FyFa Forum

FyFa Forum is a seminar series held during term time at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

The seminars consist of scientific presentations from scientists at KI as well as invited national and international speakers. Presentations (in English) are usually 40 minutes followed by a discussion.

Please check KI calendar for upcoming FyFa Forum seminars.

The seminars are usually held in Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, Campus Solna. No registration is required.

Doctoral students

Doctoral students at the department are awarded credits for attendance at the FyFa Forum seminars. Here is how to be accredited for attendance at the seminars:

  1. Print and fill out the attendance form. Bring the attendance form to the FyFa Forum seminar. Ask a teacher or a senior researcher to sign the form at the seminar.
  2. Print and fill out Form 16, the Karolinska Institutet form for reporting credit-bearing activities, which can on the page Forms and documents for doctoral education.
  3. Hand in the completed attendance form and Form 16 to the study administrator for doctoral studies at FyFa.

Sofia Pettersson

Educational Administrator for doctoral studies at FyFa

Course service desk at the Biomedicum reception, Solnavägen 9, entrance floor.

Opening hours: Tuesdays 11:30-12:30 and Thursdays 12:00-13:00 (closed for winter and summer holidays).

Seminars 2019

Date Speaker Title
12 November Robyn Murphy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia "Skeletal muscle homeostasis: consequence of glycogen utilisation"
7 November Nicolai Nordsborg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark “Anti-Doping efforts and Human Performance”
12 June David Bishop, Victoria University, Australia "Sounding the alarm: the effects of lack of sleep on glucose metabolism and mitochondria"
20 February Roger Karlsson, Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University "On Profilin - a master regulator of actin and cell migration"

Previous seminars

Date Speaker Title
6 December 2018 Peter Bergman "Induction of antimicrobial peptides and autophagy as a novel way to treat infections"
20 November 2018 Mikael Rydén "Some novel aspects on white adipose tissue function and expansion"
8 November 2018 Per Hydbring "MicroRNA therapy as a viable option to combat refractory cancers"
4 October 2018 Vojo Deretic "Autophagy and Mtb: a retrospective and a look ahead"
14 June 2018 Terje Lømo "Motoneuronal firing patterns: Controlling synaptic and contractile properties in skeletal muscle fibres"
5 April 2018 Stefano Gastaldello "The involvement of the Small Ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) network in skeletal muscle functions and diseases"
8 March 2018 Arvind Venkat & Gabriel Heras "SUMO wrestling in skeletal muscle"
8 February 2018 Mattias Mannervik "Mechanisms by which p300/CBP controls developmental gene expression"
14 December 2017 Jerker Widengren "Ultrasensitive and ultrahigh resolution fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging for fundamental biomolecular studies and towards clinical diagnostics"
30 November 2017 Laura Sardon Puig & Brendan Gabriel "Fatty acids and glucose disrupt clock gene expression in skeletal muscle" "Insulin as a modulator of circadian rhythm in skeletal muscle"
23 November 2017 Lisa Westerberg "The immune system is never at rest: Understanding the role of actin regulators in immune cells"
20 June 2017 Michael D. Burton "TLR4-dependent pain shows a sexspecific mechanism of action"
1 June 2017 Emma Andersson "A receptor-selective Jagged1 mutation recaptitulates Alagille syndrome in vivo & establishment of a novel high throughput in vivo method to study genetic control of development"
22 May 2017 Jorge Manzanares "Role of the cannabinoid CB2 receptor in the regulation of anxiety and depression"
26 January 2017 Volker Haase “HIF oxygen sensors as therapeutic targets in kidney disease”
8 December 2016 Andreas Papapetropoulos "Biological actions and translational potential of hydrogen sulfide"
1 December 2016 Susanne Gabrielsson "Exosomes in inflammation and as cancer therapy"
24 November 2016 Li Wang "Nuclear Receptor and LncRNA Crosstalk in Liver Metabolism and Diseases"
17 November 2016 John Pernow "Role of Arginase and Nitric Oxide Regulation in Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes"
3 November 2016 Christian Broberger "Building stable networks from individual neurons - Insights from hypothalamic dopamine neurons and the control of lactation"
20 October 2016 Sara Liin "Molecular studies of cardiac arrhythmias – genetic causes and novel treatment strategies"
13 October 2016 Valdir de Andrade Braga "Angiotensin II dependent hypertension: Focus on the SFO-PVN-RVLM axis"
10 October 2016 Rama Dwivedi "Role of Epigenetics in Disease Prevention and Therapeutics"
22 September 2016 Carsten Daub "Gene regulation of insulin response in fat tissue and its dys-regulation in obesity"
24 August 2016 Åsa Gustafsson "Mitochondrial quality control: the difference between success and failure"
29 February 2016 Andres Melendez "Interplay of redox and calcium signaling in senescence"
18 January 2016 Raekil Park "Peroxisome dysfunction and hearing loss"