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16 Jan 2017 Anders Ekbom acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1 January Management
16 Jan 2017 EUR 15 million to KI-coordinated project on MS treatment Funding, Genetics, Grant, Immunology, Neurology
13 Jan 2017 Martin Ingvar given new role in Karolinska Institutet’s management Donation, Organisation
12 Jan 2017 Good long-term results of obesity surgery in young people Obesity, Pediatrics, Surgery
12 Jan 2017 Protein that inhibits and reduces the effects of chemotherapy identified Cancer and Oncology, Leukemia, SciLifeLab, Translational Medical Research
11 Jan 2017 Disaster Medicine at KI collaborating with the WHO Disaster Medicine, Global Health
09 Jan 2017 In the words of KI’s new chairman, “We need to start afresh.” Board, Investigation
27 Dec 2016 New software makes CRISPR-methodology easier
21 Dec 2016 Opening hours during the holidays
20 Dec 2016 Urban Lendahl resigns from the Nobel Assembly – here he explains why Investigation
20 Dec 2016 KI finds Paolo Macchiarini and three co-authors guilty of scientific misconduct Investigation
19 Dec 2016 International expertise at a Nordic seminar on mice Activity, Animal experiment
15 Dec 2016 What the country’s doctoral students think – comments by the Dean Doctoral education, Doctoral student, Evaluation
15 Dec 2016 The new Ethical Council will have a broader remit Ethics, Organisation
14 Dec 2016 KI researcher receives grant on basis of top ERC assessment Funding, Grant
14 Dec 2016 Research on galanin can result in new drugs for depression Neurosciences
14 Dec 2016 Pokemon Go only slightly improves physical activity among adults
12 Dec 2016 Professor Emeritus Georg Klein passed away Cancer and Oncology, History
09 Dec 2016 Funding from ERC to track cells by using DNA origami Cell and Molecular Biology, DNA, Funding, Grant
08 Dec 2016 Star-gazing with Nobel Laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi in Aula Medica Nobel prize
08 Dec 2016 Now researchers can predict venous thromboembolism
07 Dec 2016 What is needed for the regional ALF agreement Collaboration
06 Dec 2016 The Dean comments on the government’s research bill: Some reinforcement but lacks cohesiveness Collaboration, Funding, Grant, Organisation
05 Dec 2016 Johan von Schreeb puts his research into practice in Mosul Disaster Medicine, Global Health
01 Dec 2016 Seven researchers at KI appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows Award, Funding, Grant
30 Nov 2016 KI researcher “Resource of the Year” in life science Entrepreneurship, Health Informatics, Innovation, Parkinson's disease
30 Nov 2016 The government research policy bill contains investments in many of KI’s strength fields Collaboration, Funding, Organisation
29 Nov 2016 KI Deputy Vice-Chancellor awarded ”Collaborator of the Year” in life science Collaboration, Entrepreneurship
29 Nov 2016 Enzyme research provides a new picture of depression
25 Nov 2016 Meeting two of the professors at KI History, Professor
25 Nov 2016 Professors in history – ideals have changed over time History, Professor
25 Nov 2016 How professors are made Professor
23 Nov 2016 Innovation Day engaged students Entrepreneurship, Innovation, International, Student
23 Nov 2016 Molecular chameleons reveal bacterial biofilm
22 Nov 2016 Five year collaboration agreement on real world evidence Collaboration, Register-based research
22 Nov 2016 No association between sex-discordant blood transfusions and risk of death
21 Nov 2016 New research links genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion to irritable bowel syndrome
17 Nov 2016 KI’s new doctors and jubilee doctors honoured in the Stockholm City Hall Ceremony, Doctoral education, Doctoral student
15 Nov 2016 Campus Huddinge renamed to Campus Flemingsberg
15 Nov 2016 HIV survives in our chromosomal DNA HIV
14 Nov 2016 Interpersonal violence increases the risk of repeated suicide attempts
08 Nov 2016 Tailored, Dense-Dose Chemotherapy for Early Breast Cancer Does Not Result in Significant Improvement in Recurrence-Free Survival Breast cancer
07 Nov 2016 New study on infant surgery
02 Nov 2016 Psychiatric treatment against violent crimes among released prisoners
01 Nov 2016 Millions to KI researchers from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation Funding, Grant
31 Oct 2016 Short RNA molecules mapped in single cell Cell and Molecular Biology, Gene regulation, Stem Cell Biology
31 Oct 2016 How autoimmune disease is prevented – mechanism discovered Immunology, Microbiology
31 Oct 2016 Over half a billion in Research Council grant to KI researchers
31 Oct 2016 After the Heckscher inquiry: KI’s action plan Investigation
28 Oct 2016 New research discoveries on endoscopy during pregnancy Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Obstetrics

