Infrastructure and resources for research
Karolinska Institutet offers a wide range of service laboratories, competence centres and apparatus in areas such as imaging, biostatistics, biobanking, proteomics and genomics, and has a coherent organiation for animal research. In recent years, our two main campuses in the Stockholm area have expanded rappidly, with new buildings for laboratories, offices and animal facilities. The University Library is the largest medical library in Scandinavia and open to the public.
A wide range of research technologies and services
Karolinska Institutet offers a wide range of core facilities, providing technologies, services and competence to academic research in Sweden. On this page you will find a thematic overview of our core facilities and further links to their homepages.
Login directly to our booking system
For those who know what they are looking for, for example a special facility, research tool or service, it might be easier to login directly to our iLab booking system for core facilities.
To use iLab, you need to have a digital SWAM-ID from a Swedish university, which at Karolinska Institutet equals the KI-ID. It is also possible to register for an account as an external user. Please note that all core facilities at Karolinska Institutet are not available in iLab.
ANA Futura is located on Campus Flemingsberg, south of Stockholm city and is a translationally integrated research environment, equipped for cutting-edge research, where boundaries between departments and disciplines are torn down and researchers collaborate. There is a large selection of core facilities, advanced labs and function rooms.
The research house Bioclinicum at Karolinska University Hospital, Solna is a hub for clinical research and is planned to increase the integration between research, education and medical care. Several of KI's clinical departments have premises in the building that also houses a clinical training center.
Biomedicum gathers a major part of the experimental research on Campus Solna under one roof — in an advanced research environment that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and pioneering results. The house is situated near by Aula Medica and Karolinska University Hospital, with a roofed bridge to the Bioclinicum building.
Neo opened in 2018 and is a building for experimental biomedical research on Campus Flemingsberg. In addition to being a living and creative hub for research, there are also state-of-the-art lecture halls and meeting rooms. Neo and ANA Futura together form Laboratory of the future.
SciLifeLab is a collaboration between multiple Swedish universities with the core mission to provide technologies facilitating the large-scale analysis of biological processes at the molecular level. The Stockholm node of this national research infrastructure was founded in 2010 as a joint effort by KI, KTH and Stockholm University and is situated nearby KI Campus Solna.
Research Support & Services at KI
Research Support is provided by several different divisions and units at KI, in order to support researchers from the first idea to the publishing and impact of their results.
Aula Medica – conference service
University Library (KIB)
New center to strengthen investment in cell, gene and tissue therapies
Karolinska University Hospital's Director Björn Zoëga and Karolinska Institutet's President Annika Östman Wernerson have signed an agreement to establish a joint center for advanced cell, gene and tissue therapies.
What the new biobank act means for you as a researcher
A new Swedish biobank act comes into force on July 1. It is expected to make it easier for researchers to use biobanks – i.e. collections of samples of human and fetal tissue – and to collaborate. Read more on KI News.
Agreement with the digital research infrastructure EBRAINS
KI has joined the European research infrastructure EBRAINS, which offers digital tools and services for research into the brain. The purpose is to give KI's researchers access to state-of-the-art resources and to contribute to the development of the area of neuroscience within the EU.
New grant makes KI's brain-imaging lab NatMEG world-class
The national MEG lab at KI is already the only lab in Sweden with equipment to measure neuronal brain activity in real time across the entire brain. Now, a new sensor-system upgrade to its technical equipment will make the lab an international leader in the field.
SEK 30 million for new centre of excellence at KI
Five researchers at Karolinska Institutet are awarded 30 million Swedish kronor from the Swedish Research Council (VR) to establish a so-called centre of excellence for further development of cell-based cancer treatments. The funds will be distributed over five years, with the potential for another five years of funding after evaluation.
Tomorrow’s CT scanner soon to be introduced in Swedish healthcare
It’s described as a technological advance in computed tomography and the hope is that this imaging technique will eventually become hospital standard. At the end of October, a new type of CT scanner will be unveiled in MedTechLabs, an interdisciplinary centre set up by Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute of Technology, and Region Stockholm.
Strengthened collaboration with Hungary in the field of cancer
Karolinska Institutet has signed a collaborative agreement with the Hungarian National Institute of Oncology, NIO. The planned collaboration will primarily take place within the framework of Karolinska Comprehensive Cancer Centre together with Karolinska University Hospital.
KI participates in the construction of a vaccine network in the EU
KI and Karolinska University Hospital are contributing to a new network (VACCELERATE) for the evaluation and testing of new vaccines. Responsible for KI is Christian Giske and Matti Sällberg at the Department of Laboratory Medicine.
New virtual center for precision medicine
KI and Karolinska University Hospital are establishing a joint virtual center for precision medicine (PMCK) with Professor Anna Wedell as acting director. The purpose is to accelerate the introduction of precision medicine in health care in Stockholm.
New core facility offers world class imaging technique
In the basement of Wargentin House on Solna campus there are several cryo-electron microscopes of the latest models, that can be used by both KI researchers and external customers. Read an interview with Martin Hällberg, director of the new 3D-EM facility.
New Centre of Excellence at KI for treatment of cancer
Karolinska Institutet has been granted funding from Sweden's innovation agency Vinnova to start a new centre of excellence. The centre will focus on developing next-generation immunotherapy based on NK-cells for the treatment of cancer.