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Development of a novel technology to generate maps of interaction between RNA and genomic DNA reveals that different classes of transcripts play a significant role in chromatin organization and regulation of gene expression. The results are published in Nature Communications by an international collaboration lead by researchers at RIKEN in Japan and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Marie Tyrrell, PhD-student at the Division of Neurogeriatrics. On March 6, 2020 you will defend your thesis:
”VOICES TO REMEMBER: Persons’ and family members’ experiences of living with neurocognitive disorders and related symptoms”,
What's the main focus of the thesis?
Hi Rita Fernholm, PhD-student at the Division of Family Medicine and Primary care. On March 9 you will defend your thesis ”Patient safety in primary and emergency care”, what's the main focus of the thesis?
A new network project will ensure that children’s medicines are tested at the same rate as medicines for adults. Estelle Naumburg is an associate professor and paediatric cardiologist hired by Karolinska Institutet for the project Connect4Children.
Blasting of work tunnels for Stockholm metro’s new yellow line starts in April. This work is taking place under and around Karolinska Institutet in Solna. Blasting noise and vibrations may affect you.
International collaboration, lively debates and going above and beyond legal requirements—those were some examples of how Karolinska Institutet may work proactively with ethics discussed in the Ethics Council’s latest seminar. The event also featured a lecture by Justice Thomas Bull who voiced support for organizational cultures that encourage constructive criticism of their own operations.
Dr Franz Matschinsky, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia receives the 2020 Rolf Luft Award for the discovery that glucokinase (GK) is the sensor controlling glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in the pancreatic beta cell.
Scheduled maintenance work for IDAC on February 20, 2020 between 17:00 and 20:00 will take place.
During this day, it will be possible to search for employees / students and use the "Reset password" service in the IDAC portal. Please, we do not ask you to use the remaining services in the IDAC portal between 12:00 and 20:00
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have carried out the first randomised trial of civilians with acute conflict-related wounds at two hospitals in areas affected by armed conflict. The study, which is published in The Lancet Global Health, shows that a new, more costly method of wound treatment is not more effective than standard treatment. The researchers hope to inspire new research projects in conflict zones that could improve the care for these vulnerable patients.
Babies regularly treated with bath oil and skin cream are no more protected from developing atopic eczema than other babies, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Oslo in Norway. Early complementary introduction of certain foods to breastfeeding also failed to reduce the presence of atopic eczema during the first 12 months. The findings are published in The Lancet.
The University Board has decided to appoint Anders Gustafsson Vice President of KI. Anders Gustafsson is professor of periodontology and former academic Vice President for research. He was made acting Vice President in 2019 and will be taking up the office of permanent Vice President with immediate effect.
The financial burden on health systems would drastically increase if new European expert guidelines for cholesterol-lowering treatment were implemented, according to a new simulation study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in the European Heart Journal. The findings highlight an urgent need for cost-effectiveness analysis given the current cost of the proposed treatment for very high-risk patients, the researchers say.
An extensive workshop has been held to further the vision of creating a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. Karolinska Institutet is driving the development together with Makerere University in Uganda, with focus on non-communicable diseases and other high burden diseases.
In the Infrafrontier2020 specialised phenotyping program, Infrafrontier partner institutions offer the indepth characterisation of mouse mutants for interested biomedical researchers all around the globe. The call is free of charge for the user, concerning scientific service and expertise.
Tips from Grants Office about current calls
Children conceived with assisted reproductive techniques have a somewhat higher mortality risk during their first weeks of life than children conceived naturally, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. The researchers link the increased risk to a higher degree of premature births in IVF-conceived children. The risk of infant mortality is still very small for both groups and after 1 year of age there is no difference.
Windows 10 computers with an older version of the operating system will from February 24 be prompted to update. The update can take up to two hours. Installed programs will not be affected by the update.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Milan in Italy have identified a gene in human neurons that protects against the degeneration of motor neurons in the deadly diseases ALS and SMA. Gene therapy in animal models of these diseases was shown to protect against cell death and increase life expectancy. The study is published in the eminent journal Acta Neuropathologica.
New opportunity to get liquid nitrogen safety training for Biomedicum staff will be offered on 3 March 2020, starting at 09:00.
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Örebro University and Aarhus University, Denmark, have published the largest study to date on the risk of colorectal cancer in Crohn's disease. The article is published in the journal The Lancet Gastroenterology Hepatology.
