Event type
Lectures and seminars
Finish on time: Academic productivity

13-09-2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Add to iCal

This workshop will provide PhD students with new work strategies to shift the focus from “what” you are working with to “how” you are working. The tips will help you to manage stress level and to complete your research projects on time.


You will learn 3 new productivity tools

  • the the 80/20 principle
  • end product focus
  • the unit method

Target group

PhD students at KI

About the speaker

This webinar is conducted by Finish on time: Our objective is to help graduate students, postdocs, and other academics to finish their academic work on time and feel well during the process. We do this by providing courses on academic productivity and stress management.


KI Career Service, KI Doctoral Students' Association (DSA)


Registration will open soon.

The first 40 individuals signing up is granted access to the workshop. Two days before the workshop you will receive invitations and web-links by email.


Event type
Lectures and seminars
Career path discussions with Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

09-11-2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am Add to iCal
Campus Solna
SciLifeLab, Air & Fire auditorium

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will give an account of her career path and discuss with students and postdocs at 09.30 in the SciLifeLab Air&Fire auditorium. Since the number of places is limited, please register to participate in this session.


Using cutting-edge, superresolution imaging technology to visualize cellular activity at the nano-scale, Lippincott-Schwartz lab has redefined how we look at protein dynamics in the cell. When describing her mentorship philosophy, Jennifer comments that she encourages her group members to develop their own projects. It is only when a colleague feels that he or she “owns” the project that real dedication, determination, and creativity emerge. In developing projects, she considers it is important to build on the strengths and interests of students and postdocs, rather than focusing exclusively on a group leader’s specific interests at the time.

The annual lecture series is set up in the recognition of the development of electron microscopy and will be delivered by eminent scientists in the field of structural biology and molecular visualisation. The event is open to anyone.


Register for the seminar


Event type
Swedish language courses starting in September

06-09-2021 5:30 pm Add to iCal
Folkuniversitetet, Holländargatan 38 or online

Doctoral students and postdocs at KI are offered a complimentary Swedish course. Staff members pay according to the framework agreement. Courses starting week 36 (Sept 6-10) at A1, A2 and B1 levels.


If you have questions regarding Swedish courses for doctoral students and staff, please contact Ulla Tunkara

For further information, and to sign up, please visit Folkuniversitetet's website.


Published: 2021-06-17 12:51 | Updated: 2021-06-21 11:48

Call for assignment as pedagogical ambassadors within doctoral education - deadline 20th of August 2021

The purpose of the one-year pilot project is to stimulate pedagogical development in doctoral courses by financing time for pedagogical ambassadors and the start-up of a pedagogical network in doctoral education with the support from the unit for Teaching and Learning (UoL).

“The pedagogical ambassadors are a new way of raising educational issues and stimulating pedagogical development in doctoral education" says Erika Franzén, chair of the Course and programme committee and deputy-chairperson in the Committee for doctoral education. "During the pandemic, we have taken a major step into the digitization of doctoral courses with new working methods and pedagogical tools, and there is a great need for further development and support.”

The pedagogical ambassadors are expected to: 

  • be part of a pedagogical network together with the other pedagogical ambassadors who support each other in pedagogical issues. 
  • participate in seminars and meetings organized by Teaching and Learning (TL) 
  • lead pedagogical discussions, for example in seminar form 
  • initiate and pursue pedagogical issues that are relevant to doctoral education 
  • lead at least one pedagogical development project 
  • support colleagues / "Critical friend" and spread good examples
  • work for doctoral education at the entire KI, not only for the research school / doctoral program you are affiliated with
  • immerse oneself in relevant higher education pedagogical literature and participate in other relevant pedagogical educations. 
  • after the end of the period, give a workshop / seminar for course providers about initiatives and experiences. 

Workshops and working methods, etc. which are developed within the framework of this initiative will function as inspiration and support for teachers in doctoral education at KI and promote future pedagogical development by disseminating experiences. The aim of the call is to pave the way for good examples, "best practice", which can benefit the entire KI. 

Funding of approximately 10% of the corresponding full-time at KI for one year will be added and paid out via the doctoral education programme or research school to which the pedagogical ambassador is attached. 

Criteria and assessment

Applications received are reviewed by an assessment group appointed by the Academic vice president of doctoral education. Selection and granting of funds are based on the following assessment criteria: 

  • The quality of the project and anticipated results 
  • How realistic the project is in terms of implementation and resources 
  • The applicant's pedagogical merits and ambitions 
  • The ability to disseminate results and supervise colleagues 

Pleast note that a maximum of one application will be granted from each doctoral programme / research school. 


Application and assessment work follows the schedule below. 

