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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with a slightly increased risk of heart failure up to 20 years after diagnosis, according to a comprehensive registry study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the European Heart Journal.
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A reinterment ceremony for Christina Larsdotter, the famous Sami woman whose remains were rediscovered in KI’s anatomical collection in 2022, is to be held in Malå this Saturday (25 May). KI’s request to repatriate Larsdotter’s remains to Malå’s Sami Association and Malå Sami village was granted by the government last September.
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Teaching and Learning welcome you to a workshop on psychological safety, to discuss its significance, apply concrete strategies in the teaching contexts, and reflect and discuss with colleagues.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Welcome to Emilie Helte's defense of the thesis "Exposures through drinking water and risk of chronic disease" on May 24.
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Sophie Walton Bernstedt from the Gastroenterology and Rheumatology Unit at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH), is defending her thesis "Risk factors for colorectal cancer and the impact on life in Lynch syndrome", on 24 May, 2024. Main supervisor is Ann-Sofie Backman (MedH).
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Jacob Hollenberg, Mattias Ringh and Leif Svensson, at the Department of Clinical Research and Education, Södersjukhuset at Karolinska Institutet, are awarded for using innovative technology to develop an outstanding app and method, which increases the chance of survival for people who have suffered a cardiac arrest .
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The University Alliance Stockholm Trio, comprising Karolinska Institutet, KTH, and Stockholm University, is proud to announce the opening of a new call for interdisciplinary collaborations in education and research. To compete for funding, applications must include all three universities, address Agenda 2030, and involve research or education. Interested? Apply before September 30th!
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Audience: Medarbetare
Are you a teacher, clinical supervisor or involved in education? Take part in this Autumn's courses and workshops with focus on teaching and learning, in order to develop your pedagogical competence.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Camilla Björkegren has been appointed Head of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), starting June 1, 2024.
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have succeeded in delivering targeted cancer treatment via small membrane bubbles that our cells use to communicate. A new study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering shows that the treatment reduces tumour growth and improves survival in mice.
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Positions as visiting scientists are yearly offered at NIOM in Oslo, Norway. It is now time to apply for the positions available for visits during 2025, within research in the field of biological, chemical, physical, and clinical questions related to biomaterials and oral health. Deadline for application: June 20, 2024
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Audience: Medarbetare
Universitetstandvården, Odontologi
Madeleine Lehander from the Hematology Unit/HERM, at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH), is defending her thesis "Exploring T Cell Mediated Immunotherapy against Therapy Resistant Leukemic Stem Cells", on 24 May 2024. Main supervisor is Petter Woll (MedH).
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Caroline Ran is one of three researchers awarded Pfizer's and the Swedish Headache Society's newly established research grant in migraine studies. Her research focuses on the correlation between migraine and mental health. The grant will be presented at the SHS annual meeting in Halmstad on 15 May 15 2024.
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From the autumn semester of 2025, KI offers a new international master’s programme in global health. The programme comprises 120 credits and has 30 study places. Application for course responsibility is now open.
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Audience: Medarbetare
We are approaching summer, and we kindly ask you to read the information below carefully. Take notice of the deadlines both regarding HR and Finance.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, Administration
A study conducted in collaboration with the National Center for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) has examined an association between screen time spent on social media, anxiety, and self-esteem among elementary school girls in Stockholm County.
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Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Karolinska Institutet has signed a memorandum of understanding with the pharmaceutical company Chiesi, which has an office and laboratory facility in KI Science Park. The parties have agreed to strengthen efforts that can accelerate research and development in areas such as respiratory diseases, rare diseases, and neonatology.
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In line with the FAIR principles and the national guidelines for an open science system, KI has made a formal decision that KI actively shall contribute to open access to research data.
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Audience: Medarbetare
During the spring, the university management visited the departments to learn more about the various activities and to strengthen the internal dialogue. On 8 May 2024, they were welcomed by our management team.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Universitetstandvården, Odontologi
The storage volumes for Swedish universities' user licences with Microsoft have changed - now these new volumes will apply at KI.
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Audience: Medarbetare
On Thursday May 16, KI Housing will start using a Case Management System.
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Biomedicum’s own health choir Biomusicum welcomes you to a spring concert on 21st May at 12 PM.

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Audience: Medarbetare
Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, Medicinsk biokemi och biofysik, Fysiologi och farmakologi, Neurovetenskap, Cell- och molekylärbiologi, Kvinnors och barns hälsa
Welcome to the two-day symposium ”Astrocytes in Brain Function and Disease” at Nobel Forum, Campus Solna on June 10-11, 2024. Interesting speakers from all over the world participate. See full program below. Register no later than May 20!
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As the buds have burst and the traditional Swedish spring songs have been sung, we are approaching graduation. On Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31, the graduation ceremonies for all KI’s study programmes will be held. Get inspiration from four of the graduating students’ memories and plans.
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In 2023, the Strategic Research Area in Health Care Science (SFO-V) launched an initiative aimed at future researchers in health care science through an open call for funding for postdoctoral positions. The aim of the initiative, SFO-V Fellows, is to promote high-quality health care science research and to ensure the regrowth of researchers in the field.
