Research Division of Medical Inflammation Research
Our research goal is to understand the basic pathogenic mechanisms behind autoimmune diseases and cancer. To do this we are identifying and functionally analysing the genes that control autoimmune diseases. We primarily use animal models for this, in which it is possible to identify genetic causes of complex diseases.
We are using this knowledge to develop new diagnostics and vaccines for treatment of autoimmune diseases, primarily rheumatoid arthritis, and to improve immunotherapy of cancer.
Our division is located within Biomedicum, a research building that houses a large part of the experimental research conducted at Karolinska Institutet. The building opened it's doors in 2018 and promotes collaboration and research across scientific boundaries. Find out more about Biomedicum and the research environment we are working in.