Karolinska Institutet Discovers

The purpose of the KI Discovers series is to give insight into the latest scientific achievements across a variety of disciplines at Karolinska Institutet by highlighting new publications and recent international recruitments. The seminar series is funded by the Board of Research and hosted by Junior Faculty, with administrative support of the Communications and Public Relations Office at KI. 

The seminars are held in either Nobel Forum, Campus Solna or Hörsalen Novum, Campus Flemingsberg or Venen, Danderyds sjukhus between 12.00-13.00. Coffee and sandwich is served at 11.30. After the seminar, there is time for discussions. No registration is needed. 

Seminars spring 2018

Wednesday 7 February

Professor Luca Jovine, Department of  Biosciences and Nutrition

Title: " Molecular Sex: How Sperm Binds to the Egg at the Atomic Level "
Structural Basis of Egg Coat-Sperm Recognition at Fertilization, Cell June 2017

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Wednesday 14 February

Assistant Professor Carmen Gerlach, newly recruited to the Department of Medicine, Solna

She will talk about her past findings in the field of CD8 T cell differentiation (single-cell fate mapping & discovery of a novel long-lived memory T cell subset), and outline her future research plan at Karolinska Institutet, where she aims to address further basic questions with regard to the generation, maintenance and function of distinct CD8 T cell subsets, with the ultimate goal to improve vaccines and immunotherapy.

Title: " Heterogeneity within the CD8 T cell response: why we should care about subsets "

The Chemokine Receptor CX3CR1 Defines Three Antigen-Experienced CD8 T Cell Subsets with Distinct Roles in Immune Surveillance and Homeostasis, Immunity December 2016

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Campus Solna

Wednesday 21 February

Assistant Professor Ulrika Marklund, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Title: "Establishment of Neuronal Diversity in the Enteric Nervous System"

Transcription and Signaling Regulators in Developing Neuronal Subtypes of Mouse and Human Enteric Nervous System, Gastroenterology, October 2017

The seminar will be held in Hörsalen Novum, Campus Flemingsberg

Wednesday 7 March

Senior Researcher Igor Adameyko Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Title: "Multipotent peripheral glial cells generate neuroendocrine cells of the adrenal medulla "

Multipotent peripheral glial cells generate neuroendocrine cells of the adrenal medulla, Science July 2017

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Campus Solna


The schedule will be updated soon to include the following dates:

Wednesday 14 March, Campus Flemingsberg

Wednesday 21 March, Nobel Forum, Campus Solna

Wednesday 11 April, Campus Flemingsberg

Wednesday 18 April, Nobel Forum, Campus Solna

Wednesday 25 April, Campus Flemingsberg


Mission statement and archive

Since 2012, the KI Discovers seminars have presented excellent research conducted at this university. The seminar series was founded by Professor Mats Wahlgren, at the time KI’s Pro-Dean of Research. As from 2017, Junior Faculty at KI is hosting the seminar series, with Assistant Professor Kristiina Tammimies currently leading the programme committee. 

View the programmes from previous years

View Junior Faculty's misstion statement for KI Discovers


Programme committee of KI Discovers: ki-discovers@ki.se

Questions? Contact: Kristiina Tammimies Communications and Public Relations Office