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INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure: INFRAFRONTIER2020 Project - Transnational Access call - November 2017

22 Nov 2017

Precision mammalian model development Call information and application form Context and aim of the call INFRAFRONTIER is the European Research Infrastructure for phenotyping, archiving and distribution of model mammalian genomes. The INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure provides access to first-...
Animal experiment

A possible mechanism of action of ketamine in the treatment of depression

22 Nov 2017

Possible rapid and lasting antidepressant mechanisms of action of ketamine. Depression is suggested to be associated with altered plasticity of excitatory synapses, those which use glutamate as neurotransmitter. In several clinical trials, a low dose of the anesthetic compound ketamine, which is...

Researchers at NVS awarded more than 10 MSEK in ALF funding

20 Nov 2017

Researchers at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) have been awarded grants in several categories in the call from the collaboration between the Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institutet through the agreement called ALF. In total 10 295 000 MSEK has been awarded...

New thesis on the use of technology in everyday life when getting older

20 Nov 2017

Hi Charlotta Ryd, PhD student at the Division of Occupational Therapy. You are about to defend your thesis on 30 November, what is the main focus of your research? My thesis is about how the use of everyday technology relates to daily life occupations and need of support among older adults with or...
AgeingDoctoral studentOccupational TherapySociety

Call for funding - SFO Stem cells and Regenerative medicine 2016-2019

17 Nov 2017

Areas of support The vision of the SFO Stem cells and Regenerative medicine 2016 – 2020 is to support research and infrastructure within the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine with the aim to enhance quality and significance, as well as clinical value of this program. The SFO will...

Genes influence what we choose to look at

15 Nov 2017

How we explore our world with our eyes can influence everything from social interaction to learning. In a study published in Current Biology researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that our eye movements are partly governed by our genes. What we look at in a situation determines the visual...
GeneticsNeuropsychiatryTwin research

Conference on Advances in Health Care Sciences Research

15 Nov 2017

The conference on Advances in Health Care Sciences Research has gathered about 100 participants and is a networking opportunity for PhD students and researchers in the Nordic countries and the Baltic Sea region. On November 15 and 16 the conference is taking place at Campus Flemingsberg, Alfred...
ConferenceHealth care

Well-attended symposium with guests from Singapore

14 Nov 2017

During two intensive days, researchers from the KI Dental Medicine, Nanyang Technical University and the National Dental Centre of Singapore came together to share their research in a joint symposium. Symposium participants include representatives from the Swedish government and Stockholm County...

New thesis on the evaluation of new markers for diagnosing dementia disorders

14 Nov 2017

Hello Konstantinos Chiotis, PhD student at the Division of Translational Alzheimer Neurobiology. You are about to defend your thesis on 5 December, what is the main focus of your research? "The focus of the thesis is the evaluation of new markers that can be incorporated in the clinic for the early...
AlzheimerBiomarkerDementiaDoctoral studentImaging

Award for scientific contribution

14 Nov 2017

Vladimir Gogvadze, unit of toxicology, has received an award for his scientific contribution during 2017. The award was presented by the World Mitochondrial Society at their 8th world congress.

Welcome Suna Kayhan Kucukgöl – new Financial officer at NVS

14 Nov 2017

What´s your role at NVS? I work as a Financial officer at NVS. Together with my colleagues, I will be responsible for the economy and for the budget of the education programs at the department. What are you most looking forward to with your new job? I look forward to contributing with my knowledge...

Keep up with the latest news within Alzheimer´s research – this summary is a great start!

14 Nov 2017

In late October, the Knowable Magazine news site featured a summary on the review publication “Update on Alzheimer's Disease Therapy and Prevention Strategies”, to highlight the latest research in the field, history and challenges facing both research, society and the individual affected by the...
AlzheimerDementiaGlobal Health

Dissertation 23 Nov 2017: Xingrong Liu

13 Nov 2017

On Thursday Nov 23, Xingrong Liu will defend his thesis " Generalized survival models as a tool for medical research ". His opponent is Professor Virginie Rondeau, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Bordeaux Population Health. Xingrong's supervisors are Mark Clements, Arvid...

