Department of Medicine, Huddinge
At the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH) we conduct undergraduate and doctoral education and research within a wide range of medical fields, covering all internal medicine specialties, infectious diseases and dermatology. Our vision is to create tomorrow's knowledge through medical education and research at the highest international level.
Meet researchers at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge
Maps the organs' own immune system
The immune system of individual organs may be something entirely different from the immune system that circulates the blood. Professor Niklas Björkström is conducting research into the immune system of, among other things, the liver and the uterus.
He is ranked as the world’s fourth most cited and productive researcher in COVID-19 and immune response
Marcus Buggert, Docent at the Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM) at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge, is ranked as the world’s fourth most cited and productive researcher in the field of COVID-19 and the immune response.
Previously unknown immune cells provide clues to IBD and asthma
Professor Jenny Mjösberg researches innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), a previously unknown part of the immune system. She wants to understand the part they play in different kinds of inflammatory disease, and ultimately contribute to new, improved therapies.
She is preventing hereditary cardiac arrest
Inherited heart diseases may present with no forewarning. A young person with no previous signs of disease can suddenly suffer a cardiac arrest while out on a run or playing football. Professor Kristina Haugaa’s research aims to prevent such events.
The Conversation: Could the common cold give children immunity against COVID?
Annika Karlsson at the Department of Laboratory Medicine (Labmed) and Marion Humbert at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH) have written an interesting article for The Conversation about why children are less likely to become severely ill with COVID compared with adults.
Her aim is to understand the pathogenic mechanisms of type 1 diabetes
The idea that type 1 diabetes is caused by a virus is an old hypothesis that has recently been revived. Professor Malin Flodström Tullberg researches on the link between enteroviruses and type 1 diabetes. She also hopes to be able to contribute to a new enterovirus vaccine