CMB Education and outreach

CMB contributes to the teaching and learning activities in Cell biology in the Medicine and Biomedicine programmes and doctoral level studies at Karolinska Institutet. The department is active in outreach and broad recruitment, with the aim of making higher education accessible and equitable.

The department strives to offer the very best of biomedical and medical education. The focus in the educational program at CMB is in intensive knowledge and advanced research skills. The pedagogy is centered in the acquisition and production of knowledge. The teaching faculty at CMB consists of active researchers that are experts in the production of new knowledge. Participation in educational activities is seen as an important part of the professional development of all personnel. The department actively encourages pedagogic development projects and supports teachers and teacher teams participating in such.

Doctoral student training at CMB consists of research training provided by the supervisor and research group. Doctoral students at CMB take part in different departmental seminar series, journal clubs and present their results in international conferences. Doctoral students also complete a number of intensive 1-3 week long doctoral subject courses to provide a solid education basis.

Researcher Eva Hedlund in the lab with a student from Oxhagsskolan.
Researcher Eva Hedlund in the lab with a student from Oxhagsskolan. Photo: Karl Gabor

Storytelling Ministry

CMB is the KI base of the outreach programme "Research journey of Editor Schwartz", developed and organized with the foundation Berä The programme focuses on co-operation with schools in socioeconomically challenged areas in the Stockholm region. The school programme is a journey to the world of Science, where the children practice defining and solving scientific problems, and as superb fantasy experts spend a day at KI, giving the researchers new ideas for groundbreaking research in medicine. Every year, about 200 children in the age group 10-11 years participate in the programme. The researchers participating in the programme come from different departments at KI.


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Matti Nikkola

Head of Education in Cell and Molecular Biology
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Linda Lindell

Education Officer
Linda Lindell