About the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

CMB is a department strongly focused on basic science conducting research in several areas of cell, molecular and developmental biology.

The goal of CMB is to carry out excellent biomedical science through which new approaches to fight human disease can be developed. CMB is a nationally leading academic research center of high international standard where science comes first and foremost. CMB researchers publish regularly in the best international science journals, a result of a long-term in-house culture that promotes real impact and key breakthroughs. CMB has a dynamic and cosmopolitan milieu of researchers originating from all over the world and that pursue active collaborations with researcher at fellow departments at Karolinska Institutet and at the Karolinska University Hospital, as well as with researchers at most leading research centers around the globe. Also, CMB strives to provide advanced scientific training to students with a focus on intense knowledge.

CMB is situated in Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, in the preclinical campus of Karolinska Institutet in Solna.



András Simon

Chairman (Prefekt)

Camilla Björkegren

Vice-Chairman (Vice Prefekt)

Urban Lendahl

Vice-Chairman (Vice Prefekt)

Thomas Perlmann

Vice-Chairman (Vice Prefekt)

Rickard Sandberg

Vice-Chairman (Vice Prefekt)

Margaret Ulander

Head of Administration


Head of Administration

Margaret Ulander

Head of administration

Human Resources

Mia Sjöblom

HR Partner

Sandra Vieru

HR Partner

Accounting & Finance

Hakob Bedros

Financial controller

Shahla Rostami

Finance administrator

Administration of Graduate and Undergraduate Education

Matti Nikkola

Head of Education

Linda Lindell

Education Officer

FM Helpdesk - Services and support
FM Helpdesk handles most of the services and support in Biomedicum


IT in Biomedicum

For any assistance with IT, please contact KI’s central IT support at 08 – 524 822 22 or it-support@ki.se, open Monday - Friday between 08:00 and 17:00.
It is also possible to contact the IT support at Biomedicum’s reception desk on weekdays from 13:00 to 16:00.

Read more about how KI's central IT Support works.


Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB); Karolinska Institutet; Box 285; S-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden; Telephone switch board: +46 (0) 8 524 80000

Linda Lindell