News from the departments

Important collaboration between KI and Russian research centre

17 Jun 2018

A Russian delegation from the Almazov National Medical Research Centre visited KI in June. The purpose of the visit was to discuss ongoing and strengthened collaboration. A number of researchers at the Russian research centre have defended their theses at Karolinska Institutet under the supervision...

uMOVE – a new Core Facility!

17 Jun 2018

uMOVE – a biobehavioural health care Centre for hUman MOVEment The uMOVE core facility has received funding from the Strategic Research Area in Health Sciences ( SFO-V ) to build a modern laboratory environment for research within the health care research area. The primary goal of the uMOVE core...
Core facilityPhysiotherapy

Maria Ankarcrona professor of Experimental Neurogeriatrics!

16 Jun 2018

Congratulations Maria Ankarcrona - new professor at NVS! Maria Ankarcrona, Head of division of Neurogeriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), has been appointed Professor of Experimental Neurogeriatrics. Will people understand what you do if I say you are Professor of...
Neurodegenerative diseasesProfessor

Maria Ankarcrona professor of Experimental Neurogeriatrics!

16 Jun 2018

Congratulations Maria Ankarcrona - new professor at NVS! Maria Ankarcrona, Head of division of Neurogeriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), has been appointed Professor of Experimental Neurogeriatrics. Will people understand what you do if I say you are Professor of...
Neurodegenerative diseasesProfessor

Multidisciplinary research and collaboration to end tuberculosis

15 Jun 2018

On 6-7 June 2018, a team from Karolinska Institutet participated in the 18-months review meeting of the Horizon 2020-funded IMPACT TB project. IMPACT TB is about the implementation, evaluation and scale-up of active tuberculosis (TB) case finding and social support interventions in Nepal and Vietnam.
Tuberculosis

Registration is now open for "Function B course", starting August 30

14 Jun 2018

Registration is now open for the course “Design of scientific procedures and projects involving animals (Function B)” organized by the Education and Training Unit at Comparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. This course consist of 8 days split in 7 weeks, starting on August 30 until October 12,...
Animal experiment

Lars Olson awarded the medal "8:e storleken i Serafimerordens band" from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf

12 Jun 2018

Lars Olson, Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, has been awarded the medal "8:e storleken i Serafimerordens band" from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf for his outstanding research efforts in neurobiology. He will receive the medal at a prize cermony to be held at...

Detection of cancer therapy resistance mechanism can help to fight resistant tumours

12 Jun 2018

An international research including researchers from Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, has discovered a mechanism of resistance to cancer therapy. The findings help to understand the self-repair of cancer cells after therapy and thus how to fight resistant tumours more efficiently.
Cancer and OncologyCancer geneticsTumour Biology

International Symposium "Multimorbidity research at the cross-roads"

11 Jun 2018

International researchers, physicians and health services and health policy decision makers met at the Alfred Nobel Forum in Stockholm, on 21st May, 2018. Outstanding keynote speakers from Europe and the U.S.A., such as Mary Tinetti, Martin Roland, Luigi Ferrucci, Stewart Mercer, Cynthia Boyd, Jose...
Chronic Diseases

New thesis on molecular regulation of skeletal muscle development and metabolism following exercise training or in disease conditions

11 Jun 2018

Rasmus Sjögren from the research group Integrative Physiology will defend his thesis "Regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism and development by small, non-coding RNAs : implications for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus" on June 13, 2018. Main supervisor is Juleen R. Zierath. What's...

Five new Masters in odontology, odontological prophylaxis and dental technology

08 Jun 2018

The Department of Dental Medicine continues to develop clinical scholars through advanced research education in dentistry, dental hygiene and dental technology. Recently, five candidates successfully defended their thesis and passed the examination. We would like to congratulate the following...
Dental HygieneMaster programmeOdontology

MMC at Nordic Implementation Conference

07 Jun 2018

The conference gathered implementation researchers from all over the world to discuss how we can build bridges between policy, research and practice.

Summer holiday at the LAS Edu Unit (July 2-Aug 13)

05 Jun 2018

From July 2 up to August 13 there is NO practical training and assessment, or administration of course applications and certificates in lab animal science. Have a nice and relaxing summer!
Animal experimentCourse

Inefficient fat metabolism a possible cause of overweight

04 Jun 2018

SRP Diabetes researchers led by professor Mikael Rydén have, in a new study published in Cell Metabolism, showed that protracted weight gain can, in some cases, be attributed to a reduced ability to metabolise fat. Sensitive individuals might need more intensive lifestyle changes if they are to...
DiabetesMetabolism

Daniel C. Andersson recipient of the Harald and Greta Jeansson Foundation Research Award 2018

31 May 2018

Daniel C. Andersson, researcher at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and clinical cardiologist at Karolinska University Hospital, has been awarded the ‘Harald and Greta Jeansson Foundation Research Award 2018’.

