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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
11 Apr 2017 Juan Du and Michael Landreh receive Ingvar Carlsson Award
23 Mar 2017 Wallenberg Clinical Scholar for research on pneumococcal infections
01 Mar 2017 Georg Klein - a pioneering cancer biologist and Renaissance man
24 Feb 2017 Cold can help burn dangerous fat Cancer and Oncology, Microbiology
13 Jan 2017 Edmund Loh's Meningitis research featured in Wallenberg Foundation documentary film Bacteria
12 Jan 2017 Mats Wahlgren awarded the HA Eriksson Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy 2017
12 Jan 2017 Elisabeth Norin Featured on Radio-korrespondenterna 11th January
20 Dec 2016 Martin Corcoran, Ganesh Phad, Néstor Vázquez Bernat and Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam et al publish in Nature Communications
19 Dec 2016 CTMR collaboration with EURAC on studies of the Ötzi gut microbiome Bacteria
15 Dec 2016 KI researcher receives grant on basis of top ERC assessment
12 Dec 2016 Professor Emeritus Georg Klein dies aged 91
01 Dec 2016 Claudia Kutter and Vicente Pelechano García appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows
02 Nov 2016 How autoimmune disease is prevented – mechanism discovered
27 Oct 2016 Jan Albert featured on Sveriges Radio program about the spread of HIV

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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...
Organisation

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...

Juan Du and Michael Landreh receive Ingvar Carlsson Award

11 Apr 2017

MTC's Juan Du and Michael Landreh are two of twelve promising young postdocs who receive the Ingvar Carlsson Award 2017 from The Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF. The projects focus on proteins, cells and molecules as part of the efforts to diagnose and treat diseases better and with fewer...

Wallenberg Clinical Scholar for research on pneumococcal infections

23 Mar 2017

Birgitta Henriques Normark, photo: Markus Marcetic/KVA. KI researcher Birgitta Henriques Normark has been appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2017. She is granted SEK 15 million to find out how new strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria form and become resistant to antibiotics. The...

Georg Klein - a pioneering cancer biologist and Renaissance man

01 Mar 2017

Three researchers at Karolinska Institute have published a warm tribute to the late Georg Klein in Nature entitled "A pioneering cancer biologist and Renaissance man." The life and achievements of Georg Klein, who died on 10 December at the age of 91, are described by Professors Ingemar Ernberg,...

Cold can help burn dangerous fat

24 Feb 2017

New research findings show severe cold can switch harmful visceral fat to energy consuming beneficial fat. This discovery highlighted in a newly published research article, "Switching harmful visceral fat to beneficial energy combustion improves metabolic dysfunctions", offers a new method for...
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Edmund Loh's Meningitis research featured in Wallenberg Foundation documentary film

13 Jan 2017

Edmund Loh's research is featured in Wallenberg Foundation documentary film this month. The film follows his development and ambitions as a researcher and focuses on his research into the causes of Meningitis. The bacterium Neisseria meningitidis is normally content to remain in the nose. But...
Bacteria

Mats Wahlgren awarded the HA Eriksson Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy 2017

12 Jan 2017

Mats Wahlgren has been awarded the Hilda and Alfred Erikssons prize by the Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien). The award, which includes the sum of 100 00 SEK, has been given for "Increasing our awareness of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum at a molecular level and for...

Elisabeth Norin Featured on Radio-korrespondenterna 11th January

12 Jan 2017

Elisabeth Norin was featured in Radio-korresponderna on Swedish national radio in a program featuring fecal transplatations on 11th January. The theme of the program was global health risks. Listen to the podcast on Sveriges radio

Martin Corcoran, Ganesh Phad, Néstor Vázquez Bernat and Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam et al publish in Nature Communications

20 Dec 2016

Martin M. Corcoran, Ganesh E. Phad, Néstor Vázquez Bernat and Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam have published in Nature Communications in an paper that increases our understanding of genetic variation. The adaptive immune system has the capacity to produce antibodies with enormous numbers of binding...

CTMR collaboration with EURAC on studies of the Ötzi gut microbiome

19 Dec 2016

Dr Frank Maixner, EURAC institute for studies of mummies and the iceman, Bolzano, Italy, visited The Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) and gave a lecture on "The 5300-year-old Helicobacter pylori genome of the Iceman - the story and the research" this December. Collaboration with...
Bacteria

KI researcher receives grant on basis of top ERC assessment

15 Dec 2016

Vicente Pelechano Garcia at the Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology is one of two researchers to be awarded a Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant. The grant is arranged jointly by five private research foundations and is awarded to young research group leaders who achieved a top...

Professor Emeritus Georg Klein dies aged 91

12 Dec 2016

Georg Klein tragically passed away on December 10th. Georg was Professor Emeritus at Karolinska Institutet, and has been a research group leader at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) since the 1990's. Last year Georg and his wife and colleague Professor Emeritus Eva Klein...

Claudia Kutter and Vicente Pelechano García appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows

01 Dec 2016

Two MTC researchers have been appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows, an appointment that includes funding for between 5 to 9 million SEK per researcher for a five year period Photo: Markus Marcetic Claudia Kutter There are many known risk factors for liver cancer, particularly chronic virus...

How autoimmune disease is prevented – mechanism discovered

02 Nov 2016

Photo: Saket Nigam, this article by Tomas Ahlbeck A previously unknown safety mechanism in our immune system keeps the body free from autoimmune diseases. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have discovered that a cell in our inherited immune system can prevent our adaptive (learned) immune...

Jan Albert featured on Sveriges Radio program about the spread of HIV

27 Oct 2016

Jan Albert is featured on Sveriges Radio in a program about the spread of HIV in the 1970s. In the program Jan Albert comments on the work of an international team that has mapped out the spread of the virus from Africa, Haiti and New York during the 1960's and 70's with results that challenge the...

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