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Anders Ekbom acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1 January

16 Jan 2017

Professor and physician Anders Ekbom has been appointed acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet from 1 January 2017. He succeeds Henrik Grönberg, who has been acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor since 7 March 2016. Anders Ekbom is Senior Professor in Epidemiology at the Department of Medicine in...
Management

EUR 15 million to KI-coordinated project on MS treatment

16 Jan 2017

A new international partnership called ‘MultipleMS’, coordinated at Karolinska Institutet, has been awarded 15 million euro from the European Commission to find novel and better treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In this project, universities and companies across 12 European countries and the...
FundingGeneticsGrantImmunologyNeurology

Martin Ingvar given new role in Karolinska Institutet’s management

13 Jan 2017

Martin Ingvar has been appointed KI’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for coordinating issues concerning external collaboration. The position is a new one in the management organisation and the aim is to support the university’s efforts to attract donations. Work on donations is...
DonationOrganisation

Good long-term results of obesity surgery in young people

12 Jan 2017

Bariatric surgery on teenagers gives results that are equally as good as for adults, but the operations carries complications. Five years after surgery, the patients weighed on average 28 per cent less than beforehand, a new study shows. “Teenagers and adults who have undergone bariatric surgery...
ObesityPediatricsSurgery

Protein that inhibits and reduces the effects of chemotherapy identified

12 Jan 2017

Researchers at Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet and their colleagues from Science for Life Laboratories (SciLifeLab) and Heidelberg University have identified a protein that determines the efficacy of cytarabin – the most important drug for treating acute myeloid leukaemia...
Cancer and OncologyLeukemiaSciLifeLabTranslational Medical Research

Disaster Medicine at KI collaborating with the WHO

11 Jan 2017

The Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters at Karolinska Institutet has been designated a WHO Collaborating Centre by the World Health Organization. “Collaboration with the WHO will now be even closer,” says Centre Director Johan von Schreeb. Its status as a Collaborating Centre will allow...
Disaster MedicineGlobal Health

In the words of KI’s new chairman, “We need to start afresh.”

09 Jan 2017

Mikael Odenberg took over as Chairman of the Board of Karolinska Institutet on 1 December 2016 and has two urgent matters to attend to: recruit a new vice-chancellor and clean up after the Macchiarini case. The minister responsible, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, says that the partly new board is...
BoardInvestigation

New software makes CRISPR-methodology easier

27 Dec 2016

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Gothenburg have generated a web-based software, Green Listed, which can facilitate the use of the CRISPR methodology. The software is published in the journal Bioinformatics and is freely available through greenlisted.cmm.ki.se where also...

Opening hours during the holidays

21 Dec 2016

Regi​strar's office Weekdays Monday-Thursday: 9.00-11.30 and 13.00-15.30 Friday: 9.00-11.30 and 13.00-15.00 Exceptional opening hours 23 December 9.00-12.00 5 Januari 9.00-12.00 Contact Phone: +46 (0)8-524 865 95 E-mail: registrator@ki.se Reception in Aula Medica, campus Solna Weekdays 8.00-17.00...

