About the doctoral programme in metabolism and endocrinology

The program for doctoral education in metabolism and endocrinology (MetEndo) provides a curriculum of comprehensive study of metabolic and endocrine diseases.

There is a growing need for research scientists to acquire basic fundamental knowledge of physiology and metabolism in order to:

  • interpret the molecular information in the study of endocrine disorders
  • integrate knowledge from several disciplines to functionally characterize novel and known genes
  • assess their clinical relevance in human disease

Karolinska Institutet has a tradition of scientific excellence in metabolism and endocrinology, enhanced through the use of in vivo and in vitro methodology approaches at the whole body, cellular and molecular level.Photo by Marcus Erixson

The doctoral program in Metabolism and Endocrinology is aimed at preparing doctoral students at Karolinska Institutet with foundational knowledge for solving complex metabolic problems associated with endocrine disorders. The program offers theoretical and methodological courses instructed by the world's leading Swedish and foreign scientists.

A unique feature of this curriculum is the inclusion of different laboratory courses to introduce current and established clinical, cellular and molecular technology available to solve problems in metabolism and endocrinology. The course curriculum, which consists of 13 courses of 1.5-3 points, is primarily intended for doctoral students at Swedish Universities, although postdoctoral fellows and senior scientists are welcome to attend.


Programme coordinator

Jurga Laurencikiene

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 834 65
E-mail: Jurga.Laurencikiene@ki.se

Programme coordinator

Marie Björnholm

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 875 12
E-mail: Marie.Bjornholm@ki.se

Head of programme

Ulrika Widegren

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 47
E-mail: Ulrika.Widegren@ki.se

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