Doctoral Programme in Development and Regeneration (DevReg)
Developmental biology and regenerative medicine are regarded as strategic research areas at KI. The doctoral programme aims to help students obtain a comprehensive view of the subjects and facilitates close contact with key experts in the field.
As an added value, we also provide resources and gender sensitive training to develop an open forum and network for KI - a Gendered Innovation Alliance.
Stay tuned for upcoming research educational activities in molecular & cellular ageing!
DevReg interacts with several research areas at KI
Development, regeneration and ageing (DevRegAge)
Precision Medicine in KI
Strategic research area (SRA) in stem cells and regenerative medicine
Spotlight on Regenerative Medicine at KI
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells, Reproductive, Regenerative and Reparative Medicine
Molecular Biosciences – SciLifeLab
Events & news
Cell plasticity trajectories in development, fibrosis and cancer progression
Upcoming Lecture, 12 December, Jan-Åke Gustafssonsalen, Neo, Flemingsberg Campus
We welcome you to participate in a lecture by Professor Angela Nieto, a distinguished researcher and Head of Developmental Neurobiology at Instituto de Neurociencias in Alicante, Spain. With over 180 publications and approximately 40,000 citations, Professor Nieto has made groundbreaking contributions to the field.
Her pioneering work in identifying transcription factors driving tumor cell reprogramming through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has significant implications. EMT plays a crucial role in conferring invasive and metastatic properties to carcinoma cells, impacting resistance to chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
Reconstitution of reproductive organs for research and reproduction
Upcoming event, 14 November 2023
Don't miss this special event featuring Professor Katsuhiko from Osaka University in Japan. With a remarkable track record of ground breaking research in generating functional mouse gametes from stem cells, Prof. Hayashi will present his talk on "Reconstitution of Reproductive Organs for Research and Reproduction". Following the talk, there will be a mingle session, providing a unique opportunity to engage in insightful discussion with him.
Gender Equality in the Energy Sector
Upcoming Webinar, 14 November 2023
As part of the on-going Gender Equality Index 2023, join this webinar hosted by the European Institutet for Gender Equality (EIGE). This event is dedicated to advancing gender-related aspects within the energy transition, providing important insights on integrating gender perspective into environmentally friendly evolution of the energy sector.
Gender Equality in the Transport Sector
Upcoming Webinar, 7 November 2023
Join the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) webinar that will tackle into the state of gender equality in the transport sector, exploring gender sensitive solutions and models integrating a gender-perspective for a more eco-friendly transport system.
Repro Club IRL 3
Upcoming Event, 24 October 2023, SciLifeLab, Solna Campus
We cordially invite you to connect, collaborate, and excel together in this exciting seminar on Spatial Proteomics in Reproductive Biology. We offer a dynamic platform for you to learn, share, and innovate with like-minded peers and professionals who are passionate about reproductive biology.
Karl Ernst Von Baer's Seminar
Upcoming Event, 19-21 October 2023, University of Tartu, Estonia
Join us in this seminar and explore the most recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of reproductive medicine, assisted reproduction, and fetal medicine. Discussions covers a wide range of topics, from the genetic aspects of human reproduction to the development of artificial human embryos, the latest advancements in pregnancy screening and monitoring, and thoughtful reflections on ethical challenges within this field.
WISE Career Mingle 2023
Upcoming Event, 1 September 2023, Campus Flemingsberg
Join us for an engaging and informative event! Get ready to mingle with peers and gain valuable insights while enjoying refreshments. Prof. Ewa Ehrenborg will deliver a talk entitled "Empowering Researcgers: Unleashing the Pedagogical Potential", focusing on enhancing teaching portfolios. Come and enjoy the stimulating discussions and connections.
Doctorial Course: CNS Injuries and Repair
11-15 September 2023, Biomedicum
Cordially inviting interested doctoral students to join our engaging course exploring the fascinating area of brain injury response and regenerative medicine. Listen to exciting lectures on molecular and cellular mechanisms of injury response, cutting-edge scientific approaches, and the potential for developing regenerative therapies, featuring seminar presentations by esteemed leaders in the field and state-of-the-art models.
New achievements - boosting brittle bones before birth
Stem cell therapy is investigated as treatment for severe OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta). Previous case studies performed at Karolinska Center for Cell Therapy have demonstrated a potential positive effect. The manufacturing of the MSC (mesenchymal stem cells) is led by Dr Götherström, CLINTEC. (Article in Swedish.)
Visit all Doctoral Programmes and their activities
The programmes offer KI’s doctoral students a range of courses and other learning activities in most research fields and thus contribute significantly to the excellent quality of the doctoral education at KI.
"Stem-cell-a-thon" Seminar Series
Researchers at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH) are organizing a seminar series by distinguished national and international speakers from the field of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
Gonad Club Seminars
The Gonad Club hosts a series of seminars/ lectures with experts from Karolinska and partner institutions addressing the latest research works on gonad development. Seminars are conducted in synergy with the European Horizon 2020 project ERIN (Ethically Responsible INnovations in Reproductive Medicine). All interested participants, post-docs, Phd and master students from all doctoral programs including DevReg are welcome to attend the seminars.
BioNut Seminar Series
Different group leaders at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition invite and host seminars, normally held at Neo in Flemingsberg. The seminars target all Masters and PhD students from different doctoral programs including DevReg
HERM Seminar Series
The Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine (HERM) organizes a seminar series with interesting topics and speakers from KI and other universities, often with international guests. Several lectures included in the course program of DevReg are available for post-doc, PhD, and master students at KI.
