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With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and a healthcare sector under increasing strain, healthcare personnel can find themselves facing difficult situations and moral challenges. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University have recently published a paper in the journal Prehospital and Disaster Medicine precising what is known about moral distress, its risk and protection factors and likely implications. They also present suggestions about how the adverse effects can be mitigated.
Land allocation competition for housing at Hälsovägen
Introductory course on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (7.5 ECTS credits), given by Uppsala University, is now open for applications.
Hi LIME and hope you are well! Since many of us are working from home these days, it might be even more important to remember taking short active breaks during your workday. Here are a few tips and inspiration to get you through these rather awkward times.
Staffing plan for key personnel and critical functions at the Department of Neuroscience.
Scheduled maintenance work for IDAC on March 26, 2020 between 17:00 and 19:00 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 19:00
In times of crisis, it is of the utmost importance that everyone takes responsibility and avoids spreading incorrect and misleading information. We therefore recommend everyone to take KI's quick course online in information security.
Avectas and Vycellix Announce Collaboration to Advance Next-Generation Solutions for the Optimized Manufacture of Cell & Gene Therapies. NextGenNK catalyzed interaction among its industrial partners to advance NK cell-based immunotherapies
Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls
We will arrange zoom-meeting for doctoral students once a week. This will be a chance for us to chat, ask questions, or simply to have an online coffee together to keep up to date with each other. The get-together breakfast for doctoral students has been cancelled and will not be held in April.
Children infected with the new coronavirus generally have less severe symptoms than adults, they rarely need intensive care and very few child deaths have been reported. This according to a systematic review of COVID-19 in children, based on 45 relevant publications and performed by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The review is published in the scientific journal Acta Paediatrica.
Through cooperation with a Chinese supplier, financial support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and coordination with the healthcare sector, Karolinska Institutet (KI) is taking concrete steps to strengthen healthcare capacity in virus diagnostics.
President of Stockholm City Council, Cecilia Brinck and the President of Karolinska Institutet Ole Petter Ottersen sign today, 23 March, a declaration of intent on a collaboration.
As part of the KI-K* Covid-19 resource group, and its actions towards need for organization of clinical sampling for diagnostics and research, a CIM Covid-19-task force has been established and is currently in full operation to support this action.
The spread of the coronavirus is presenting a particular challenge to Karolinska Institutet’s students. Clinical placements will continue as far as is practicable.
Due to the Corona virus, KI has chosen to keep the reception closed (unmanned) until further notice.

Telia is going to make a change in our voicemailsystem, which may result that some will not be able to listen to their messages via 86499 with the old pincode but will need to contact it-support for a new pincode.

This does not affect logging in and intercepting messages via cmg web
Two clinical researchers at KI have been appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholars 2020. The individual funding of SEK 15 million from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation provides Anca Catrina and Mikael Rydén with the opportunity to deepen their research and disseminate their results in healthcare.
Grander Ambitions for Discovering New Cancer Therapies – carrying on the legacy of Professor Dan Grandér

Dan Grandér (1964-2017), MD, PhD, Professor, and colleagues have published a groundbreaking article in Science Advances entitled, “Irreversible TrxR1 inhibitors block STAT3 activity and induce cancer cell death”. Dan Grandér was head of the Department of Oncology and Pathology before his passing away in October 2017.
The campus gyms are kept closed to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread. Our mission is to continue promoting health and physical activity among employees and students.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Basel in Switzerland have produced a mathematical model that shows that the spread of the new coronavirus can decline in the summer and then return in the autumn and winter. The analysis has been published in the scientific journal Swiss Medical Weekly.
Dan Grandér (1964-2017), MD, PhD, Professor, and colleagues have published a groundbreaking article in Science Advances entitled, “Irreversible TrxR1 inhibitors block STAT3 activity and induce cancer cell death”. Dan Grandér was head of the Department of Oncology-Pathology before his passing away in October 2017.
Now the agreement is signed with the suppliers who won the procurement of PC and Apple computers.
The agreement is valid from 2020-03-17.
The system capacity has now been restored and is fully operational.
Update 23/3 23:24

