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Experimental Research Departments

Among the 22 departments at Karolinska Institutet there are 10 focused on experimental research.

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Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

We conduct research on molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

We conduct research on developmental and stem cell biology, cell biology, infectious diseases, and cancer.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

We conduct research on pharmacology, physiology, anesthesiology and intensive care.

Department of Laboratory Medicine

We conduct research on cell and tissue biology, physiology, genomics, immune and gene therapy, immunology, infection, metabolism, pathology, and on transfusion and transplantation.

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

We conduct research on protein chemistry, redox biochemistry, metabolism, lipid research, inflammation research, structural biochemistry, molecular biochemistry, tissue biology, and developmental biology.

Institute of Environmental Medicine

We conduct research on the work environment, biochemical and molecular toxicology, allergies and asthma, the lungs and airways, and immunology.

Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology

We conduct research on tumour biology, cell biology and immunology.

Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

We conduct research on cancer genetics, type 2 diabetes, neuroendocrinology, integrative physiology, congenital endocrine and metabolic disorders, neurogenetics, signal transduction, as well as growth and metabolism.

Department of Neuroscience

We conduct research on the nerve cells development, genetics, networks, biology and pathology, cognitive neuroscience and nanoscience.

Department of Oncology-Pathology

We conduct research on the medical radiation physics, forensic medicine, tumour biology and immunology, and immunotherapy against cancer.