News from the departments

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

EU-grant to Yvonne Wengström, Division of Nursing (NVS)

13 Aug 2018

The KI-researcher Professor Yvonne Wengström, Division of Nursing (NVS) is part in the H2020-project ”Preferable” that has successfully been granted in total 40 million Swedish crowns. The project is coordinated by the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), The Netherlands. Wengström’s part in...
Care SciencesGrant

ARHP Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Christina Helging Opava!

02 Aug 2018

Professor Christina Helging Opava at the Division of Physiotherapy (NVS) has received the ARHP Lifetime Achievement Award. The Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), a membership division of the ACR, serves non-physician health professionals who specialize in rheumatology such as...

Oligodendrocytes forget their ancestry in adulthood

02 Aug 2018

The cell type in the brain crucial for the functioning of the nervous system, forget their origins throughout their life, unlike other nerve cells, according to a new study published in Developmental Cell.

PHS researchers receives project grants from ‘Martin Rinds Stiftelse’

31 Jul 2018

The foundation ‘Martin Rinds Stiftelse’ has awarded projects grants to ten researchers at Karolinska Institutet. Four of the research projects are conducted at the Department of Public Health Sciences. The researchers that are awarded research grants at PHS are: Elin Roos who receives 194 000 SEK...

Eurostars - Eureka financing to NVS researchers!

31 Jul 2018

The project "Modeling BRICHOS for Alzheimer's Therapy" was awarded by Eurostars-EUREKA - congratulations! Janne Johansson, Per Nilsson and André Fisahn at the Neuroscience Department (NVS) have, in a joint application with ZoBio BV, the Netherlands received funding from Eurostars-EUREKA for their...

Lena Nilsson-Wikmar awarded the 2018 Pedagogical Prize

23 Jul 2018

Karolinska Institutet’s Pedagogical Prize for 2018 is awarded to Lena Nilsson-Wikmar, professor on physiotherapy specialising in Education at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS). Lena is awarded in recognition of her many years of contribution to excellent educational...

Dogma shift in receptor pharmacology – deeper understanding of Frizzleds as pharmacological targets

19 Jul 2018

Receptor pharmacologists investigate how the body’s own transmitter substances and exogenous drugs affect cellular receptors to mediate and affect bodily functions. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) represent the largest family of cell surface receptors in humans. They are currently the target of...

Nanosafety in Nature Nanotechnology

13 Jul 2018

Bengt Fadeel and Harri Alenius, professors at IMM, have together with colleagues from several other universities and research institutes in Europe, published a review article on new advanced methods for the safety assessment of nanomaterials in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. The article is...

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

Medications that cause dry mouth increase the risk for tooth loss in persons with dementia

06 Jul 2018

Many medications have dry mouth as a side effect and the risk for dry mouth varies greatly with different medications. Saliva is important for talking, chewing, swallowing, and reducing the risk of tooth decay. This is particularly important for persons with dementia, who may have difficulties in...
AgeingDementiaDental CareOdontologyPharmacology

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

A new study on T cells in lymph nodes may hold great significance for the development of HIV vaccines

29 Jun 2018

Marcus Buggert, a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Infectious Medicine, has had his study about identifying HIV-specific T cells in lymph nodes published in Science Immunology. Marcus Buggert is part of the Johan Sandberg group at CIM and has recently returned to KI after completing a...

Andrea Carmine Belin and Caroline Ran co-authors on major study on how genetic variation relates to different brain disorders

28 Jun 2018

Associate Professor Andrea Carmine Belin and Postdoc Caroline Ran from the Department of Neuroscience are two of the co-authors of the major international study "Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain". The study, published in the journal Science on 21 June 2018, focuses...

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

Martin Schalling co-author in major international publication

25 Jun 2018

Professor Martin Schalling from the MMK research group Neurogenetics is one of the co-authors of the study "Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain" that was published in Science June 21. The study focuses on how genetic variation relates to brain disorders. Psychiatric...

AWB will receive supplementary applications that do not adversely affect the animal

20 Jun 2018

From July 15, 2018, there is an updated regulation of L150 (SJVFS 2017: 40, the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s common advice on laboratory animals). New is that the AWB will receive supplementary applicationsthat do not adversely affect the animal. Previously, these have been decided by the...
Animal experiment

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.

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 ceremony to be held at...

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

12 Jun 2018

An international research including MBB researchers, has discovered a mechanism of resistance to cancer therapy, which 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...

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...
Lung cancer

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 ,...

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...

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),...

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...

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...