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21 Dec 2018 Mikael Karlsson awarded 6M SEK from the Sjöberg Foundation
13 Dec 2018 Yihai Cao elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
12 Dec 2018 Klas Kärre presents the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2018
12 Dec 2018 Major grants awarded to MTC researchers in VR's call for Researcher Environments in Infection and Antibiotics 2018
12 Dec 2018 Georgios Sotiriou awarded the Young Faculty Award at the 8th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium Bacteria
10 Dec 2018 MTC welcomes Assistant Professor Ben Murrell
07 Dec 2018 MTC representatives in the new KI organisation
19 Nov 2018 Margareta Wilhelm awarded a Senior Research position from the KI Board of Research
06 Nov 2018 Breast cancer cells become invasive by changing their identity Cancer and Oncology
26 Oct 2018 Grants to MTC 2018 Grant
04 Oct 2018 Tore Midtvedt awarded The Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav 1st class
03 Oct 2018 Klas Kärre interviewed about the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
26 Sep 2018 Birgitta Henriques Normark elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
24 Sep 2018 Important note regarding Freezer Alarms in Biomedicum Core facility
31 Aug 2018 New Acting Head of Department and Head of Administration at MTC
22 Aug 2018 New pathway to activate the warriors of our immune system Immunology
17 Aug 2018 Gerald McInerney featured on RadioScience - a podcast about research
13 Aug 2018 Susanne Schlisio and collaborators publish in Cell Reports Cancer and Oncology
10 Jul 2018 Michael Landreh, David Lane, Sonia Lain, and co-workers publish in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Cancer and Oncology
02 Jul 2018 A new inhibitor targeting the oncoprotein MYC – implications for cancer drug development Cancer and Oncology
25 Jun 2018 Kaisa Lehti's profile is featured on AcademiaNet Cancer and Oncology
31 May 2018 Lipid molecules can be used for cancer growth Cancer and Oncology
18 May 2018 MTC researchers Xiaogang Feng, Susanne Nylén, Cajsa Classon, Antonio Rothfuchs, Ulf Ribacke and Jonathan Coquet publish in PLoS Pathogens Bacteria
03 May 2018 Jan Albert web research collaboration featured in The Lancet Infectious Disease Control
13 Apr 2018 Lisa Westerberg receives a 6 year research position from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation
12 Apr 2018 MTC's Move to Biomedicum Organisation
06 Apr 2018 Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam awarded the ERC Advanced Grant (AdG) Immunology
27 Mar 2018 Marcus Ladds, Ingeborg van Leeuwen, Sonia Lain et al publish in Nature Communications Cancer and Oncology
02 Mar 2018 Hanna Brauner Awarded SSMF Four Year Start Up Grant
19 Jan 2018 Michael Landreh, David Lane, Sonia Lain, Marcus Ladds et al publish in Cell Chemical Biology Cancer and Oncology
08 Jan 2018 Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified in JEM publication Cancer and Oncology
19 Dec 2017 Mats Wahlgren's work with new drug Sevuparin featured in Ciennce
18 Dec 2017 Ute Römling and iGEM Stockholm bring in the gold
11 Dec 2017 MTC Awards 2017
05 Dec 2017 Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam awarded Distinguished Professor Grant from VR
05 Dec 2017 Lars Engstrand and Ina Schuppe Koistinen featured on Swedish National TV 4
30 Oct 2017 Get Inspired by a Professor featuring Manuel Patarroyo from MTC
10 Oct 2017 3 PostDocs at MTC awarded scholarships by SSMF
27 Sep 2017 Mats Wahlgren and Ulf Ribacke receive Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Grant Grant
06 Sep 2017 Georgios Sotiriou receives a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC)
25 Aug 2017 Mats Wahlgren interviewed by the Swedish national radio program Vetenskapsradion
18 Jul 2017 Professor Emeritus Uno Lindberg passed away on June 30th 2017
11 Jul 2017 Video portrait of an employee: Vicente Pelechano
26 Jun 2017 The presence of the protein KIF1Bβ can play a central role for the outcome of a neuroblastoma diagnosis Cancer and Oncology
13 Jun 2017 Two summer research schools and the Amgen Scholars Program are now underway
24 May 2017 Photos from the second Brain and Culture Symposium at Aula Medica on 17th May
18 May 2017 MTC researchers in the Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam Group publish in Immunity
12 May 2017 Grants to MTC 2017 Grant
08 May 2017 Newly discovered malaria mechanism gives hope to pregnant women
04 May 2017 Susanne Schlisio awarded a 6 year senior research position from The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation

