News from the departments

MMC is awarded funding from FORTE for the project “The patient in the driver’s seat! Implementing patient-driven co-care innovations.

19 Oct 2018

The project “The patient in the driver’s seat! Implementing patient-driven co-care innovations” is awarded 14,4 MSEK over a period of three years, with the possibility to receive an equal amount for three additional years. The research programme is focused on the development of treatment methods...

Three questions to Mats Hallgren, co-author of a meta-review about exercise as treatment for mental health issues

19 Oct 2018

Mats Hallgren , assistant professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences, is one of the authors of the meta-review of existing research that resulted in new guidelines issued from the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) , to promote exercise as a additional treatment for severe mental...

Daniel Berglind awarded ALF funding

18 Oct 2018

Daniel Berglind, researcher at the Department of Public Health Sciences, is awarded 600,000 kronor SEK from ALF Project Funding Medicine for the project 'Effects on quality of life and physical activity: a randomized post-surgery dissonance-based intervention for obese women treated by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass'.
Grant

Welcome to Haiting Jiang, Sonja Krig and Fitsum Teni who recently joined LIME

16 Oct 2018

We would like to welcome three new collaborators to the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics. Associated Haiting Jiang Organizational unit: CHE/Health outcomes and economic evaluation E-mail: haiting.jiang@ki.se Associated Sonja Krig Organizational unit: CHE/Health outcomes...

Volunteers wanted for KI Neuroscience PhD Winter Conference 2019

16 Oct 2018

For many years, Neuroscience PhD students at Karolinska Institutet have arranged the KI Neuroscience PhD Winter Conference. The conference, which usually takes place between Thursday and Sunday, is entirely organised by PhD students who have chosen Neuroscience as a field of interest in their...

Effects of inhalation of leukotriene E4 in asthmatics

11 Oct 2018

In the October issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, an article by Professor Sven-Erik Dahlén and colleagues is published, which is also highlighted as the Editor's Choice in this particular issue. The study unambiguously documented that in humans, the CysLT 1 leukotriene...

Press release in Neurology – Irregular heartbeat may increase the risk of Dementia

11 Oct 2018

The article “Atrial fibrillation, antithrombotic treatment, and cognitive aging: a population-based study” by Mozhu Ding et al. is chosen to be included in the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) press release program. Mozhu Ding explains "In this study of older adults, we found that people with...
AgeingAlzheimerDementiaDoctoral student

New thesis: Carers to people with Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's disease - experiences and coping strategies

10 Oct 2018

Hi Ellen Svendsbø, PhD-student at the Division of Neurogeriatrics. On 15 October you will defend your thesis " Carers to people with Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's disease : experiences and coping strategies ”, what´s the main focus of the thesis? The main focus of my thesis it to investigate...
AlzheimerDementiaDoctoral educationDoctoral studentGeriatrics

New thesis on how to increase understanding for how biomarkers in brain (PET) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) relate to one another in patients with Alzheimer's disease

10 Oct 2018

Hi Antoine Leuzy, PhD-student at the Division of Clinical Geriatrics. On 26 October you will defend your thesis " Dynamics of proteinopathies in Alzheimer´s disease as measured by PET and CSF biomarkers ”, what´s the main focus of the thesis? The main focus of my thesis was to gain an improved...
AlzheimerDoctoral educationDoctoral studentGeriatrics

One-day Tuberculosis research seminar held at KI

08 Oct 2018

On the 3rd of October 2018, the Centre for Tuberculosis (TB) Research at KI organised a TB research seminar at Nobel Forum, attended by approximately 100 TB researchers, policy makers, PhD students and others from Sweden and Europe.

Jenny Mjösberg is awarded a European research prize in immunology

08 Oct 2018

You have recently been awarded a European research prize in immunology. Can you tell us more about the price? – The Ita Askonas Award is a European award to a female group leader with an outstanding track record of achievements in immunology. It is awarded every third year and this time it was...

Dissertation 26 Oct 2018: Jianwei Zhu

05 Oct 2018

On Friday Oct 26, Jianwei Zhu will defend his thesis " Severe psychological stress associated with a cancer diagnosis ". Professor Barbara Andersen from the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University will act as his opponent. Jianwei's supervisors are Fang Fang, Katja Fall, Unnur...
Cancer and OncologyEpidemiology

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...

New thesis on risks for elderly people with cognitive impairment living at home with support from home care services

04 Oct 2018

Hi Linda Sandberg , PhD-student at the Division of Occupational Therapy. On 26 October you will defend your thesis " Living at home with cognitive impairments - Risks in daily living and support from home care service ”, what´s the main focus of the thesis? The main focus of my thesis was to...
AgeingDoctoral educationDoctoral studentOccupational Therapy

Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg awarded BCPT Nordic Prize 2018

03 Oct 2018

The Nordic Association for the publication of "Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology" has awarded the BCPT Nordic Prize in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology for 2018 to Professor Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet. "...

The research group SOLIID at MMC receives project grant from FORTE!