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Three researchers at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH) have been awarded grants from the Dr Åke Olsson Foundation for research in haematology. The foundation supports haematology researchers at Karolinska Institutet, who are at an important but early stage of their research.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Medicin, Huddinge
Jan Sjövall passed away on 2 May 2024, at the age of 95. Jan was professor emeritus at Karolinska Institutet having moved to Stockholm from Lund in 1958 as part of Sune Bergström’s group. Besides his family, Jan had two great loves - bile acid analysis and golf, being good enough at golf to regularly represent Sweden in age group competitions. With respect to bile acid analysis he was “simply the best”.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Medicinsk biokemi och biofysik
The hall at the Swedish Society of Medicine in Stockholm was buzzing with people and conversations when the Association, along with the Centre for Health Crises at KI, organised a seminar on attacks on healthcare in conflicts and war on Thursday 2 May 2024. Those who could not make it to the capital participated online. Presentations and panel discussions with experts and health professionals working in war zones highlighted the important issue from various perspectives.
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During the Educational Congress 2-3 October 2024 we will delve into the profound theme of "Exploring the Human Dimensions of Education." Call for abstract is now open.
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Audience: Medarbetare
This is a summary of the digital information meeting that prof Maria Eriksdotter, head of the project steering group, together with the departmental head of MedH and the Director of Doctoral studies at MedH held on 7 May addressing all staff at BioNut and MedH.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Medicin, Huddinge, Biovetenskaper och näringslära
It’s time once again to vote for faculty representatives for the Karolinska Institutet Board, the university’s supreme decision-making body. All staff, students and affiliates of KI are invited to nominate candidates between 14 and 28 May. Here, sitting faculty representatives give some tips on what to expect and hope to inspire their successors.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Lärande, Informatik, Management och Etik, Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, Medicinsk biokemi och biofysik
The first-ever GPH PhD conference took place on 11 April 2024 under the theme “Mastering research methods and creating opportunities for the future”. Approximately 40 PhD students and 40 researchers from GPH participated in the event, making it a vibrant platform for academic exchange and networking. The conference featured parallel workshops focusing on specific aspects of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Global folkhälsa
Danuta Wasserman, professor of psychiatry and suicidology at the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) and chair of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), participates in an interview with the Spanish daily newspaper El Pais – in a discussion about the increasing mental health problems, suicide, and the global challenges we face.
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MFS is a Sida-funded scholarship programme for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to conduct field studies in low- and middle-income countries to gather material for their theses.
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Audience: Medarbetare
The organization in the ANA Futura freezer facility needs improvement.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Laboratoriemedicin, Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, Medicin, Huddinge, Odontologi
Photographer Lennart Nilsson became world famous for his images from the inside of the body. Foetuses during different stages of development and microscopically small cells could be photographed thanks to his electron microscope. Lennart Nilsson's pictures are now historic and many were taken when he worked at Karolinska Institutet.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Medicinens historia och kulturarv, Hagströmerbiblioteket
The Global Child Health and SDGs research group is currently hosting three researchers from the HoliCare project’s African partner institutions, namely Senegal, Ethiopia and Uganda. The aim of the exchange is research capacity building of local researchers in partnership with Africa-based research institutions that are project partners.
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Researchers from Karolinska Institutet, together with Pixelgen Technologies, have developed and applied a technique that makes it possible to map proteins in individual cells in a completely new way, according to a new study in Nature Methods. Not only is it now possible to measure the amount of proteins, but also how they are distributed in the cell's membrane and how they interact with each other.
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Welcome to Jessica Edstorp's defence of her doctoral thesis "Infections, antibiotics, tobacco, genetic factors and risk of LADA - latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, and type 2 diabetes" at Karolinska Institutet on 17 May.
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Friday, the 26 April, 150 new KI doctors and two honorary doctors were presented with their academic awards at a formal ceremony in Stockholm City Hall.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi
Reumatikerförbundet allocates over 15 million kronor for research on rheumatic diseases in 2024. Out of a total of 98 approved projects, 34 are located at the Karolinska Institutet, sharing six and a half million kronor.
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Elena Rafetti joined the Department of Global Public Health and the PRIME group in October 2023. She has a rich experience from previous roles at the University of Cambridge, Uppsala University and PhD at KI. Elena's research focuses on the effects of climate extremes on population health. This addition to the Department brings a new perspective to the Global Public Health research.
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On April 23, it was time for the new KI university management to visit NVS. They are currently on a tour visiting all departments during the late autumn 2023 and spring 2024.
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Researchers from the Vascular Surgery Group at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, have teamed up with 20 clinical research centres, universities, professional associations, SMEs and non-profit representative organisations of civil society in a new EU Horizon Europe project NextGen, aiming to develop the next generation tools for genome-centric multimodal data integration in personlised cardiovascular medicine.
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The course “Medicinpedagogiskt utvecklingsprojekt: en fördjupningskurs” supports teachers’ professional development and stimulates an academic approach to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
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The StratNeuro Start-up Grant is intended to support outstanding Neuroscience researchers at the beginning of their careers. StratNeuro will allocate in total SEK 6,000,000 to fund this initiative, each project receiving SEK 500,000/year for a period of two years.
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On behalf of the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, researchers Lena Dahlberg and Mariam Kirvalidze have done a scoping review of informal caregiving and loneliness. More specifically, the report examines loneliness in spousal carers aged 65 years and older, the factors that increase the risk of loneliness in this group, the consequences of loneliness, and how they themselves experience loneliness.
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KI, Karolinska University Hospital and AstraZeneca are entering into a tripartite collaboration to promote the development of precision medicine in Sweden. The ambition is that patients throughout the country will have access to tailored prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
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As the numbers of pediatric brain cancer survivors continue improving, the numbers of individuals developing life-long neurocognitive impairments are consequently expected to rise.
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