Programme overview - Doctoral programme in metabolism and endocrinology

The MetEndo doctoral program at KI is comprised of ~15 research groups from different departments with related research areas. The program was constituted by the Board of Doctoral Education, which also is the main financier. MetEndo program activities include doctoral courses, workshops, seminars, open lectures, annual symposia and poster exhibitions.


The program is designed to prepare doctoral students to develop and execute creative research by providing the foundational knowledge for solving complex problems within the fields of endocrinology and metabolism.

The program combines rigorous interdisciplinary coursework and laboratory training that utilizes cutting-edge technology to answer biologically important questions. The programme curriculum is designed to develop independent thinking, skills in oral and written presentation, proficiency of data analysis, and dissemination of scientific research through participation at institutional symposia and attendance at international congresses.

Within the MetEndo doctoral program, students have the opportunity to engage in a stimulating and interactive environment of world-class research, optimized for scientific collaboration and learning.

Target group

The MetEndo doctoral program targets doctoral students at the Karolinska Institutet who possess an interest in the fields of metabolism and endocrinology.



Programme Coordinator

Jurga Laurencikiene

Telefon: 08-524 834 65



Head of Programme

Marie Björnholm

Telefon: 0790 73 82 85



Programme Coordinator

Ulrika Widegren

Telefon: 08-524 867 47


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