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Dissertation 22 Sep 2017: Ida Karlsson

06 Sep 2017

On Friday Sep 22, Ida Karlsson will defend her thesis " Dementia and its comorbidities: genetic and epigenetic influences ". Her opponent is Professor Ruth Ottman from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Ida's supervisors are Nancy Pedersen, Sara Hägg and Alexander Ploner...
DementiaEpigeneticsGenetics

Dissertation 20 April 2017: Fei Yang

29 Mar 2017

On Thursday April 20, Fei Yang will defend his thesis " Can Parkinson’s disease be prevented? - epidemiological evidence on lifestyle factors ". His opponent is Professor Beate Ritz from the University of California, Los Angeles. His supervisors are Karin Wirdefeldt, Nancy Pedersen, and Fang Fang...
EpidemiologyParkinson's disease

Professor Nancy Pedersen receives lifetime award from the Behavior Genetics Association

25 Jun 2014

The Behavior Genetics Association gives several yearly awards for accomplishments in the field of behavioral genetics. The Dobzhansky Award, named after the association's first president, is the most prestigious and is given for lifetime accomplishments. At the annual conference it was awarded...
GeneticsProfessor

Faster biological ageing linked to increased cancer risk

27 Mar 2013

An international team of scientists involving researchers from Karolinska Institutet has found new evidence that links faster 'biological' ageing to the risk of developing several age-related diseases – including heart disease, multiple sclerosis and various cancers. The study involved scientists...
AgeingCancer and Oncology