Stefano Gastaldello nominated to two new academic positions

13 Nov 2017

Stefano Gastaldello has recently been nominated to two academic positions, Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet and Visiting Professor at Binzhou Medical University, in China. Stefano Gastaldello established his research group at Uppsala University in 2014 and moved to the Department of...

New thesis on the quality of life in patients with thyroid cancer

13 Nov 2017

Christel Hedman from the research group Endocrine Surgery will defend her thesis ”Quality of life in patients with thyroid cancer” on November 24, 2017. Her main supervisor is MD PhD Catharina Ihre Lundgren. What´s the main focus of your thesis? My thesis focuses on health-related quality of life (...

Medical nutrition-drink may affect development of early Alzheimer's

08 Nov 2017

In a new study, an international research team shows that a medical nutrition-drink, consisting of, among other things, essential fatty acids and vitamins, may have an impact on disease development in patients with so-called prodromal Alzheimer's disease. This nutritional treatment did not improve...

Lars Jakobsson, new Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

07 Nov 2017

Lars Jakobsson, who studies blood and lymph vessels, has been appointed as Associate Professor at the Research Division of Vascular Biology. Congratulations Lars! What does the appointment as Associate Professor mean to you? Because my research and my dedication for teaching are the foundation for...

Swedish Research Council grants nearly SEK 25 million to MBB researchers

07 Nov 2017

Six MBB researchers have together been granted nearly SEK 25 million in project funds from the Swedish Research Council.

Swedish research stipend and Japanese scholarship granted to young researcher within mitochondria and Alzheimer’s disease

07 Nov 2017

PhD student Nuno Leal, Division of Neurogeriatrics, has been awarded a research stipend worth SEK 350.000 by the Gun and Bertil Stohnes Foundation for research on a better understanding of the role of mitochondria-endoplasmic reticulum (ER) contact sites in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In addition, he...
AlzheimerDoctoral studentMetabolismScholarships

Konstantinos Ampatzis receives NARSAD Young Investigator Award 2017

06 Nov 2017

Konstantinos Ampatzis, Assistant Professor at the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, is one of "the promising young scientists with innovative ideas in mental health research" to receive the two year grant. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation's NARSAD Young Investigators...

The second Sino-Sweden Joint Workshop for Oesophageal Cancer

06 Nov 2017

In October, a delegation of representatives of the Upper GI Surgery and Surgical Care Science research groups visited Nanjing Medical University and the university hospital in Huai'an in China. This was as a part of a continued research collaboration funded by the Swedish Research Council in Sweden...

7 million SEK for research at NVS in SRC's call for Humanities and Social Sciences 2017

06 Nov 2017

The Swedish Research Council (SRC) has come to a decision in the "Humanities and Social Sciences 2017" call, and in the beginning of November the list of approved grants was published. In total, researchers at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) are awarded 7 000 000 SEK...

Welcome Camilla Liljendahl – NVS´s new Purchasing Coordinator

06 Nov 2017

What´s your role at NVS? "I will be working as a Purchasing Coordinator and belong to the Department management. I will be working with purchases from KI:s own frame agreements and the national frame agreements, direct awards/procurement, contract follow-up, meet vendors, inform and give advice and...

Nearly 25 million SEK for research at NVS in SRC's call for Medicine and health 2017

06 Nov 2017

The Swedish Research Council (SRC) has come to a decision in the "Medicine and Health 2017" call, and at the end of October the list of approved grants was published. In total, researchers at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) are awarded 24 750 000 SEK in project...

