teaching sabbatical stipendium

04 Jan 2016

Gerald McInerney has been awarded the prestigious STINT teaching sabbatical stipendium. The stipendium awardees run and develop courses at chosen teaching locations in USA, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Gerald McInerney will teach at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore during the autumn...

Grants to MTC Autumn 2015

16 Dec 2015

6 MTC researchers have received grants for medicine, NT and development research projects from the Swedish Research Council (VR) this November. An additional 7 researchers have been awarded grants from Cancerfonden and 6 from Barncancerfonden. Assistant Professor Anita Göndör has received a two...
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MTC Awards 2015

07 Dec 2015

MTC awards were presented to the following categories and recipients from the Head of Department Marie Arsenian Henriksson this December: MTC Young Scientist 2015 Awardees: Susanne Nylén (pictured left) and Antonio Rothfuchs (right) MTC Scientific Paper of 2015 Awardees: The Mats Wahlgren group...

Marie Arsenian Henriksson is featured researcher of the month at The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation

07 Dec 2015

Head of Department Professor Marie Arsenian Henriksson is featured researcher of the month at The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation (Barncancerfonden). In an interview Marie talks about her research with Neuroblastoma (NB) and Medulloblastoma tumours and the importance of working in an...

MTC visit Zanzibar Malaria Research Unit Karolinska Institutet

24 Nov 2015

Head of Department Marie Arsenian-Henriksson and Anders Björkman, Head of Malaria Research Unit and ZAMRUKI have recently visited the Zanzibar Malaria Research Unit Karolinska Institutet. Below is an updated summary of planned activities in the ZAMRUKI office including a report of the visit from...

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