The Public Health Agency ("Folkhälsomyndigheten") is rebuilding its premises, which may affect those who work and study in Widerströmska. The renovation, which will be carried out in different stages, will start on 17 February 2020, and is expected to last until January 2021.
As Karolinska Institutet is making changes to it's Microsoft licence certain extra functions may be enabled or disabled.

In regards to "Audio Conferencing", this means that you can no longer phone in to a confrence call. Using your Teams or Skype for Business app you can participate us usual.

Should you have any more questions regarding this, please contact:
Rates of people dying from chronic kidney disease are expected to increase in the coming years unless more countries invest in preventative measures and early treatment. That is the conclusion of a global systematic analysis by the international research consortium Global Burden of Disease, published today in the scientific journal The Lancet. The study was led in part by Professor Johan Ärnlöv at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Starting January 1, 2020, Håkan Andersson is the new director of undergraduate education (grundutbildningsansvarig, GUA) at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, with Bernhard Lohkamp as the deputy.
13 Feb 2020
RedCap upgrade
RedCap upgrade will be performed 20/2-20 starting at 19:00
The Arts and Sciences come together through a collaboration between a division of NVS, Aging Research Center, and the Stockholm School of Photography in a project about aging. Public lectures and an exhibition will allow the general public the possibility to access the research, the collaborative process and the students’ photos. The exhibition opens on the 25th of February at Folkuniversitetet.
Evangelia Daskalakis and Hongyan Xia are the new union representatives for Saco-S at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics. The representative for ST is Venus Azhary.
In a new Swedish study, published in the medical journal Neurology, it was found that people with cluster headache have twice as many sick-leave days as people without. The researchers also found that women with cluster headache had twice as many sick-leave days as men with the same disease. That an episodic disease has some effect on working life was expected, but not that the differences were that large.
Alumni from Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at Karolinska Institutet receives Board Certification in Clinical Informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).
The general introduction to doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet is mandatory for all doctoral students at KI and needs to be taken as early as possible during the first year after admission. Your task will be to facilitate the introduction and to be the course leader.
On Monday, February 10, the government presented four collaborative groups that are linked to the government's strategic collaboration program. Karolinska Institutet's president Ole Petter Ottersen is a member of the collaboration group for health and life science.
We are recruiting young adults (age 18-35) for a study of transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation effects (tACS) on mental rotation and arithmetic. Participants will be compensated with 200 kr/hour plus transportation expenses, if applicable.
Professor Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam was elected member of the Academy's Class for medical sciences on 15 January 2020.
Stress-related conditions such as adjustment disorder and clinical burnout can be effectively treated with a 12-week cognitive behavioural programme, both when delivered as a face-to-face treatment and when delivered via the internet, according to a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet.
”Forskar-AT” is a programme for financing research during your AT-training. Both doctoral students at KI and PhDs that perform research at KI may apply.
Today at the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science" we want to pay special attention to all female researchers at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery!
People age in different ways. Biological age is a metric that scientists use to predict health risks, the relevance of which can be enhanced by combining different markers. Particularly important markers are frailty and the epigenetic clock, write researchers from Karolinska Institutet in a study published in eLife.
Tips from Grants Office about current calls.
The IT Office is going to update KI Cloud on Saturday, February 29, 10 am - 3 pm. KI Cloud will be offline during the update and you will not be able to access your files. The update entails a new look of the web interface.
Hi Astrid Grensman, PhD-student at the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care. On February 14 you will defend your thesis “Traditional yoga and clinical burnout: Quality of life and biomarkers before and after treatment”, what is the main focus of the thesis?
Since the beginning of the year, Henrik Engblom holds the position as Professor of Clinical Physiology at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet. He combines his professorship with a position as senior consultant at the Department of Clinical Physiology, Karolinska University Hospital and since 1 February he is research group leader for Clinical Physiology at MMK.
Between February and May 2020, we organize the second round of our seminar series Build skills to impact.
KI Pick up service is now looking for more student representatives who want to work with picking up incoming exchange students from City Terminal (T-Centralen) and escorting them to their accommodation.
Karolinska Institutet has preparedness for research on the novel corona virus and other highly pathogenic organisms.
We are looking for healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 35 to participate in a brain imaging study of personality factors, which will be conducted at Karolinska Institutet.
The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) honors the contributions of distinguished cancer nurses working to reduce the global burden of cancer. Lena Sharp is one of the outstanding individuals to be honored at the upcoming International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2020 in London.
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