Greetings from the NEO retreat

06 Nov 2017

At the beginning of next year, a number of KI’s departments will be moving into the new NEO research facility on the Flemingsberg campus. Among those moving will be many staff members in the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS). On 11 and 12 October, a joint retreat was held...
Translational Medical Research

Vesna Jelic awarded prize for teaching at the geriatric clinic

06 Nov 2017

“As supervisor for the Aging element of the Clinical Medicine course, Vesna Jelic has developed and organised teaching at the geriatric clinic at the Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, in an exemplary manner. Through a good working organisation, strong personal commitment and clear teaching...

Prestigious stipend for research into biomarkers and Alzheimer’s disease

06 Nov 2017

PhD student Azadeh Karami, Division of Clinical Geriatrics, has been awarded a research stipend worth SEK 350,000 by the Gun and Bertil Stohnes Foundation for research into biomarkers and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. “The objective of my project is to use the enzyme choline acetyl...

Helena Salminen new Associate Professor in Family Medicine

06 Nov 2017

In September, Helena Salminen took up the post of associate professor at the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society. “This is splendid news for both myself and the division, in that more associate professors in...

New thesis on educating primary care professionals in nutrition care in the patient´s home

06 Nov 2017

Hello Erika Berggren, PhD student at the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care. You are about to defend your thesis on 17 November, what is the main focus of your research? "The main focus in this thesis was to evaluate an intervention about “Nutritional care for patients cared for at home”...
Doctoral studentIntervention research

Congratulations newly installed professors at NVS

05 Nov 2017

Prizewinners, new professors, visiting professors and adjunct professors gathered together on Thursday 12 October in Aula Medica on Karolinska Institutet’s campus in Solna. Many of them had brought along their families and friends to take part in the ceremonial occasion. From the Department of...

Joanna Kvist new senior lecturer in physiotherapy

05 Nov 2017

On 15 January 2017, Joanna Kvist will take up the post of senior lecturer in physiotherapy, specializing in human movement science, at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society. “After 23 years at Linköping University I am looking forward to take on new...

NVS invests in the educational leaders of tomorrow

05 Nov 2017

The Future Education Leaders course, a programme to highlight and develop the skills of Karolinska Institutet’s (KI) educational leaders, concluded on 10 October. Participants held a poster presentation in Aula Medica and KI PRIME recipient Brian Hodges closed the course with a lecture...

Elisabet Stener-Victorin new Professor in Reproductive Physiology at FyFa

02 Nov 2017

Elisabeth Stener-Victorin has been promoted Professor in Reproductive Physiology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet from November 1, 2017. She has an extensive academic training and long standing experience as a research group leader and principle investigator...

Licentiate thesis 15 Nov 2017: Camilla Sjörs

31 Oct 2017

On Wedneday Nov 15, Camilla Sjörs will defend her licentiate thesis " Näringsintag och utsläpp av växthusgaser från svenska matvanor ur ett epidemiologiskt perspektiv ". The committee is made up by adjunct professor Liselotte Schäfer Elinder from the Department of Public Health at KI, Dr Anna Karin...

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...

Cerebral palsy is more common and has higher mortality in Uganda than in high income countries

26 Oct 2017

The underlying brain injury often occurs after the first month after birth, probably caused by malaria, a new population based study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University in Kampala reports. The study, which is published in T he Lancet Global Health , is the largest of its...

Previous screening results important for smear-test decision after age 60

25 Oct 2017

Being screened again after the age of 60 reduces the risk of cervical cancer in women who have previously had abnormal smear tests and in women who did not have smear tests in their 50s, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show. The study, which is published in PLOS Medicine , is important for...
Cancer and OncologyCancer of the cervixEpidemiology

Eling de Bruin new Professor of Physiotherapy

24 Oct 2017

From 1 January 2018, Eling de Bruin takes up his new position as Professor of Physiotherapy at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society. Professor de Bruin comes directly from the ETH Zurich University, where he will continue to work while building a strong...

