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Young Presidents Organization at Karolinska institutet 4th of July

Dear YPO members,

I would very much like to thank you, on behalf Karolinska Institutet, for visiting us here at KI. It was a pleasure to have you here and we hope you enjoyed the smorgasbord of research we presented to you. Time was limited and there were many of our other research areas that didn’t get a mention - KI covers everything from world class basic and translational lab research to clinical trials and drug development.

You can find more information about what we do on our homepage,, and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. At KI we highly value external interactions both on a local and global scale, for example, we are the first Swedish University with a satellite campus in Asia, the Ming Wai Lau Centre for reparative medicine in Hong-Kong.  We welcome collaborations so please get in touch if you or your company have any thought or ideas.

And finally, many were wondering about the chocolate Nobel Prize medals. They are only available for purchase from the Nobel Prize Museum gift shop located in Stockholm’s old town. You may have noticed the perforated edges, innovatively designed so that they won’t melt in your pocket while dancing on the Nobel Banquet.

Please find the presentations from KI and a bit more below.

Enjoy the rest of your stay in Sweden and we hope to have you back again soon!


Kind regards, 

Jenny Löhr, director Development Office

Carl-Johan Sundberg, professor



Global Health – Professor Hans Rosling Legacy

Why are so many people wrong about basic facts about the world? In this TedTalk the late KI Professor Hans Rosling from the Gapminder foundation shows how wrong you are, and then teach you how to be better at guessing global trends. 

Is it impossible to end extreme poverty in just 15 years? In this BBC documentary Professor Rosling shows that it is not only possible, but also that it is the only way to end extreme poverty.

Will over-population mean the end of our planet as we know it? Professor Rosling shows in this BBC documentary the latest UN experts predictions about human population, about how number of babies per woman born each year has dramatically halved in just 50 years, and how the human population seems to be regulating itself by ending up at an average of 2 babies per woman at the end of this century (at the latest), no matter where you live in the world.

Carl-Johan Sundberg's research in the NYT - How exercise changes our DNA