New thesis on pulmonary resection for malignant tumors

31 May 2018

Mamdoh Al-Ameri from the research group Thoracic Surgery will defend his thesis "Pulmonary resection for malignant tumors" on June 8, 2018. Main Supervisor is Ulrik Sartipy. What is the main focus of your thesis? My thesis is about pulmonary resection for malignant tumors. Lung cancer and...

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

Per-Olof Berggren elected member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology

31 May 2018

Per-Olof Berggren, Professor of Experimental Endocrinology and Research Group Leader of the group Signal Transduction at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery has been elected member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, KAST. The Korean Academy of Science and Technology ,...
Award

Joint symposium for further collaboration with Ninth People’s Hospital and Jiaotong University School of Medicine in Shanghai

31 May 2018

A Shanghai delegation led by Professor Steve GF Shen, dean at Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital and Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine visited KI Department of Dental Medicine 29 May. A joint symposium took place in the morning 29 May for Shanghai delegates and KI researchers to present...
CollaborationInternationalOdontology

Licentiate thesis 19 June 2018: Favelle Lamb

29 May 2018

On Tuesday June 19, Favelle Lamb will defend her licentiate thesis " Vaccine safety, vaccine effectiveness and other determinants for successful immunisation programmes ". The examination board is made up by Associate Professor Sofia Carlsson from the Institute of Environmental Medicine (KI),...
EpidemiologyVaccine

Dissertation 15 June 2018: Xu Chen

29 May 2018

On Friday June 15, Xu Chen will defend his thesis " Genetic epidemiology of cardiometabolic biomarkers : twin studies in the genomic era ". His opponent will be Dr Kerrin Small from the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London. Xu's supervisors are Patrik...
EpidemiologyGeneticsTwin research

Dissertation 8 June 2018: Fredrik Strand

28 May 2018

On Friday June 8, Fredrik Strand will defend his thesis " Determinants of interval cancer and tumor size among breast cancer screening participants ". Opponent is Professor Emily Conant from the Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Fredrik's supervisors are Kamila Czene,...
Breast cancerEpidemiology

Yenan Bryceson recently awarded the 2018 Göran Gustafsson prize

23 May 2018

Yenan Bryceson was recently awarded the 2018 Göran Gustafsson prize for medicine. The prize consists of a research grant of SEK 4.5 million plus a personal prize of SEK 250,000. Nominations are received from Sweden’s universities and institutes of advanced studies and managed by the Royal Swedish...

Elisabete Weiderpass elected new director of IARC

22 May 2018

Professor Elisabete Weiderpass has been elected new director of IARC, one of the most prestigious positions in the international cancer field. IARC announced that Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass was elected new director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the Cancer Research...

New disease mechanism in chronic smokers discovered

21 May 2018

A new study led by researchers from Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet shows that an immune signalling protein called IL-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease. This involvement reveals disease mechanisms of interest for developing more effective therapy for...

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

Updated publication list

16 May 2018

IMM's list of current publications is updated.

MMC study on adaptations and adherence

15 May 2018

MMC's recent study describes how researchers responsible for replicating interventions face colliding ideals when trying to protect the internal validity of an intervention while considering adaptations to ensure that the intervention fits into the context.
Implementation research

Luca Jovine elected EMBO member

15 May 2018

Professor Luca Jovine has been elected one of totally 62 new members of EMBO 2018. He is the only researcher in a Swedish University to be elected this year. EMBO, the European Molecular Biology Organization, is a highly regarded European organization supporting talented researchers in the life...

Dissertation 1 June 2018: Frida E. Lundberg

08 May 2018

On Friday June 1, Frida Lundberg will defend her thesis " Impact of infertility and assisted reproductive technology on cancer risk ". Dr Louise M. Stewart from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Australia, will act as her opponent. Frida's supervisors are Anastasia Iliadou Nyman,...
EpidemiologyReproductive Medicine

Julian Walfridsson is new contact person for biosafety issues at MedH

08 May 2018

Laboratory biosafety means the protection of people and environment from exposure to contagious biological material generated in the laboratory. Laboratory biosafety is part of the laboratory safety work. Issues regarding laboratory biosafety can be put to the department's contact person for...