Urban Lendahl resigns from the Nobel Assembly – here he explains why

20 Dec 2016

Urban Lendahl, Professor of Genetics at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institutet has elected to resign from the Nobel Assembly, citing his actions in the Macchiarini case as the reason. “I feel I made some bad judgements, so to keep Nobel’s reputation untarnished I have...
Investigation

KI finds Paolo Macchiarini and three co-authors guilty of scientific misconduct

20 Dec 2016

Karolinska Institutet has announced its decision on one of several cases of alleged scientific misconduct associated with Paolo Macchiarini. The decision, in brief, means that the lead author and three co-authors of the article have been found guilty of scientific misconduct. For two of the authors...
Investigation

International expertise at a Nordic seminar on mice

19 Dec 2016

Comparative Medicine, CM, at Karolinska Institutet is a support and a partner for KI’s researchers in all activities where animal experiments are concerned. CM arranged a conference on 8–9 December on breeding and husbandry of mouse models in laboratory animal science. “The mouse has come to be the...
ActivityAnimal experiment

What the country’s doctoral students think – comments by the Dean

15 Dec 2016

The Doktorandspegel survey is the third in a series of nationwide surveys focusing on doctoral students’ views of their education. Photo: Istock Most doctoral students in Sweden are satisfied with the education they receive. Almost 30 per cent, however, feel that their supervision has been so...
Doctoral educationDoctoral studentEvaluation

The new Ethical Council will have a broader remit

15 Dec 2016

The new members of the Ethical Council will be appointed early next year according to the decision of the Vice-Chancellor. Photo: Istock Karolinska Institutet’s Ethical Council, which previously had an advisory role under the Vice-Chancellor, was dissolved in March in the wake of the Macchiarini...
EthicsOrganisation

KI researcher receives grant on basis of top ERC assessment

14 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...
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Research on galanin can result in new drugs for depression

14 Dec 2016

Depression inflicts a large number of human beings under their lifetime. In addition to suffering and a considerable risk for suicide, the disease is associated with major cost for Society. Different types of treatment of depression are available. Often it is pharmacological, for example with SSRIs...
Neurosciences

Pokemon Go only slightly improves physical activity among adults

14 Dec 2016

Among young adults in the US, playing Pokemon Go was associated with increased physical activity, but the effect was moderate and not sustained beyond 6 weeks, finds a study from Harvard University and Karolinska Institutet that was published in The BMJ Christmas issue. Pokemon GO is an augmented...

Professor Emeritus Georg Klein passed away

12 Dec 2016

Georg Klein passed away on 10 December. Photo: Gunnar Ask Georg Klein has died. Born into a Hungarian-Jewish family in Budapest in 1925, as a 22-year-old medical student he fled to Sweden to escape the Soviet occupation. He was Professor Emeritus in Tumour Biology at Karolinska Institutet and up to...
Cancer and OncologyHistory

Funding from ERC to track cells by using DNA origami

09 Dec 2016

Congratulations to Björn Högberg, Associate Professor and group leader at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, who was recently awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council, for the project 'Cellular Position Tracking Using DNA Origami Barcodes'. The grant...
Cell and Molecular BiologyDNAFundingGrant

Star-gazing with Nobel Laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi in Aula Medica

08 Dec 2016

There was not an empty seat in Aula Medica when Yoshinori Ohsumi gave his Nobel lecture that was filled with treats for anyone interested in research. He spoke for an hour about the 27 years of research that culminated in him receiving the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. It was under a...
Nobel prize

Now researchers can predict venous thromboembolism

08 Dec 2016

In a collaborative study between the Karolinska Institutet and Nottingham University, Great Britain, researchers have developed and validated a risk prediction model for venous thromboembolism in the first six weeks after delivery (early postpartum). The research was led by postdoc Alysha Abdul...

What is needed for the regional ALF agreement

07 Dec 2016

What form might collaboration between Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholm County Council (SLL) take? This was one of the questions discussed at a joint kick-off at Nalen in Stockholm the day after the new research bill, with its strong emphasis on interaction, was presented. “60 per cent of...
Collaboration

The Dean comments on the government’s research bill: Some reinforcement but lacks cohesiveness

06 Dec 2016

Anders Gustafsson, Dean of Research at Karolinska Institutet, is generally satisfied with the government’s new research bill. But the funding is spread over too many initiatives, he says, which means that some programmes risk not getting off the ground. “My overall impression is that most of the...
CollaborationFundingGrantOrganisation