  • 20 August 2021 - call for proposals deadline 
  • 21 August - 1 September 2021 - applications assessed 
  • The decision on granting is made by the Academic vice president for doctoral education in September
  • Project start in October 


The application is sent to doctoral@ki.se no later than 20 August 2021. 

The application must consist of a CV (maximum 2 pages), motivation letter with a short account of the intended pedagogical project / activity as pedagogical ambassador. Anchoring with doctoral programme / research school must be in place. 


Event type
Social game event by the NVS PhD Council

21-06-2021 3:30 pm Add to iCal
Photo: Pixabay

On the 21st of June at 15:30h, join us for an online social game!
Do you miss social gatherings like NVS retreat? Do you feel you don’t know people you work with?


Anna Millan from 100pointchallenge has great experience organizing social virtual games for team-building and will host an online problem-solving game for us (similar to escape rooms). It's quirky, fun and scientist-approved!

We welcome everyone from NVS (and other departments from KI) to this free event. It starts at 15:30h and it will last approximately 1 hour. The maximum number of participants is 50, so to participate you need to register here.


Event type
ISP-seminars: Laura Danti and Baris Yasar

17-06-2021 2:00 pm Add to iCal

Welcome to ISP seminars at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition!

Laura Danti
“Human pluripotent stem cells as a model for ovarian development and function”

Baris Yasar
“Advanced chromosomal testing tools for embryo quality and fetal health”


Main supervisor:

Juha Kere

Join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 660 2237 3106

Passcode: 225677



Published: 2021-06-08 15:54 | Updated: 2021-06-23 09:10

Apply for DATAETHICS Virtual Summer School 2021

DATAETHICS Virtual Summer School 2021: Big Data Big Implications - the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine

Bachelor, master, and doctoral students of KI in medicine, biomedicine, and life sciences - join us to debate on the significance of coupling ethical with scientific considerations of the curation and handling of Biomedical Big Data in learning structures and learn about the latest trends in data science, AI and bioinformatics.

5 day-course

This 5-day course offers a unique opportunity to participate in lectures, interactive sessions and small group assignments led by leading and established cross-disciplinary experts in Big Data, AI, ethics and biomedicine. You will also have great opportunities to network with fellow students and thematic experts from the nine leading European medical institutions in Eurolife, as well as external speakers from academia and industry.

More information

For more information on the course and the application procedure see the DATAETHICS website

DATE: 12-16 July 2021
TIME: All Day
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 25 June 2021 at 12:00 (CET)
TARGET GROUP: Bachelor, master and doctoral students in medicine, biomedicine, and life sciences

<a href="https://staff.ki.se/people/jonas-sundback">Jonas Sundbäck</a>

  • Title: Researcher
  • Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 68
  • Unit: C1 Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology
  • Email: jonas.sundback@ki.se
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<a href="https://staff.ki.se/people/anna-dahlerus">Anna Dahlerus</a>

  • Title: International coordinator
  • Phone: +46-(0)8-524 865 34
  • Unit: UF Central Administration
  • Email: anna.dahlerus@ki.se
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Pernilla Witte 2021-06-23
Published: 2021-06-07 14:32 | Updated: 2021-06-08 10:33

Call for pedagogic course development project proposals within doctoral education 2021/2022

The Course and Programme Committee (under the Committee for Doctoral Education) announces funding regarding digitalisation and pedagogical development of existing doctoral courses. Deadline for applications is 20 August.

To enhance the quality of education at KI and support competent and committed teaching teams in their development of courses using modern pedagogy and digital tools, the Course and Programme Committee (KPK) now announces funding to be used during 2021/2022.

This initiative provides the resources necessary for financing of both time for course development for the teaching team and support from the Teaching and Learning Unit (TL). Courses developed within the framework of this initiative shall serve as inspiration in general for teachers within doctoral education at KI and promote future educational development through the dissemination of experiences. This call for proposals aims to pave the way for, for example, best practices, the benefits of which will be enjoyed by the entire KI.

The Course and Programme Committee has allocated about 600,000 SEK to be distributed between the applications that have the highest priority in the assessment.

Each project should preferably incorporate one or more generic competencies such as research communication, internationalisation, sustainable development, ethics and equal opportunities. Should any of the above be of relevance to the course content, it must be stated in the application form.

Criteria and assessment

Prerequisites to apply are:

  • The application concerns an existing doctoral course and the course director must have been involved in the implementation of the course as a course director on at least one previous occasion
  • Application is done by a teacher team, not a single course director

Applications received are reviewed by an assessment group appointed by the Course and Program Committee. After an initial assessment and selection, a furhter assessment is made of selected applications together with Teaching and Learning (TL). Selection and granting of funds is based on the following assessment criteria:

  • Project quality and anticipated results
  • The realistic expectations of the project in terms of implementation and resources
  • Opportunities for dissemination of results (best practice)
  • Opportunities for follow-up/evaluation of results


The application and assessment process follow the schedule below. The funds granted for the initiation of a project will be made available once a decision has been made.