Dissertation 25 May 2018: Kathleen Bokenberger

07 May 2018

On Friday May 25, Kathleen Bokenberger will defend her thesis " The role of sleep and shift work in dementia and cognitive aging: an epidemiological approach ". Professor Carol Brayne from Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge will be her opponent. Kathleen's supervisors are...
DementiaEpidemiology

Eva Hellström- Lindberg is awarded Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2018 for her research on MDS

07 May 2018

Eva Hellström-Lindberg was recently made a Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2018. She has received SEK 15 million for a five-year period to continue her research into myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a form of blood cancer. Eva Hellström-Lindberg is chief physician and Professor at the Department of...
HematologyPrize

New criteria document on skin exposure to chemicals

05 May 2018

The Nordic Expert Group (NEG) has compiled an overview of skin exposure to chemicals in the work environment. The document deals with skin exposure assessment, skin sensitisation and prevention by exposure reduction. Authors are Anneli Julander, Anders Boman, Gunnar Johanson och Carola Lidén, all...

Dissertation 18 May 2018: Gustaf Rejnö

04 May 2018

On Friday May 18, Gustaf Rejnö will defend his thesis " Asthma, anxiety and depression in pregnancy: the impact on pregnancy, delivery and perinatal outcomes ". His opponent is Professor Deborah Jarvis from Department of Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health at the Imperial College London...
AsthmaEpidemiology

Weekday for operation does not affect survival from lung cancer

04 May 2018

The day of the week on which a patient has a lung cancer operation has no significance for their survival. This has been demonstrated by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in a new study published in the journal Chest. The team of researchers wanted to find out if the day of the week on which a...

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

Year light laureate professor Sven Bolte from KIND

02 May 2018

Traditionally, Riksförbundet Attention will award a prize for "Best Lighting" on NPF forum. The prize aims to highlight the people who made the admirable and significant contributions in the NPF area and for our audiences. This year's light laureates Sven Bölte , head of KIND . Attentions Board are...
Neuropsychiatry

Year light laureate professor Sven Bolte from KIND

02 May 2018

Traditionally, Riksförbundet Attention will award a prize for "Best Lighting" on NPF forum. The prize aims to highlight the people who made the admirable and significant contributions in the NPF area and for our audiences. This year's light laureates Sven Bölte , head of KIND . Attentions Board are...
Neuropsychiatry

Award to IMM researcher

27 Apr 2018

At the annual meeting of the Swedish Society for Allergology (SFFA) Mikael Adner, Associate Professor at the Unit of Experimental Asthma and Allergy Research was awarded the large SFFA stipend worth 100 000 SEK for his research on "Identifying new mechanisms that cause airway contraction in asthma...

Seminar held to launch a new Centre for Tuberculosis Research at KI

27 Apr 2018

On the 23rd of March, a new Centre for Tuberculosis Research was initiated at Karolinska Institutet with a full-day seminar.
CentreTuberculosis

Obituary of Seymour H. Levitt

26 Apr 2018

Seymour H. Levitt, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, died on September 30, 2017, 89 years old. Doctor Levitt was born in Chicago, spent his youth in Denver, Colorado and received his medical degree at the University of Colorado in 1954. Doctor Levitt specialized in radiation therapy and...
Cancer and OncologyRadiation Biophysics

New study on using phone application to increase physical activity for people with mobility disabilities

Updated

25 Apr 2018

Daniel Berglind, member with the PRIME Health research group, is leading a new study on health outcomes for people with mobility disabilities to test the efficacy of delivering an app-based eHealth program.
Public Health

DNA damage can induce mutations in RNA leading to impaired function of tumor suppressor proteins

19 Apr 2018

A study by researchers at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, New York University and University of Manchester published in PNAS shows that presence of DNA damage on the transcribed strand of a gene can induce transcription errors and subsequent production of protein with altered functions...

Novo Nordisk Foundation Grant of nearly 7 million SEK to Anna Wredenberg

17 Apr 2018

Anna Wredenberg at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics receives the grant for her project “Mitochondrial dysfunction – a means to understanding genetic and metabolic responses in health and disease”. Anna Wredenberg is one of four researchers being funded in 2018...
Grant

Roundtable discussion on the future of health care science on 7 May

16 Apr 2018

Strategic Research Area Health Care Science (SFO-V) has invited the vice chancellor, deans and health care science researchers at KI, as well as health care providers and politicians to discuss a sustainable strategy for continued world class health care sciences research enabling high quality...

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...

Dissertation 27 April 2018: Yiqiang Zhan

13 Apr 2018

On Friday April 27, Yiqiang Zhan will defend his thesis " A short story of the long telomere: evidence in aging epidemiology ". His opponent will be Reader Tom Gaunt from MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol. Yiqiang's supervisors are Sara Hägg, Nancy Pedersen and Chandra...
AgeingEpidemiology

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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