Johan von Schreeb puts his research into practice in Mosul

05 Dec 2016

When Johan von Schreeb, researcher and specialist in disaster medicine, travelled to Erbil outside Mosul in northern Iraq, it was to put his research into practice and save lives. “I wouldn’t feel happy with myself if, as a scientist, I wasn’t out there where it matters making use of my expertise...
Disaster MedicineGlobal Health

Seven researchers at KI appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows

01 Dec 2016

Seven young researchers connected to Karolinska Institutet have been appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2016. The purpose of this program, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is to boost Sweden as a research nation by retaining the greatest research talents in the country and by...
AwardFundingGrant

KI researcher “Resource of the Year” in life science

30 Nov 2016

KI researcher Sara Riggare is acknowledged to be Top ten most important persons in life science in Sweden today. She is awarded in the category “Resource of the year”. Sara Riggare is researcher at the Health Informatic Centre at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, where...
EntrepreneurshipHealth InformaticsInnovationParkinson's disease

The government research policy bill contains investments in many of KI’s strength fields

30 Nov 2016

The government research policy bill was presented on Monday at Scilifelab in Solna. It contains investments in many of KI’s strength fields, such as life science and registry research, as well as a greater focus on the universities’ interaction with surrounding society. Helene Hellmark Knutsson,...
CollaborationFundingOrganisation

KI Deputy Vice-Chancellor awarded ”Collaborator of the Year” in life science

29 Nov 2016

Alexander von Gabain, The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Innovation and Commercial outreach at Karolinska Institutet, has been awarded “Collaborator of the year” by the magazine Life Science Sweden. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Innovation and Commercial outreach at Karolinska Institutet, Professor...
CollaborationEntrepreneurship

Enzyme research provides a new picture of depression

29 Nov 2016

Depression is the predominant mental disease and constitutes the most common cause of morbidity in developed countries. Now researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to find a connection between development of depression and the existence of an enzyme in the brain of the fetus. Despite the...

Meeting two of the professors at KI

25 Nov 2016

Professor Emeritus Folke Sjöqvist and newly appointed Professor Nagihan Bostanci followed different paths to Karolinska Institutet. One became a professor within a brand new research field and the other changed countries when she was appointed professor at Karolinska Institutet. Professor emeritus...
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Professors in history – ideals have changed over time

25 Nov 2016

Opinions have varied on how many professors Karolinska Institutet is to have. The first change took place in 1993, when over a hundred “kingdoms” were abolished. Throughout its history KI has swung between expansion and attempts to concentrate its activities, says Daniel Normark , historian at the...
HistoryProfessor

How professors are made

25 Nov 2016

Since 2011 universities and institutions of higher education in Sweden have had greater freedom to decide themselves on the appointment of a professor. Karolinska Institutet has chosen to expose professorships to competition and has abolished the right to be promoted. – We want to attract the best...
Professor

Innovation Day engaged students

23 Nov 2016

On Friday 18 November Innovation Day for students was organised for the first time at KI. The initiative took place at several higher education institutions across Europe within the framework of the EU project EIT Health with the aim of encouraging students to think innovatively and seek creative...
EntrepreneurshipInnovationInternationalStudent

Molecular chameleons reveal bacterial biofilm

23 Nov 2016

A research team lead by Karolinska Institutet have synthesized a new compound that is set to shine a light on the clandestine life of infectious bacteria. The study is presented in NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes. Bacterial infections are especially resilient to treatment when individual bacteria...

Five year collaboration agreement on real world evidence

22 Nov 2016

KI has closed a five year collaboration agreement with MSD on real world evidence. The collaboration will be managed by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and will give KI a financial support of 1 million USD per year for five years. In 2014, KI and MSD (Merck and Co. Inc. in US, MSD...
CollaborationRegister-based research

No association between sex-discordant blood transfusions and risk of death

22 Nov 2016

New research from Karolinska Institutet refutes the findings of a previous study indicating a possible higher risk of death after sex-discordant blood transfusions for cardiac surgery. In a study published in the journal Circulation researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Lund University...