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Mikael Karlsson awarded 6M SEK from the Sjöberg Foundation

21 Dec 2018

Mikael Karlsson, at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, has been awarded SEK 6 million from the Sjöberg Foundation for the research project: "New immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer by reprogramming macrophages”. The funding will be distributed over a three-year period. The...

Yihai Cao elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

13 Dec 2018

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows Selection Committee and Board of Directors have elected Yihai Cao from MTC to the rank of NAI Fellow. The motivation is "having demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a...

Klas Kärre presents the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2018

12 Dec 2018

Professor Klas Kärre from MTC presented the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology 2018 at the award ceremony in the Concert Hall in Stockholm on the 10th December, 2018. Klas Kärre is both research group leader at MTC and Chairman of the steering group for the research committee (forskningsnämnden...

Major grants awarded to MTC researchers in VR's call for Researcher Environments in Infection and Antibiotics 2018

12 Dec 2018

Two MTC researchers have received research environment grants for 25 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council (VR). Birgitta Henriques Normark (with co-applicants Georgios Sotiriou and collaboration with KTH, Stockholms University and Umeå University) and Mats Wahlgren (with co-applicants Ulf...

Georgios Sotiriou awarded the Young Faculty Award at the 8th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium

12 Dec 2018

Georgios Sotiriou has been awarded the Young Faculty Award at the 8th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium. The Symposium, with the theme "Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Therapeutics: Role of Precision Medicine and Targeted Therapy" was held in December 2018 in Florida, U.S.A. The symposium receives...
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MTC welcomes Assistant Professor Ben Murrell

10 Dec 2018

MTC welcomes Ben Murrell as an Assistant Professor, funded for four years by the KI Board of research, as well as by a VR starting grant. Ben's research focuses on studying viral dynamics using models of molecular evolution, and using long-read next-generation sequencing technology. Before moving...

MTC representatives in the new KI organisation

07 Dec 2018

Karolinska Institutet's new organisational structure is now in place, following elections in 2018. MTC has three faculty representatives (lärarrepresentanter) in the new organisation that will collectively form Karolinska Institutets future strategy. We congratulate our newly appointed...

Margareta Wilhelm awarded a Senior Research position from the KI Board of Research

19 Nov 2018

Margareta Wilhelm at MTC was awarded a highly competitive Senior Research position from the Board of Research at Karolinska Institutet. She will receive 1.2 million SEK per year over five years to be used for salary. The Senior Researcher funding is part of the board’s drive to recruit leading...

Breast cancer cells become invasive by changing their identity

06 Nov 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified a protein that determines the identity and invasive properties of breast cancer cells. The finding could lead to the development of new therapeutic and diagnostic strategies to target breast cancer invasion and metastasis. The study is published...
Cancer and Oncology

Grants to MTC 2018

26 Oct 2018

Grants from The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) VR Medicine, Project grants: Albert, Jan Arsenian Henriksson, Marie Coquet, Jonathan VR Medicine, Start-up grants: Dosenovic, Pia Murrell, Benjamin Martinez Gonzalez, Itziar VR NT, Project grants: McInerney, Gerald VR Research environment...
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Tore Midtvedt awarded The Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav 1st class

04 Oct 2018

Photo: Elisabeth Norin Professor Tore Midtvedt has been awarded The Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav 1st class for his work within the field of Medical Microbiology. The Order of Saint Olav is a Norwegian order of chivalry that was instituted by King Oscar I on August 21, 1847. The orders are...

Klas Kärre interviewed about the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

03 Oct 2018

Klas Kärre, member of the Nobel Committee and MTC research group leader comments on the on the life-changing possibilities of this year’s Nobel Prize in an interview with freelance journalist Lotta Fredholm. The interview follows the announcement of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to...

