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Karolinska Institutet’s Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters has been tasked by the National Board of Health and Welfare to arrange an education, training and practice package (e.g. on the handling of personal protective equipment) for medical personnel in connection with the Covid-19 outbreak.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet are on track to produce a vaccine against the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Several vaccine candidates are currently available in the freezers at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and the first animal studies are slated to begin at the end of March, according to Professor and Head of Department Matti Sällberg who is leading the effort together with virus researcher and Professor Ali Mirazimi and researcher Gustaf Ahlén.
Jiayao Lei’s thesis addresses research questions on prevention and prognosis of cervical cancer within the framework of the interplay of human papillomavirus (HPV), vaccination, and cervical screening, and also provides insights for evidence-based decision-making.
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On Thursday 12/3 a planned maintenance work will be carried out in the IT network within the house Biomedicum. The work will cause an interruption of approximately 30 minutes for both the wireless and fixed IT network.
The work will be carried out one floor at the time and will start at 19:00 with 10th floor and then continue down and will end at 22:00
The 24-25th of March 2020 is the starting point of the new learning arena “Develop future development” aiming to increase organizational competence and capacity for multilevel development in complex organizational systems.
Three coronavirus projects coordinated by researchers at Karolinska Institutet have moved onto the grant negotiation phase in a bid for 9 million euros (95 million kronor) in EU funding. The projects aim to find a vaccine, immunotherapies and neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and are being coordinated by KI’s Matti Sällberg, Qiang Pan Hammarström and Benjamin Murrell.
Hi there Oliver Dyer, doctoral student at the Department of Global Public Health at Karolinska Institutet. On Thursday 12 March you will defend your thesis. Tell us, what is your thesis about?
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An international team of scientists led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet has launched a comprehensive overview of all proteins expressed in the brain, published in the journal Science. The open-access database offers medical researchers an unprecedented resource to deepen their understanding of neurobiology and develop new, more effective therapies and diagnostics targeting psychiatric and neurological diseases.
In an article published in The New York Times on 2 February 2020, Dr. Perry Klass discusses recent research and the relationship between the risk for depression and lack of physical activity among adolescents.
The spread of the new corona virus could, if the situation deteriorates, put a considerable strain on society. Karolinska Institutet has a great deal of relevant expertise and competence, and an explicit ambition to be at the disposal of society and the healthcare services to provide support and help if and when needed.
The EU-funded cooperation project "Modernity, Education and Human Rights" (MEHR), between Sweden, Croatia and Portugal, aimed at developing the work and strengthening higher education on human rights within the fields of medicine, social welfare, teacher training, geography and engineering.
Petter Brodin, researcher in immunology at Karolinska Institutet is awarded the prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize in medicine for his “pioneering analysis of the early development of the human immune system”.
My goal is to continue the work of Erik Näslund and together with Danderyd Hospital continue to build and establish the best environment for the researchers, teachers, doctoral students and students of our department, says Tomas Jernberg
For some time now, various text messages have been circulated with an invitation to send an e-mail to an e-mail address that includes the words “karolinskainstituten” or “karolinska”. The invitation is justified by the claim that the sender can provide “important info for you about Coronavirus”. These text messages are fake and should not be answered! Karolinska Institutet is not the sender of these text messages.
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet along with clinicians from the Karolinska University Hospital have discovered a new molecular mechanism of cell oncogenic signaling switch, which is induced by platinum chemotherapy and contributes to treatment resistance in ovarian cancer.
Hi there Mattias! Tell us, which job responsibilities do you regard as being to be most important for your position as Director of studies?
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Welcome to apply for this year’s grant from the Ax:son Johnson foundation that every year is awarded to BioNut researchers. The applications are made in PRISMA and the deadline is April 6th at 14:00. An email with the link to PRISMA will be sent out to all employees shortly. In 2020 the grant is 205 000 SEK.
In her thesis, Ninoa Malki concludes that socioeconomic differences are associated with both incidence and mortality of cardiovascular disease in Sweden.
The spread of the new coronavirus has brought up many questions. For the past month, Karolinska Institutet has kept staff and students up to date with developments via the Staff Portal. One important recommendation concerns travel.
Qiaoli Wang from the group Upper GI Surgery will defend her thesis "Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Opportunities for Prevention" on March 6, 2020. Main Supervisor is Jesper Lagergren.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have analysed all cell types in the human ovary and found that the hotly debated so-called egg stem cells do not exist. The results, published in Nature Communications, open the way for research on improved methods of treating involuntary childlessness.
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet led by Professor Erik Melén have together with an international team mapped the relationship between length of pregnancy and chemical DNA changes in more than 6,000 newborn babies. For each week's longer pregnancy, DNA methylation changes in thousands of genes were detected in the umbilical cord blood (Figure 1).
The number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing in the world and also in our geographical vicinity. Karolinska Institutet’s president Ole Petter Ottersen has decided to appoint a special KI expert group for the outbreak.
Our skin protects us from physical injury, radiation and microbes, and at the same time produces hair and facilitates perspiration. Details of how skin cells manage such disparate tasks have so far remained elusive. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have systematically mapped skin cells and their genetic programs, creating a detailed molecular atlas of the skin in its complexity. The study is published today in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell.
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.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a molecular pathway that when silenced could restore the normal function of immune cells in people with fatty liver disease. The findings could lead to new strategies for treating the condition, which is a major health risk for people with obesity. The study is published in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine.

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People who have been treated in intensive care commonly suffer from residual cognitive impairment, but the reason for this is unknown. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet now link cognitive impairment with lasting inflammation and a potential treatment target. The results are presented in the scientific journal Intensive Care Medicine.
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, appointed the seventh generation of "Future research leader", four researchers from Karolinska Institutet. The grant supports young, promising researchers and enable them to build their own successful research groups.
Hi there Erika Saliba Gustafsson, doctoral student at the Department of Global Public Health at Karolinska Institutet. On Monday 2 March you will defend your thesis. Tell us, what is your thesis about?
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?
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 appointed 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.
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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.
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