Published: 01-03-2018 13:34 | Updated: 01-03-2018 14:04

Get to know Amanda - new Research coordinator for CIMED

Amanda Klein started as a Research coordinator for CIMED in February. She will work near the Board and will be responsible for announcement, advertising and compilation of research support.

What will be your main work as Research Coordinator for CIMED?

– Together with the Director, Annika Bergquist, and the Board we will work to promote cooperation between clinical and preclinical research at Campus Flemingsberg. The purpose is to shorten the time between research and implementation in healthcare for the benefit of the patient. I will be responsible for the announcement, advertising and compilation of research support, budget planning and follow-up, contracting with CIMED researchers, coordinating seminar series and being a web editor for CIMED's website. Based on CIMED's new focus on translational and clinical research, we will try to find new ways to increase collaboration between preclinical and clinical researchers, says Amanda Klein.

What did you do before you started working at CIMED?

– I did my PhD on fat cell biology at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge. Since then I have worked as a postdoc with molecular mechanisms controlling muscle physiology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in Solna.

Can you tell us a little about your background?

– I was born in Turku, Finland, studied molecular biology in Lund and have lived in Stockholm since 2005.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

– In addition to spending time with my family, I try to practice running training and going to concerts (mostly indie). I also like to travel and in recent years there have been some trips to friends in United States but Greece is also a favorite destination. I also love to holiday in Gotland and in the archipelago of Turku - where we have a cabin.

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