New research links genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion to irritable bowel syndrome

21 Nov 2016

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large portion of the general population. New research coordinated by Karolinska Institutet now shows a link between defective sucrase-isomaltase gene variants and IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder. More than 10...

KI’s new doctors and jubilee doctors honoured in the Stockholm City Hall

17 Nov 2016

KI’s 112 new doctors of medicine and dentistry graduated on 11 November at a ceremony in the City Hall celebrating their attainment of the highest academic degree possible. The ceremony was held in a snowy Stockholm with speeches and entertainment in the Blue Hall, where the new doctors were...
CeremonyDoctoral educationDoctoral student

Campus Huddinge renamed to Campus Flemingsberg

15 Nov 2016

Starting 1December 2016 the name of the KI Huddinge campus will be Campus Flemingsberg. Behind the name change is the desire to strengthen and simplify the collaboration between universities and colleges on the campus, as well as making it easier for visitors traveling to the campus. Taking into...

HIV survives in our chromosomal DNA

15 Nov 2016

It has been said that HIV cannot be cured since the virus propagates in places beyond the reach of antiviral agents. New research from Karolinska Institutet suggests, however, that this view is incorrect. There have been two main theories why HIV infection cannot be cured even though antviral drugs...
HIV

Interpersonal violence increases the risk of repeated suicide attempts

14 Nov 2016

A study conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute shows that patients with an experience of violence have an increased risk to carry out repeated suicide attempts. In a multicenter study conducted at the emergency hospitals in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Umeå, patients who have survived...

Tailored, Dense-Dose Chemotherapy for Early Breast Cancer Does Not Result in Significant Improvement in Recurrence-Free Survival

08 Nov 2016

Among women with high-risk early breast cancer, the use of tailored dose-dense chemotherapy compared with standard adjuvant chemotherapy did not result in a statistically significant improvement in breast cancer recurrence-free survival, and nonhematologic toxic effects were more frequent in the...
Breast cancer

New study on infant surgery

07 Nov 2016

Previous experiments have raised concerns that general anaesthetics and surgery for infants increases the risk of learning difficulties and sub-standard school performance. New research presented in the international journal JAMA Pediatrics now suggests that these fears are unwarranted. Over the...

Psychiatric treatment against violent crimes among released prisoners

02 Nov 2016

Repeated violent crimes in released prisoners can be prevented with effective psychiatric treatment, according to an article published in the international journal JAMA. In a large registry study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers from Karolinska...

Millions to KI researchers from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation

01 Nov 2016

Three research project led from Karolinska Institute will this year share SEK 41 Million in grants from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation. Researchers at KI are also partners in a project led from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), which will now receive a large grant from the foundation...
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Short RNA molecules mapped in single cell

31 Oct 2016

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Ludwig Cancer Research have measured the absolute numbers of short, non-coding, RNA sequences in individual embryonic stem cells. The new method could improve the understanding of how our genes are regulated and different cell types develop. When information...
Cell and Molecular BiologyGene regulationStem Cell Biology

How autoimmune disease is prevented – mechanism discovered

31 Oct 2016

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 system from reacting to the body’s native cells, which...
ImmunologyMicrobiology

Over half a billion in Research Council grant to KI researchers

31 Oct 2016

Last Thursday (27 October), the Swedish Research Council announced the grants it will be awarding in the category of medicine and health. The total sum is almost SEK 980 million, of which KI researchers will receive SEK 524,325,017. Of the 1,160 applications submitted, 254 have been approved, 128...

After the Heckscher inquiry: KI’s action plan

31 Oct 2016

Earlier this autumn, the Karolinska Institutet board (konsistoriet) asked Acting Vice-Chancellor Karin Dahlman-Wright to draft an action plan in response to the recommendations made by Heckscher’s independent inquiry into KI’s handling of the Macchiarini affair. The action plan is based on the...
Investigation

New research discoveries on endoscopy during pregnancy

28 Oct 2016

According to earlier recommendations, women ought to avoid endoscopy during pregnancy. New analyzes by researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Columbia University could question these recommendations. In a collaborative study between the Karolinska Institutet and Columbia University, New York...
Gastroenterology and HepatologyObstetrics

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