03 Oct 2018

The project "LST-STRATEGY – Strategies for large system transformations in a decentralized healthcare system" led by Monica Nyström at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, MMC/SOLIID, receives funding from FORTE, the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and...

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...

Welcome Dan Ronisz - new administrator at the Divisiton of Family Medicine and Primary Care (NVS)

03 Oct 2018

What’s your assignment at NVS? I will work with student administration such as booking of lecture halls, invoicing and various office tasks. What do you look forward to working here? I am looking forward to giving the students the service they need. What’s your previous experience from work life...
Administration

New management at the Division of Physiotherapy

02 Oct 2018

The Division of Physiotherapy at NVS has a new management from 1 October 2018, when Malin Nygren-Bonnier start as Head of Division and Joanna Kvist as Deputy Head of Division. Malin started at the division as a clinical lecturer in 2003. The following year she started her doctoral studies, after...
OrganisationPhysiotherapy

Olof Akre and Andreas Sigfridsson - new Research Group Leaders at MMK

01 Oct 2018

Two new Research Group Leaders have been appointed at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery. Both appointments will apply from October 1, 2018. Olof Akre, Research Group Leader of the group Urology Adjunct professor Olof Akre Organizational unit: Urology E-mail: Olof.Akre@ki.se Andreas...
PhysiologyUrology

Welcome Annika Clemes - new communications officer at the NVS central management

01 Oct 2018

What’s your assignment at NVS? I will work as a communications officer at the central management administration What do you look forward to working here? I look forward to meet a lot of exciting people and to be able to spread knowledge and attention of everything that is done at NVS, both...
Administration

Cinnamon Bun Day and celiac disease

01 Oct 2018

On Thursday (Oct 4), Swedes celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day (”Kanelbullens dag”). This is also a day when society and healthcare pay attention to celiac disease An estimated 1% of the population in Western countries (translating into 100,000 individuals in Sweden) have celiac disease. Many go...
Epidemiology

FINGER researchers acknowledged on World Alzheimer's Day

01 Oct 2018

September 21st of each year is World Alzheimer’s Day, when organizations all over the world focus on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. This September the work of two FINGER and Nordic Brain Network researchers was acknowledged in both Sweden and Finland...
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New thesis on better understanding depression in older adults

01 Oct 2018

Hi Linnea Sjöberg, that just recently became a Ph.D. at the Division of Aging Research Center. On 28 September you defended your thesis " Using a life-course approach to better understand depression in older age ", what´s the main focus of the thesis? The main focus of my thesis is to better...
AgeingDoctoral educationDoctoral student

On the agenda: Promoting surgery globally for equitable health

27 Sep 2018

The two-day Global Surgery Conference on October 4-5 in Stockholm combines several aspects in the field of global surgery. You will be able to meet and interact with professionals within surgery and anesthesia from all over the world. This event is all about having a diverse group of clinicians,...

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...

Dissertation 15 Oct 2018: Hong Xu

26 Sep 2018

On Monday Oct 15, Hong Xu will defend her thesis " Diet, lifestyle and chronic kidney disease ". Her opponent will be Professor Gerjan Navis from the Department of Internal Medicine-Nephrology at Groningen University Medical Center. Hong's supervisors are Juan-Jesus Carrero-Roig, Alicja Wolk, Peter...
EpidemiologyNephrology

Is FICZ a key molecule for fitness and longevity?

26 Sep 2018

The biological roles of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR, earlier called the dioxin receptor) are finally getting clarified. Agneta Rannug has published two new reviews on the endogenous functions of this receptor. The focus is on its activation with the tryptophan-derived compound 6-formylindolo...

Addressing the undefined, as part of the intercultural physician-patient consultation, could potentially result in less misunderstandings, frustration and insecurities.

26 Sep 2018

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University have explored intercultural physician-patient communication in Swedish primary care consultations. The qualitative study "Circling the undefined—A grounded theory study of intercultural consultations in Swedish primary care" was...

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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Discovery of a new mechanism for cancer cells to repair their DNA and development of a novel anti-cancer drug

21 Sep 2018

Radiotherapy is one of the most common cancer treatments. A research team led by scientists at the Karolinska Institutet has discovered a new way to make cancer cells sensitive to radiotherapy. In the study the researchers have identified a new way to block cancer cells' ability to repair their DNA...
Cancer and OncologyDNATreatment

Professor Juleen R. Zierath awarded the Annual Review Prize Lecture at Europhysiology 2018

20 Sep 2018

Professor Juleen R. Zierath was awarded the Physiological Society Annual Review Prize Lecture 2018. The lecture was held on September 15, 2018 at the Europhysiology 2018 in London. Her Prize Lecture was entitled: "Skeletal muscle mediators and exercise-induced adaptations governing insulin...
AwardPhysiology

Dissertation 11 Oct 2018: Linda Abrahamsson

19 Sep 2018

On Thursday Oct 11, Linda Abrahamsson will defend her thesis " Statistical models of breast cancer tumour progression for mammography screening data ". Her opponent will be Doktor Harald Weedon-Fekjær from Oslo Centre for Biostatistics & Epidemiology at Oslo University Hospital. Linda's...
BiostatisticsBreast cancer

High level meeting on the fight to end Tuberculosis

18 Sep 2018

On the 26th of Septmember 1018, the United Nations General Assembly will host a high level meeting under the theme: “United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic”. The political declaration on the fight against Tuberculosis has highlighed the importance of TB research...

