Published: 11-11-2022 14:23 | Updated: 11-11-2022 14:32

Network to support KI research at Max IV and ESS

A new network at Karolinska Institutet will support researchers who are using – or want to use – xrays and neutrons in medical research. This initiative is connected to the MAX IV and ESS facilities in Lund and is supported by the Infrastructure Council at KI.

MAX IV is a national research infrastructure and the brightest synchrotron light source worldwide. The facility was completed in 2016 with Lund University as the host organisation. ESS (European Spallation Source) is a multi-disciplinary research facility based on the world's most powerful neutron source and opens for research in 2028. ESS is run by a European consortium with Sweden and Denmark as host countries.

Hanna Barriga is the coordinator of the new network. Photo: Johannes Frandsén

The purpose of the recently formed Xrays and Neutrons for Biomedical Applications Network is to help KI's researchers to benefit from equipment, techniques and services at MAX IV and ESS respectively. In addition to an email list and newsletter, a seminar series is planned (see fact sheet below).

In early summer next year, Karolinska Institutet will also be a co-organiser of the annual Swedish Neutron Week event.

“These facilities offer fantastic opportunities for research groups across disciplines, including therapeutics, food, structural biology, nanotechnology, chemistry, and materials science”, says Hanna Barriga, researcher at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, who will coordinate the network. “Through our internal network at KI, we can exchange experiences and support each other so that we make full use of these state-of-the-art infrastructures.”

Don’t miss…

… the seminar ‘Lipid nanoparticles for mRNA delivery: Using neutron scattering for successful redesign’ on December 12, 2022. Speaker: Dr. Marianna Yanez Arteta from AstraZeneca in Gothenburg.

Find out more in the KI Calendar


Hanna Barriga Research Specialist