KI IT Helpdesk.
Under current extraordinary circumstances and in order to reduce the amount of social contact, many of us are working remotely. Nonetheless, we will do our utmost to continue answering any of your questions regarding doctoral education.
To ensure capacity and stability when working off campus the IT department has upgraded the VPN configuration.
We are looking for testers who can test the Staff Portal during one hour, in Solna on April 21 or in Flemingsberg on April 22. Register in the form, see link at the bottom of the page.
Karolinska Institutet has launched COVID-19 courses for care providers and medical personnel following a request from the National Board of Health and Welfare. After one week of intense preparation, two online courses are now available.
Two new studies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden underscore health risks associated with childhood obesity. Children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood compared with children in the general population and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. The findings, published in PLOS Medicine and BMC Medicine, highlight the need to identify specific risk factors for children with obesity and find preventative tools, say the researchers.
There are many questions at present surrounding the coronavirus and the impact on KI’s doctoral education.
Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls
Hello Ute Römling, professor of Medical Microbial Physiology at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology. Congratulations to your new book “Microbial Cyclic Di-Nucleotide Signaling” that has just been released. What is it all about?
Camilla Olofsson from the group Growth and Metabolism will defend her thesis "Diet and postprandial risk markers for complications in type 2 diabetes" on March 20, 2020. Main Supervisor is Neda Rajamand Ekberg.
Congratulations to Professor Jesper Lagergren, from the research group Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and Professor Pernilla Lagergren, from the research group Surgical Care Science, both at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, who will be awarded the 2020 Hilda and Alfred Eriksson's Prize.
Tonight from 22:00 we will update the VPN service in order to increase the capacity.
This may result in timed out connections.
From 06:00 tomorrow morning the service will be fully operational.

KI IT-Department.
When you work from home or other premises, you need some IT tools to access KI's resources. Please make sure to set up these tools, so that you are prepared in case you need to work remotely.
The application period is extended until 30 March at. 12:00.
We are born with all the hair follicles that we will ever have in our lives, because after birth the skin loses the ability to create new hair follicles. If our skin is severely damaged it cannot form new hair follicles or associated sebaceous glands essential for keeping the skin moist. But now researchers at the Karolinska Institutet have revealed that controlled activation of the so-called Hedgehog-signaling pathway leads to new formation of hair follicles and hair in mice.
We are currently having issues with the wireless network KI-Guest.
All employees or affiliates to KI can create news and calendar events on the staff portal to their own group.
Patients with polyps have a higher risk of colorectal cancer, and those with sessile serrated polyps, tubulovillous adenomas, and villous adenomas had a higher colorectal cancer mortality.
Their researches on the lamprey brain has enabled researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden to push the birth of the cortex back in time by some 300 million years to over 500 million years ago, providing new insights into brain evolution. The study is published in the scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Information from the administrative staff at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, FYFA.
Zoom has increased their capacity during the weekend witch means that they are now able to serve
120 000 cocurrent users.

Please visit our E-meetings site for further info.

KI IT-Department.
Due to the Coronavirus crisis, it has been decided to shift the deadline for the application of the KID-funding (pre-application) to Wednesday 18th March at 16:00 hrs.
During the evenings between 20-22 this week there may be some disturbance in the Zoom platform due to maintenance service. For more info please visit

KI IT-Department.
The president of Karolinska Institutet, Professor Ole Petter Ottersen, has established a team of experts for Covid-19 comprising eight of the university’s researchers with expertise in a range of fields related to the spread of infection. One of them is doctoral students Hedvig Glans, assistant consultant and head of inpatient care at Karolinska University Hospital’s infection clinic in Huddinge.
StratNeuro announces several grants for funding postdoctoral researchers.
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