New EU project: ENDpoiNTs

17 Sep 2018

Joelle Rüegg, associate professor at the unit of work environment toxicology, IMM has received a grant within Horizon 2020 for the ENDPoiNT project including 16 partners within Europe, USA and Australia. ENDpoiNTs (Novel Testing Strategies for Endocrine Disruptors in the Context of Developmental...

New thesis on improving surgical therapy for oesophageal cancer

12 Sep 2018

Sheraz Markar from the group Upper GI Surgery will defend his thesis "Improving surgical therapy for oesophageal cancer" on September 14, 2018. Main Supervisor is Jesper Lagergren. What's the main focus of your thesis? – My thesis is trying to utilise large national datasets to identify areas of...
Cancer and OncologyUpper GI research

New thesis on morbidity and mortality after surgical aortic valve replacement

11 Sep 2018

Natalie Glaser from the group Thoracic Surgery will defend her thesis "Prosthetic aortic heart valves" on September 14, 2018. Main Supervisor is Ulrik Sartipy. What's the main focus of your thesis? The main focus of my thesis is morbidity and mortality after surgical aortic valve replacement with...

Last day of registration for Stockholm Public Health Lecture: 'Can Governments implement fair health?'

11 Sep 2018

There are still seats available for the Stockholm Public Health Lecture that will be held on 18 September at Campus Solna. Last day to register is today on Tuesday 11 September. The lectures in the seminar series focuses on key topics in the area of public health with a popular scientific approach...
Public Health

On the agenda: Ethics in global surgery

10 Sep 2018

The two-day Global Surgery Conference on October 4-5 in Stockholm combines several aspects in the field of global surgery. You will be able to meet and interact with professionals within surgery and anaesthesia from all over the world. This event is all about having a diverse group of clinicians,...
ConferenceEthicsGlobal HealthSurgery

Dissertation 18 Sep 2018: Bojing Liu

10 Sep 2018

On Tuesday Sep 18, Bojing Liu will defend her thesis " Parkinson’s disease etiology : beyond the brain and late adulthood ". Her opponent will be Associate Professor Per Borghammer from the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University. Bojing's supervisors are Karin Wirdefeldt, Honglei Chen...
EpidemiologyParkinson's disease

Welcome back Alfred Nyeko - AV-technician at the NVS central management

10 Sep 2018

What’s your assignment at NVS? I‘m will work as an AV technician and will support with technology for NVS employees. What do you look forward to working here? To help improve education and research through the digital technical work platform. What’s your previous experience from work life and...
Administration

New thesis on skeletal dysplasias

06 Sep 2018

Anna Hammarsjö from the group Rare Diseases will defend her thesis "Expanding the genetic and phenotypic spectrum of skeletal dysplasias" on September 7, 2018. Main Supervisor is Giedre Grigelioniene. What's the main focus of your thesis? This thesis focuses on gene discovery, studies of previously...
Genetik

Håkan Eriksson receive the Grand Silver Medal 2018

05 Sep 2018

Professor emeritus Håkan Eriksson is awarded the medal for his exceptional contributions to KI and to Swedish medical research. Håkan Eriksson is distinguished by a strong and innovative research career within reproduction biology, but also his extensive contributions to KI and to Swedish research...

Caesarean delivery, preterm birth and risk of food allergy - new article in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

05 Sep 2018

In a paper published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers from Örebro University and Karolinska Institutet observe a link between perinatal factors and the risk of food allergy in children. The researchers linked the Medical Birth Register and the Patient Register...
AllergyEpidemiology

Welcome Martin Lindström - new AV-technician at the NVS central management

03 Sep 2018

What’s your assignment at NVS? I‘m an AV technician and will support with technology for teachers / lecturers to facilitate the teaching and make it run as smooth as possible. I will also support the new teaching platform ”Canvas” What do you look forward to working here? New challenges and...
Administration

Are you interested in teaching material in "Physical Examination and History Taking"?

03 Sep 2018

Karolinska Institutet and EdX have developed a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) with the aim to train medical students and other professionals in the health care sector how to apply the correct examination techniques covering examination of heart, lung, abdomen, the neurological system and...

Procome partner in an Erasmus educational program for implementational science

31 Aug 2018

Two departments at KI are partners in an educational development project recently funded by the Erasmus+, Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education.

Research group Procome receives research funding from FORTE

31 Aug 2018

The research group Procome receives research funding from FORTE for a three year project investigating how evidence-based interventions can give the best value for service users.

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...

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