New research highlights how our neurons can become insulin resistant and the connection to Alzheimer disease

24 Oct 2017

Hi Patricia Rodriguez, first author of the paper “Tau hyperphosphorylation induces oligomeric insulin accumulation and insulin resistance in neurons”, recently published in Brain. What´s the paper about? “In this manuscript we reveal a novel neuropathological process that could account for the...

Postdocs David Conradsson and Sara Garcia-Ptacek awarded scholarships by SSMF

24 Oct 2017

18 research scholarships in medicine have been awarded to Karolinska Institutet 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. The postdocs at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and...
Clinical researchNeurobiologyPhysiotherapyPostdoc

Study of protein expression in mouse ovarian follicles

24 Oct 2017

In a recent publication in Molecular Human Reproduction, researchers at OnkPat could identify the specific proteome profiling of mouse ovarian follicles at three different developmental stages. To do that, the researchers isolated the follicles and cultured them in vitro . This is the first protein...
Cancer and OncologyObstetricsProteomics

Welcome all new co-workers at NVS!

24 Oct 2017

At the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, every co-worker´s contribution is important, and we are therefore very pleased to present the co-workers who recently started to work at our department! Warmly welcome! Do you want to work with us? NVS is one of KI's largest departments...
Care SciencesNeurobiologyOrganisationSociety

Claudia Lampic now presented at AcademiaNet

23 Oct 2017

"I'm happy and proud to have been elected to be part of the AcademiaNet, which is a fine initiative to make excellent female researchers more visible and accessible for various positions", says Claudia Lampic, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Division of Nursing. Very prominent female...

Li Felländer-Tsai - appointed honorary member of the Swedish Orthopaedic Association

20 Oct 2017

Li Felländer-Tsai, Professor of Orthopaedics at the Department of Clinical Science Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC) has been appointed honorary member of the Swedish Orthopaedic Association on August 31 2017.

Yoga on the schedule for KI's Vice-Chancellor when visiting NVS

19 Oct 2017

KI’s Vice-Chancellor Ole Petter Ottersen visited NVS on Thursday 19 October together with the management of KI to get a presentation of the organization and discuss strategies, challenges and solutions for the future. The program consisted of a walk from Novum to the Zanderska house, Alfred Nobel's...
Care SciencesCollaborationNeurobiologyOrganisationPhysiotherapySociety

New thesis on implications for human obesity

19 Oct 2017

Carolina Nylén will defend her thesis "Transcriptional, epigenetic and lipidomic responses to metabolic interventions : implications for human obesity" on October 27, 2017. Her main supervisor is Juleen Zierath. What´s the main focus of your thesis? My thesis focuses on how factors such as calorie...

Screening for prostate cancer now possible – Stockholm3 wins European Innovators Award

18 Oct 2017

Stockholm3, the new and innovative prostate cancer test based on research in Henrik Grönberg’s group at Karolinska Institutet, has been rewarded with the EIT Innovators Award. EIT Innovators Award recognizes products and services with a very high potential for societal and economic impact...
Prostate cancer

The Swedish Twin Registry – an infrastructure of national importance – now supported by the Swedish Research Council

17 Oct 2017

In the autumn of 2017, the STR received 5-year supporting funding of 4.5 million kr per year from the Swedish Research Council for research infrastructures of national importance. The money will be used for keeping up the register, continue the ascertainment of 9-year old twins, collect DNA and...
Twin research

In memory of Professor Lars E. Gustafsson

17 Oct 2017

Lars E. Gustafsson, Professor of Physiology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, has passed away at the age of 67 after a period of illness. We are truly saddened by the news that Lars is no longer with us! He was an important part of the life at the department throughout his entire...

Jessica Alm awarded with the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Research Award

16 Oct 2017

Jessica Alm, PhD in the research group Clinical Genetics, was selected as one out of two recipients of the 2017 ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Research Award, for her project aiming to investigate the functional characteristics of skeletal cells in patients with early-onset primary...