Karolinska Institutet Discovers

The purpose of the KI Discovers series is to give insight into the latest scientific achievements across a variety of disciplines at Karolinska Institutet by highlighting new publications and recent international recruitments. The seminar series is funded by the Board of Research and hosted by Junior Faculty, with administrative support of the Communications and Public Relations Office at KI. 

The seminars are held in either Nobel Forum, Campus Solna or Hörsalen Novum, Campus Flemingsberg between 12.00-13.00. Coffee and sandwich is served at 11.30. After the seminar, there is time for discussions. No registration is needed. 

Seminars spring 2017

Wednesday 5 April

Professor Harri Alenius, Institute of Environmental Medicine, will present the research behind his publication:

Inhalation and Oropharyngeal Aspiration Exposure to Rod-Like Carbon Nanotubes Induce Similar Airway Inflammation and Biological Responses in Mouse Lungs, ACS Nano, January 2017. Kinaret P, Ilves M, Fortino, V, Rydman E, Karisola P, Lähde A, Koivisto J, Jokiniemi, Wolff H, Savolainen K, Greco D and Alenius H.

The seminar will be held in Lecture Hall Novum, Flemingsberg.

Wednesday 12 April

Professor Randall Johnson, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, will present the research behind his publication:

S-2-hydroxyglutarate regulates CD8+ T-lymphocyte fate,
Nature, October 2016.
Tyrakis P, Palazon A, Macias D, Lee K, Phan A, Veliça P, You J, Chia G, Sim J, Doedens A, Abelanet A, Evans C, Griffiths J, Poellinger L, Goldrath A and Johnson R.

Read the web news: Self-renewable killer cells could be key to making cancer immunotherapy work

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Wednesday 19 April

Professor Sven Cnattingius, Department of Medicine, Solna and Assistant Professor Kristina Tedroff, Department of Women's and Children's Health will present the research behind their publications:

Association Between Maternal Body Mass Index in Early Pregnancy and Incidence of Cerebral Palsy,
JAMA, March 2017.
Villamor E, Tedroff K, Peterson M, Johansson S, Neovius MPetersson G and Cnattingius S.

Maternal Body Mass Index in Early Pregnancy and Risk of Epilepsy in Offspring
JAMA Neurology, April 2017.
Razaz N, Villamor E, Tedroff K and Cnattingius S.

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Wednesday 26 April

Professor Thomas Perlmann, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, will present the research behind his publication:

Single-Cell Analysis Reveals a Close Relationship between Differentiating Dopamine and Subthalamic Nucleus Neuronal Lineages,
Cell Stem Cell, October 2016.
Kee N, Volakakis N, Kirkeby A, Dahl L, Storvall H, Nolbrant S, Lahti L, Björklund Å, Gillberg L, Joodmardi E, Sandberg R, Parmar M och Perlmann T.

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Wednesday 10 May

Professor Maria Albin, newly recruited to the Institute of Environmental Medicine, will talk about her past findings in the field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and outline her future research plan at Karolinska Institutet.

Title: “A sustainable working-life for all”.

Reference paper for further reading: Occupation, gender and work-life exits: a Swedish population study,
Ageing & Society, March 2017.
Kadefors R, Nilsson K, Rylander L, Östergren PO and Albin M.  

The seminar will be held in Lecture Hall Novum, Flemingsberg.

Wednesday 17 May

Doctor Magdalena Paolino, newly recruited as Assistant Professor to the Department of Medicine, Solna, will talk about her past findings in the field of ubiquitination and outline her future research plan at Karolinska Institutet. 

Title: "Targeting ubiquitination to awaken immune responses against cancer metastasis".

Reference paper for further readingThe E3 ligase Cbl-b and TAM receptors regulate cancer metastasis via natural killer cells,
Nature, February 2014.
Paolino M, Choidas A, Wallner S, Pranjic B, Uribesalgo I, Loeser S, Jamieson A.M, Langdon W.Y, Ikeda F, Fededa J. P, Cronin S. J, Nitsch R, Schultz-Fademrecht C, Eickhoff J, Menninger S, Unger A. Torka R, Gruber T, Hinterleitner R, Baier G, Wolf D, Ullrich A, Klebl B. M and Penninger J. M.

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Mission statement and archive

Since 2012, the KI Discovers seminars have presented excellent research conducted at this university. The seminar series was founded by Professor Mats Wahlgren, at the time KI’s Pro-Dean of Research. As from 2017, Junior Faculty at KI is hosting the seminar series, with Assistant Professor Kristiina Tammimies currently leading the programme committee. 

View the programmes from previous years

View Junior Faculty's misstion statement for KI Discovers

Contact

Programme committee of KI Discovers: ki-discovers@ki.se

Administrative coordinator: Ola Danielsson