Latest grants and publications
New study questions the role of supercomplexes in metabolism and disease
A new study published in Cell Metabolism by the research group of Professor Nils-Göran Larsson, at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, shows that so-called supercomplexes have no major role in cellular energy production and that altered levels therefore are unlikely to affect physiology and disease.
Young researcher from Karolinska Institutet meets Nobel laureates in Germany
Jelena Misic, PhD in Nils-Göran Larsson Group at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet, has been selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in June 2023. Jelena studies different aspects of mitochondrial gene expression in mammals.
Grants to Roberta Filograna and Nils-Göran Larsson
Professor Nils-Göran Larsson receives a Novo Nordisk Foundation Project Grant of DKK 3 million. Roberta Filograna receives a grant from the Åhlén foundation.
Neurons protect themselves from degeneration by adapting their metabolism
A recent study in Science Advances by the group, in cooperation with Max Planck Institute, shows that neurons can counteract degeneration and promote survival by adapting their metabolism. It challenges the long-standing view that neurons cannot adjust their metabolism and therefore irreversibly degenerate. These findings may contribute to developing therapeutic approaches for patients with mitochondrial diseases and other types of neurodegeneration, such as Parkinson’s Disease.
Outreach and funding
"He wants to boost powerless cells' energy level"
Funding agency Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) about Nils-Göran's research.
"Nobel Prize in Medicine - about the recycling centres in our cells"
Nils-Göran comments the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 in Swedish radio.