Head of Division
The division is part of the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM), KI, and comprises the following research groups:
The long term interest of the Eriksson group is to study the etiology and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying atherosclerosis, arterial thrombosis and aneurysm formation.
Lars Maegdefessel’s group performs translational studies in atherosclerosis research, focussing on the therapeutic and biomarker potential of non-codingRNAs (e.g., microRNAs and lncRNAs) and other epigenetic modulators in vascular disease and its underlying (patho-) mechanisms.
How does atherogenic dyslipidemia provoke the immune system, particularly B lymphocytes, and how can this lead to tissue damage?
We are a research group specializing in detailed analyses of cellular metabolism using modern measurement techniques and mathematical models. Our work aims for a deeper and more quantitative understanding of how various cell types in the human body process nutrients to harvest energy and synthesize macromolecules.
We study mechanisms of inflammation regulation with a particular focus on neural reflexes and cardiovascular inflammation.
Research group Magnus Bäck