KIRCNET Scientific Meeting Grants 2022-2023 (for both online and onsite meetings and conferences)


KIRCNET hereby invites applications from PhD students, post-doc researchers and junior PI and faculty for the reimbursement of conference-related costs to attend either online or onsite scientific meetings in Cardiovascular and Respiratory fields.



Applications are invited from registered doctoral students admitted at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Postdoc researchers and junior PIs working at KI. Priority is given to those whose abstracts have been accepted for oral presentation or Poster.


Other conditions apply:

The meeting the applicant is attending must be related to Cardiovascular and Respiratory research fields.


Only one application per person and application period may be registered.


The meeting should take place before the end of April 2023.



Maximum amount of 6,000 SEK conference-related fee per applicant can be reimbursed.



The application needs be sent to Please indicate in the subject “KIRCNET grant”. In the email, please indicate (1) your current position at KI, (2) the time and the name of the meeting, and (3) your role at the scientific meeting. (4) A copy of the abstract, (5) the decision on the abstract, and (6) the payment for the registration fee should be attached to the application. (7) Details for the reimbursement, which needs to be a KI account. The receiver needs to follow the KI regulations regarding travels, and register the costs in the PA web/Primula.




Applications will be evaluated continuously. Decisions regarding Scientific Meeting Grants will be taken by the Committee of KIRCNET. The next announcement will be made in November of 2022 and March of 2023.



For questions regarding this call please e-mail:





The KIRCNET Scientific Grant Awardees:

(evaluated in 2022-6)


Ayse-Gül Öztürk PhD student, Cardiology MedS

Abstract title: Long-term survival in patients with univentricular heart: a nationwide, register-based cohort study

Accepted by ESC2022


Tong Jiao PhD student, Cardiology MedS

Abstract title: Erythrocytes from patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction induce cardioprotection via the purinergic P2Y13 receptor and nitric oxide signalling

Accepted by ESC2022


John Tengbom PhD student, Cardiology MedS

Abstract title: Red blood cells induce endothelial dysfunction in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and elevated C-reactive protein

Accepted by ESC2022


Julia Sánchez Ceinos Postdoc, Cardiology MedS

Abstract#1 title: Endothelial-specific deletion of methyltransferase Set7 protects mice from obesity-induced endothelial dysfunction


Abstract#2 title: Adverse epigenetic signatures driven by histone methyltransferase EZH2 contribute to hyperglycaemia-induced endothelial dysfunction

Accepted by ESC2022


Aida Collado Sáchez Postdoc, Cardiology MedS

Abstract title: Overexpression of miR-210 ameliorates endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetic mice

Accepted by ESC2022




(evaluated in 2022-8)

Moa Simonsson PhD student, Karolinska University Hospital

Abstract title: Association of ischemic and bleeding events with mortality in patients with a recent acute myocardial infarction

Accepted by ESC2022


Lucas Carvalho Post-doc, Physiology and Pharmacology KI

Abstract title: Long-term inorganic nitrate consumption: Effects on cancer incidence and aging

Accepted by VIII workshop on Nitric Oxide and Cancer. Special focus: Metabolism and Aging


Shuai Yuan PhD student, Institute of Environmental Medicine KI

Abstract title: Selenium concentration and cardiovascular disease risk: Mendelian randomization study

Accepted by ESC2022


Sofia Cederström PhD student, Danderyd hospital, KI

Abstract title: Selenium concentration and cardiovascular disease risk: Mendelian randomization study

Accepted by ESC2022


Jannike Nickander MD, PhD PI/post doc, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, KI

Abstract title: Changes in CMR diagnosis between acute CMR and 6-month follow-up CMR in patients with myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries

Accepted by ESC2022