20 August – call for proposals deadline 

23 August – 22 September - applications assessed by a panel of assessors

30 September - the Course and Programme Committee decides on the awarding of funds


The application is to be sent to doctoralcourses@ki.se no later than 20 August.

Please use the application form below.


Event type
Lectures and seminars
HI Conversations - What is, and what is not, in the black box of interoperability? OR Why is it not working?

17-06-2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Add to iCal
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Welcome to participate in Health Informatics Conversations the 17 June at 12.00 – 13.00 – a research seminar series arranged by HIC (the Health Informatics Centre) at LIME, Karolinska Institutet.


Join the seminar via Zoom

Use Zoom-link to join, no registration needed.


Anna Rossander, PhD student at Göteborgs Universitet, Dept. of Applied IT, Division of Informatics


"What is, and what is not, in the black box of interoperability? OR Why is it not working?" 

Online access to information, self-monitoring and digital communication are examples of health care utilizing digitalisation.

  • But why is data not able to move from any source to anywhere (patient permitting), for example between different healthcare providers, patient devices and registries?
  • Why are patients and staff forced to read novels instead of context-dependant overviews with possibilities to zoom in on relevant parts?
  • Why is knowledge support still delivered as a PDF, instead of automatically being offered in screen in relevant situations?
  • Why can researchers often only search data entered manually in a secondary system, instead of all data as it was documented?
  • And why can’t the doctor see my smartwatch data?  

Some answers to these questions lurk in the often black boxed interoperability “The ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged.”

In my research I explore ways to use Snomed CT to improve interoperability, so that what is entered can move unambiguously through systems. 

What are the Health Informatics Conversations?

HI Conversations - a seminar series about Health Informatics

The conversations are about research-oriented health informatics topics, i.e. – presenting a published article, your research area, a relevant theory or a method etc.  

The Health Informatics Conversations will be recurring the last Thursday (except for June and December) every month at 12.00 via Zoom and last for one hour. This hour includes 20 minutes of presentation and leaves the rest of the time for discussions, all in English.

If you are a PhD-student – this is a credit-bearing activity, as long as the topic is relevant for your research.  


Published: 2021-06-04 09:50 | Updated: 2021-06-04 11:04

New thesis about neuroinflammation and its resolution in Alzheimer's disease

Hi there, Ying Wang, PhD student at the Division of Neurogeriatrics! On June 23 you will defend your thesis “Neuroinflammation and its resolution in Alzheimer's disease". What is the main focus of your thesis?

Picture of Ying Wang in front of Aula Medica.
Ying Wang, PhD student at the Division of Neurogeriatrics, NVS. Photo: Private.

Chronic inflammation is one of the major characteristics of Alzheimer's disease (AD), which may be due to insufficient resolution, the end stage of inflammation that leads to restoration of homeostasis. The main focus of my thesis is to investigate alterations in protein and lipid mediators related to inflammation and its resolution in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of AD patients and how they are associated with cognition and AD biomarkers, and to investigate potential beneficial effects of the pro-resolving lipid mediator maresin 1 (MaR1) on AD-like neuroinflammation in microglia.  

Which are the most important results?

I found that the profile of protein and lipid mediators in the CSF of AD patients indicated a shift to a more inflammatory profile which was associated with markers of AD molecular pathology, and that this profile is strongly affected by co-morbidities. The results also show marked reduction in pro-resolving mediators in AD, supporting a compromised resolution of inflammation in the AD brain. Furthermore, in human microglial models, we found that MaR1 attenuated AD-like neuroinflammation by downregulating immune-related gene transcription and NF-kB activation, stimulating uptake of ß-amyloid (Aß) peptide and reducing Aß-induced cell death.

How can this new knowledge contribute to the improvement of people’s health? 

CSF profiles of protein and lipid mediators related to inflammation and its resolution can be of importance for development of new diagnostic tools for AD, and thereby differentiate between those that will develop AD or not. The reduced levels of pro-resolving mediators in AD together with the beneficial effects of MaR1 indicate the potential of stimulating resolution of inflammation as a promising therapeutic strategy in AD, a disease with chronic unresolved inflammation in the brain.

What's in the future for you? Will you keep on conducting research? 

My plan is to work as a physician and scientist in a hospital and try to translate my future research findings into clinical use. 


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