Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine
Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine is established to further accelerate research in stem cell biology, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and regenerative medicine at KI.
MWLC Seed Grant Programme - Call for Proposal
We are now announcing our 2023 Seed Grant Programme for KI researchers to promote new research collaborations within stem cell differentiation, reprogramming and biomanufacturing toward translational application. Five proposals will be funded with a budget of SEK 1,000,000 per year for a maximum period of three years. Application deadline is 21 April 2023.
Sijie Chen’s new publication in Science Advances
Sijie Chen Lab has developed a new fluorescent mechanosensitive probe. This probe simultaneously labeled the plasma membrane and mitochondria of the living HeLa cells. By fluorescence lifetime imaging, membrane tension changes in both organelles under different conditions can be visualized. This expands the research tool available for mechanobiological studies.
Ning Xu Landén has been awarded research grants by the LEO foundation
Ning Xu Landén has been granted DKK 4.2 million by the LEO foundation for research on wound healing. Ning Xu and her team seeks to identify the “master” regulators of inflammation-to-proliferation transition in order to improve and accelerate wound healing and thus minimize the risk of development of chronic wounds.
Francois Lallemend has been awarded project grants by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW)
Francois Lallemend has been awarded SEK 32 million over five years for his project about proprioceptive control of motor action sequences. His project is one of the four research projects coordinated from Karolinska Institutet which have been awarded project grants by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW).
Fredrik Lanner and Simon Elsässer's new publication in Nature Cell Biology
Fredrik Lanner and Simon Elsässer joined forces to identify the function of Polycomb Repressor Complex 2 (PRC2) as an epigenetic barrier in maintaining the separation of embryonic and extraembryonic lineages. In this study, the two laboratories elucidate how distinct cell types are established during early human development, which increase our understanding of human development and early pregnancy, and provide an avenue to study disease condition in cellular models.
Gonçalo Castelo-Branco's new publication in Developmental Cell
A team led by Gonçalo Castelo-Branco with researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University found that oligodendrocytes, a cell type in the central nervous system known to be targeted in multiple sclerosis (MS), arise in brain during human development much earlier than mainly thought. The findings could be relevant for developing regenerative-based therapies for MS.
Gonçalo Castelo-Branco’s new publication in Science
Researchers at Yale University, in collaboration with the team led by Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, have developed a new technology, spatial-CUT&Tag, that gives precise information about the location of activated and inactivated genes in a specific tissue. The technology has a broad range of scientific and medical applications, and can provide important knowledge about the development of disease.
Inauguration of MWLC
On 7 October 2016, MWLC was inaugurated in Hong Kong Science Park. The officiating party included representatives of the Chinese and Hong Kong SAR governments, the Consul General of Sweden in Hong Kong and Macao, senior management of KI and Steering Group and management team of MWLC.
Visit of HRH Prince Carl Philip
HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden visited MWLC on 7 December as part of an official visit to Hong Kong. Our scientists showed the Prince and the Consul General Helena Storm to our lab facilities and experiments.
Visit of the President and Chair of the Board
President Ole Petter Ottersen and Chair of the Board of Karolinska Institutet Mikael Odenberg met with MWLC staff for the very first time on 19 December 2018. Our PIs presented ongoing research and demonstrated some of the techniques used in the lab.
Shaping the future of MWLC
MWLC together with the Consulate General of Sweden organized the reception "Moving forward together: Shaping the future of Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine" for representatives from the academia, industry and governmental bodies to learn more about MWLC and our ongoing activities.
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