The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) performs basic research and higher education. The aim with our research is to understand fundamental cellular processes and their role in disease.
Magda Bienko and Nicola Crosetto lead a study in which spatial information is obtained through DNA FISH to visualize genome architecture on a single cell level. The repository currently contains hundreds of DNA FISH probes and is now expanding to include RNA FISH probes as well.
MBB researchers show that mitochondrial disease can be improved in mice by increasing the total number of mitochondria per cell.
Sten Linnarsson and Ernest Arenas have been appointed Wallenberg Scholar in 2019. The Wallenberg Foundation supports the researchers with a grant for 5 years to freely explore their research ideas.
The Karolinska Genome Engineering facility (KGE) has opened its doors as a core facility and provides various gene editing services for researchers from both within and outside of Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital.
Björn Högberg is one of the laureates of the Göran Gustafsson Prize. He receives the prize in chemistry, which consists of SEK 5.1 million in research grants and a personal prize of SEK 250,000 "for the development of new methods and applications in DNA origami".
Katja Petzold's research on RNA gets her up in the morning. Watch the video about her research, which was produced by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.