Birgitta Henriques Normark elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

26 Sep 2018

At the General Meeting on 12th September, Birgitta Henriques Normark was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Professor of Clinical Bacteriology and MTC research group leader Birgitta Henriques Normark was elected to the class for medical sciences. Press release about the appointment...

Important note regarding Freezer Alarms in Biomedicum

24 Sep 2018

All research groups in Biomedicum are kindly asked to label their -80 freezers with contact information for the FM group in case of freezer malfunction. As you know, the FM group monitors and responds to temperature alarms from all the freezers that are connected to the temperature alarm system, 24...
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New Acting Head of Department and Head of Administration at MTC

31 Aug 2018

Acting Head of Department Susanne Nylén and Head of Administration Marta Pajus Susanne Nylén will take over as acting Head of Department at MTC from September 1st 2018. Susanne takes over from the former Head of Department Pontus Aspenström who will be moving to Uppsala University. Marta Pajus...

New pathway to activate the warriors of our immune system

22 Aug 2018

Failure to generate neutrophils in the bone marrow leads to devastating bacterial and fungal infections. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have discovered a new pathway to elevate the number of tissue neutrophils by activating the cell cytoskeleton. The study is published in Journal of...
Immunology

Gerald McInerney featured on RadioScience - a podcast about research

17 Aug 2018

Gerald McInerney is featured on RadioScience this month - a podcast about research in Swedish. The interview focuses on how his interest in studying Virology research grew from childhood dreams to a full time career as a Virologist. The journey there involved moving from his hometown Dublin to Work...

Susanne Schlisio and collaborators publish in Cell Reports

13 Aug 2018

The Susanne Schlisio group at the Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology (MTC) and collaborators have published in Cell Reports . It has been known for decades that hypoxia and hydroxylase inhibition regulate expression and activity of the p53 tumor suppressor. In this paper a direct...
Cancer and Oncology

Michael Landreh, David Lane, Sonia Lain, and co-workers publish in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

10 Jul 2018

How can certain compounds generally protect proteins from unfolding and aggregation? A new study by Michael Landreh, David Lane, Sonia Lain, and co-workers sheds light on the mechanism behind a prominent example of these “chemical chaperones”. The molecule, Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), enables...
Cancer and Oncology

A new inhibitor targeting the oncoprotein MYC – implications for cancer drug development

02 Jul 2018

A new promising MYC inhibitor, MYCMI-6, that blocks the binding between MYC and its necessary partner protein MAX has been discovered. The molecule inhibits tumor cell proliferation driven by MYC, which is a characteristic of more than half of all tumors. This research has been presented in an...
Cancer and Oncology

Kaisa Lehti's profile is featured on AcademiaNet

25 Jun 2018

MTC researcher Kaisa Lehti is featured on AcademiaNet, after a nomination by the Swedish Research Council. The portal AcademiaNet has been established as a European database for those searching for suitable female candidates for influential academic and scientific positions. View Kaisa Lehti's...
Cancer and Oncology

Lipid molecules can be used for cancer growth

31 May 2018

Cancer cells can use lipid molecules as fuel instead of blood glucose when the blood supply is low. This has been shown in animal tumour models by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden in a study published in Cell Metabolism. The mechanism may help explain why tumours often develop...
Cancer and Oncology

MTC researchers Xiaogang Feng, Susanne Nylén, Cajsa Classon, Antonio Rothfuchs, Ulf Ribacke and Jonathan Coquet publish in PLoS Pathogens

18 May 2018

New research in an article in PLoS Pathogens this week from authors Xiaogang Feng, Susanne Nylén, Cajsa Classon, Antonio Rothfuchs, Ulf Ribacke and Jonathan Coquet at MTC suggests that chronic infection with intestinal worms makes the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine for tuberculosis less...
Bacteria

Jan Albert web research collaboration featured in The Lancet

03 May 2018

The Jan Albert Group's research collaborator is featured in a podcast interview in The Lancet . The interview focuses on how data sharing and greater transparency affects researchers. Fabio Zanini from Max Plank Institute, Teubingen, Germany (at the time of the interview), talks about a web...
Infectious Disease Control

Lisa Westerberg receives a 6 year research position from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation

13 Apr 2018

Lisa Westerberg has received a 6 year research position from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation. The purpose of the project is to determine how an uncontrolled immune defence can lead to immunne deficiency illnesses and tumours in children. In total ten researchers at Karolinska Institutet...

