Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
At the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) we focus on research and teaching within the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics. The department is also host to KI Biobank and the Swedish Twin Registry. Our research aims to increase knowledge about the causes of disease and encompasses clinical, molecular and genetic research as well as biostatistical methodology.
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KI Biobank is a modern and high-tech infrastructure for pre-analytical handling, storage and distribution of human biological samples. It's a core facility at KI and is housed at MEB.
The Swedish Twin Registry
The Swedish Twin Registry is the largest of its kind and is based at Karolinska Institutet. The Registry was established in the 1960s and contains information about some 87 000 twin pairs.