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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.
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.
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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.
Due to the current COVID-19-pandemic in the Nordic countries (and around the world) NorDoc has decided to postpone this year’s NorDoc Summit to 2021.
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The CEPEH EU project organised its kick-off meeting on 15-19 December 2019 in Nottingham, United Kingdom. The aim of CEPEH strategic partnership is to co-design and implement new pedagogical approaches and in particular chatbots for European Medical and Nursing schools.
Ann Nordgren, Adjunct Professor at Karolinska Institutet, has in her position as coordinator of the working group predisposition within the Childhood Tumor Bank (BTB) - Genomic Medicine Sweden (GMS), working committee (AU) Childhood cancer, been awarded clinical project grant amounting to SEK 15.000.000 from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund.
The Swedish organisation Psykiatrifonden has just announced which projects will receive research funding by money earmarked for suicide preventative research donated by Suicide Zero. Lotfi Khemiri at Karolinska Institutet is responsible for one of the projects and is studying the connection between substance abuse and risk of suicide.
Hi Médoune Sarr, PhD-student at the Division of Neurogeriatrics. On February 28 you will defend your thesis ”A star is born: Development of NT* as a biotechnological tool based on the mechanism of pH dependent dimerization of the spidroin N-terminal domain”, what's the main focus of the thesis?
N.B. THE CONFERENSE WILL HELD ONLINE
On May 15-16, 2020, The European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD) will be held at the Stockholm fair in Älvsjö. The conference brings together over 800 participants from more than 50 countries. Abstract deadline is February 10.
A research residency (forskar-ST) provides financial support for a period of research during a clinical residency, and is available to all registered doctoral students on a residency programme within Region Stockholm.
The name changes have also been implemented in the premises booking system TimEdit, as well as in the overview on the web.
Dear LIME colleauges! In this first LIME Newsletter for 2020 I would like to take the opportunity to summarize the past year and begin by thanking you all for your contributions to the “inner and outer life” of the department in large and small matters.
Warmly welcome to nominate candidates for the yearly award ”Teacher of the Year - 2019” - ”Årets lärare - 2019” at the Department of Neuroscience.
Researchers worldwide are trying to develop a vaccine and antiviral treatments against the new corona virus spreading in China. At Karolinska Institutet, virus researchers Ali Mirazimi and Matti Sällberg are working to develop a prototype vaccine against the virus. But vaccine development takes time, and it will likely take at least six to nine months before an application for clinical studies can be filed and another two to three years before a vaccine could be ready for the public.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Commission has launched a request for expressions of interest entitled “SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020: Advancing knowledge for the clinical and public health response to the 2019-nCoV epidemic”, with a budget of €10 million.
Babies born with low birth weights are more likely to have poor cardiorespiratory fitness later in life than their normal-weight peers. That is according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal JAHA. The findings underscore the importance of prevention strategies to reduce low birth weights even among those carried to at term delivery.
When Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) infects a cell, the virus often becomes invisible to both the immune system and drugs. Now research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the integrated virus mimics a specific chromatin structure that lets the virus sequence remain accessible while preventing production of new viruses.
In a recent study, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet show that the estrogen receptor beta (ERß) affects nerve signals in the part of the brain that controls locomotor activity. The results highlight the importance of ERß and the female sex hormone estrogen in brain development and function, and that an imbalance of the hormone could contribute to neuropsychiatric disorders.
The Play area will be closed 07:00-16:00.
The Play area in Box gym will be closed 07:00- 16:00 due to construction work.
Tuesday February 4 - Thursday February 6, the ball court "Play" will be closed due to construction work between 07:00 and 16:00.
A clinical phase I study led by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and researchers from Karolinska Institutet shows that a new vaccine for pertussis (whooping cough) given as drops into the nose is more efficacious than the current vaccine. The results of the study are presented in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The vaccine will now be evaluated in a larger phase II clinical trial.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have mapped how different nerve cells in the brain area striatum process information to plan and execute our movements at just the right time and with the right vigour. The results, presented in the journal Cell Reports, show that different cell types in the striatum receive signals from completely different parts of the cerebral cortex and thus respond to different types of information.
The new corona virus continues to spread despite significant measures taken by the authorities in China to stop the outbreak. However, this time the fast response coupled with increased knowledge about the nature of the virus means the world is better placed to handle the outbreak compared to 18 years ago when SARS caused widespread concern, says virus researcher Ali Mirazimi, adjunct professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Karolinska Institutet.
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Researchers from the Teixeira Lab in collaboration with the Ruas and Stevens Labs at Karolinska Institutet have identified that molecular weight, nuclear import rate as well as the width of the muscle fibers are the key factors behind the transport of proteins within muscle cells. The study is published in PNAS and provides engineering parameters for gene therapies in skeletal muscle.
A multiple organ-on-chip platform developed by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet and Harvard University could drastically accelerate drug testing. The technology, described today in Nature Biomedical Engineering, provides accurate predictions of drug effects prior to clinical testing.
Bo Runeson and his colleague Seena Fazel from University of Oxford has written a review article about the current state of research on suicide prevention. The article was published in New England Journal of Medicine.
A new digital tool that tailors specific questions based on a patient's medical history could improve the safety of diagnosis and effectiveness of care, according to a new study at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet published in BMJ Open.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have revealed a new principle of organisation which explains how locomotion is coordinated in vertebrates akin to an engine with three gears. The results are published in the scientific journal Neuron.
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More than 200 people have died and thousands more have been sickened by the new corona virus spreading in China. A few cases have been confirmed outside China, and the World Health Organization is closely monitoring the situation. How worried about a new pandemic should we be? Virus researcher Ali Mirazimi, adjunct professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, gives us his perspective.
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2020-06-08