Medical Inflammation Research
Our research group, led by Rikard Holmdahl, aims to understand the basic pathogenic mechanisms behind autoimmune diseases and cancer. We try to identify and functionally analyse the genes that control autoimmune diseases, primarily by using animal models in which it is possible to identify genetic causes of complex diseases.
With this knowledge we develop new diagnostics and vaccines for the treatment of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and aim to improve immunotherapy in cancer.
Our division is located within Biomedicum, a research building that houses a large part of the experimental research conducted at Karolinska Institutet. The building opened its doors in 2018 and promotes collaboration and research across scientific boundaries.