MTC's Move to Biomedicum

12 Apr 2018

The MTC Adminstration move to Biomedicum on Friday 13th April to the A3 section on the third floor, followed almost one week later on Thursday 19th April by most of the researchers at the department. The move marks the beginning of a new era for MTC together with the five departments moving into...
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Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam awarded the ERC Advanced Grant (AdG)

06 Apr 2018

Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam at MTC has been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant (AdG) 2017 from the European Research Council. In total, the ERC allocates funding to 269 European research projects, which is about 12% of all applicants. The grant consists of 2.5 million Euros for five years. Read more...
Immunology

Marcus Ladds, Ingeborg van Leeuwen, Sonia Lain et al publish in Nature Communications

27 Mar 2018

Researchers in the Sonia lain and David Lane groups at MTC have recently published in the journal Nature Communications How would you describe the research behind this publication? Our paper describes the development of a new family of compounds, the HZ series, that bind to an enzyme called...
Cancer and Oncology

Hanna Brauner Awarded SSMF Four Year Start Up Grant

02 Mar 2018

PostDoc Hanna Brauner is one of only eight researchers in Sweden to be awarded a start up grant from the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF). The four year start up grant consists of part time salary and project expenses for a total of 1.3 million SEK per year. Hanna Brauner is a Post Doc...

Michael Landreh, David Lane, Sonia Lain, Marcus Ladds et al publish in Cell Chemical Biology

19 Jan 2018

In a study published in Cell Chemical Biology this week, researchers from MTC (Michael Landreh, David Lane, Sonia Lain, Marcus Ladds et al), KTH, Uppsala University, and the University of Oxford, used a new strategy to find out how anticancer drugs bind to the membrane protein dehydroorotate...
Cancer and Oncology

Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified in JEM publication

08 Jan 2018

An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet have, in experiments on mice, pinpointed a mechanism for the conversion of energy-storing white fat into energy-expending brown fat. The study is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine . Obesity is a major global health...
Cancer and Oncology

Mats Wahlgren's work with new drug Sevuparin featured in Ciennce

19 Dec 2017

New data published after trials using the anti Malarial drug Sevuparin have been accepted by the journal PlosOne , and featured in an article in Ciennce this month. MTC's Mats Wahlgren has run the studies together with Anna Leitgeb at Modus Therapeutics AB and Arjen Dondorp at the Oxford-Mahidol...

Ute Römling and iGEM Stockholm bring in the gold

18 Dec 2017

MTC's Ute Römling is Principal Investigator (PI) in The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team from Stockholm 2017 - a team that has won a gold medal for its innovative research projects for the third year running! The team consists of 15 students from 11 different nationalities...

MTC Awards 2017

11 Dec 2017

MTC awards were presented to the following categories and recipients from the Head of Department Pontus Aspenström this December: MTCer of the year The Facility management team, Magnus Bjurström, Per Persson, David Mayer and Torbjörn Laggar MTC Young Scientist of the Year Jonathan Coquet Scientific...

Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam awarded Distinguished Professor Grant from VR

05 Dec 2017

Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam has been awarded a Distinguished Professor Grant from Vetenskapsrådet, one of 5 recipients at Karolinska Institutet. The grant for the project "Genetic studies of antibody diversity" consists of a 5 Million SEK yearly grant over a ten year period for a total amount of 50...

Lars Engstrand and Ina Schuppe Koistinen featured on Swedish National TV 4

05 Dec 2017

Lars Engstrand and Ina Schuppe Koistinen have been featured in the TV4 program Malou efter tio this week. The program focuses on their current research into intestinal flora's probable positive influence on women's ability to be pregnant and to have a successfull pregnancy. Watch the full program...

Get Inspired by a Professor featuring Manuel Patarroyo from MTC

30 Oct 2017

The successful seminar series 'Get inspired by a Professor' this month features Manuel Patarroyo from MTC and is available as a video on the link below. Manuel's research focuses on Laminins and their cell-surface receptors in tumor invasion and metastasis. View the seminar online here Manuel...

3 PostDocs at MTC awarded scholarships by SSMF

10 Oct 2017

Shawon Gupta, Kaisa Thorell and Marc Panas at MTC (pictured above) have been awarded research scholarships in medicine by the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF) this year. A total of 34 post-docs at six Swedish universities will share close to SEK 80 million. “Post-doc education is an...

Mats Wahlgren and Ulf Ribacke receive Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Grant

27 Sep 2017

Mats Wahlgren and Ulf Ribacke from MTC The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) have granted close to SEK 108 million to four research projects at Karolinska Institutet. In total this year, the Foundation has granted SEK 560 million to 18 research projects, which are considered to be of the...
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Georgios Sotiriou receives a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC)

06 Sep 2017

KI researchers Erik Melén and Georgios Sotiriou (pictured) have received starting grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for conducting their own independent research. The purpose of the ERC Starting Grants is to support talented early-career scientist, who have already produced excellent...

Mats Wahlgren interviewed by the Swedish national radio program Vetenskapsradion

25 Aug 2017

Professor Mats Wahlgren from The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology has been inteviewed by the Swedish national radio station SverigesRadio in the series Vetenskapsradion. The interview focuses on the discovery of a new type of antibody highlighted in a recent publication in Nature...

Professor Emeritus Uno Lindberg passed away on June 30th 2017

18 Jul 2017

Professor Emeritus Uno Lindberg passed away on June 30th 2017. Former MTC research group leader Uno was Professor Emeritus at Karolinska Institutet from 2006 onwards, with research focusing on cell biology. Uno was also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) from 1989 onwards and...

Video portrait of an employee: Vicente Pelechano

11 Jul 2017

SciLife Lab fellow and MTC Assistant Professor Vicente Pelechano is featured in "medarbetarporträtt" this month - a video interview outlining his research at Karolinska Institutet and SciLife View the video interview online here

The presence of the protein KIF1Bβ can play a central role for the outcome of a neuroblastoma diagnosis

26 Jun 2017

A high percentage of KIF1Bβ means a greater chance of the tumour spontaneously regressing and disappearing. These are the results of a study by Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd. The study is to be published in the scientific journal Genes and Development...
Cancer and Oncology

Two summer research schools and the Amgen Scholars Program are now underway

13 Jun 2017

The Amgen Scholars Program at Karolinska Institutet The Amgen Scholars Program at Karolinska Institutet (KI) started on Monday 18th June. The program is an opportunity for international and national undergraduate students to conduct research during 8 weeks in the summer at KI. The program begins...

Photos from the second Brain and Culture Symposium at Aula Medica on 17th May

24 May 2017

The second Brain and Culture meeting was presented at the Erling Persson Hall, Aula Medica on Wednesday May 17th. This year it was organized to honour George Klein who sadly passed away last December. He was a great inspiration for the Brain and Culture program at KI and fought against what he...

MTC researchers in the Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam Group publish in Immunity

18 May 2017

MTC researchers in the Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam Group have published in Immunity this month In their article, Paola Martinez-Murillo and colleagues (pictured above) identify a novel neutralizing antibody epitope present at the apex of the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env) spike. Single cell...

Grants to MTC 2017

12 May 2017

This list covers grants and research positions awarded to MTC during 2017. 9 MTC researchers have been awarded grants from Vetenskapsrådet in Medicine and Health and Natural and Engineering Sciences for approx. 26 M SEK, and a further 50m SEK from a Distinguished Professor Grant. In addition, six...
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Newly discovered malaria mechanism gives hope to pregnant women

08 May 2017

Resistance to malaria drugs means that pregnant women are unable to overcome the anaemia caused by the malaria parasite – and their babies are born undersized. A study carried out at Karolinska Institutet, however, exposes the effects of malaria in pregnant women and shows how the PTEF protein is...

Susanne Schlisio awarded a 6 year senior research position from The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation

04 May 2017

Susanne Schlisio (Pictured 2nd left with her research group) has been awarded a 6 year senior research position from The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation (Barncancerfonden) despite fierce competition - hers was one of only 26 approved applications. Susanne Schlisio's research concerns the...

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