More information is available from DevReg's own Quality Supervisor & Pedagogical Adviser Assoc. Prof. Hong Qian of HERM.
A conversation on the Elevation of Sex and Gender in Publishing Academic Research
SWHR Webinar, 5 June 2023
The lack of female representation in medical research has led to gaps in knowledge and increased vulnerability for women. The NIH's Policy on Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) aimed to address this issue, but comprehensive incorporation of SABV in research and academic publishing is still lacking. The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) hosted a web event to discuss the importance of sex differences research and the approaches of academic journals towards reporting on sex and gender in studies.
Fertility preservation in girls with Turner Syndrome, a clinical study
Online webinar, 28 February 2023
An engaging webinar about Turner Syndrome
Functional precision medicine for high-risk hematological cancers
HERM Seminar, 27 February 2023
Seminar with Dr. Caroline Heckman from University of Helsinki.
Seminar on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals | December 2022
An exciting lunch seminar was held last 12 December 2022 at Karolinska University Hospital with two leading experts from the USA as they shared their expertise on life-long consequences of developmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Gonad Club IRL2
The second IRL meeting of the Gonad Club was held at Solna campus. It was an interesting day for exhange of knowledge, where participants also had a wonderful opportunity to meet experts and other fellow researchers. The event was in held collaboration with DevReg, Tissue and Motion Research Network and H2020 project ERIN (Ethically Responsible INnovations in Reproductive Medicine)
ERIN Seminar on Reproductive Medicine & Ethics | November 2022
Ethically Responsible INnovations in Reproductive Medicine (ERIN) conducted this very interesting interdiscipinary seminar, which brought together experts from medical sciences and humanities to discuss reproductive medicine from molecular biology to clinical practice, including ethical issues.
2nd SFO StratRegen Conference 2022 | October 2022
Eight internationally renowed stem cell and regenerative medicine experts presented their recent work at the 2nd KI conference on “Stem cells, regeneration biology, and regenerative medicine” organized by StratRegen
Nobel Minisymposium: From models towards regenerative therapies | October 2022
New research from eight of the world's leading experts in stem cells and regenerative medicine were presented in this Minisymposium in the series "Frontiers in Medicine" nr. 59.
The SFO Strategic Research Area on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (StratRegen) hosted this event.
Collaboration in Science 2022 | October 2022
Collaboration in Science 2022 was a two-day conference conducted at KI's Campus Flemingsberg on October 6 and 7. Participants learned about the extensive research being conducted at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital with the goal of stimulating collaboration between education and research. The said event was a great opportunity to share the latest information and scientific work, particularly of Ph.D. students and post-docs.
Learn from Seniors, Mingle with Future co-workers at NEO | September 2022
As part of the Master’s Program in Frontiers in Biomedicine, a series of interesting lectures from our Senior Professors was held at NEO where they shared their expertise and various ongoing research in their respective fields
Berzelius Symposium 105 - Planetary Health- "It is all connected - what saves the planet saves our health”| September 2022
This symposium tackled the concept of Planetary health to create an understanding of the interactions between human health and well-being and animal and environmental health. International and national pioneers, thought-leaders, and researchers in the field shared and introduced the concept Planetary health, including describing the current state of knowledge and the current research front.
Gonad Club - Share your expertise and learn from others | June 2022
Excellence starts with methods! Characterize your gonads with high reliability and precision.
This was the first IRL meeting with the Gonad Club, providing an opportunity to listen to interesting speakers. It was held in collaboration with KI DEVREG program and EU ERIN consortium.
High Throughput Functional Genomic Technologies in Biomedical Research - course & open seminar day | April 2022
How can we define genes that reflect organotypic heterogeneity within one cell type? And can we further characterize specific genes that allow for interorgan gene differentiation? These were just a few of the questions addressed during the seminar on single cell sequencing technologies, a part of the DevReg Doctoral Programme Course (2537).
Synthetic embryology – clinical opportunities and ethical dilemmas, KI South Ethics symposium | March 2022
What if we could engineer complete embryos from stem cells and develop these in an artificial uterus? Lectures by world-leading scientists were followed by discussions about scientific possibilities, absence of clear regulations on emerging technologies and ethical dilemmas. The symposium was supported by DevReg.
MATER & ERIN Winter School: Reproductive Genetics and Genomics | Feb. 2021
The Winter School was organised together with DevReg.
Career orientation: Skills forhealth care transformation | March 2021
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP Part 2 | Facilitator: ANNA BIRGERSDOTTER, PhD
Health care is transforming. As we are facing new challenges, boosting your soft skills capabilities can help you to take an active leadership role in the coming transformation.
Career orientation: Self exploration using business methodologies | Feb. 2021
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP Part 1 | Facilitator: ANNA BIRGERSDOTTER, PhD
A hands-on opportunity to creatively apply entrepreneurial tools and business methodologies on yourself.
Business, entrepreneurship and commercialization courses - EU Marie Curie ITN network INTRICARE & CaReSyAn | Nov -Dec 2020
Business & Entrepreneurship |
Diagnostic Commercialization |
Organisers: Vascular Surgery Group, CVR & DevReg Programs KI.
KI DevReg Salon on The dialectical materialism of HDL: quantity turns into quality | Oct. 2020
How does good cholesterol function in the body? We invited Uwe Tietge, Professor of Clinical Chemistry at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, KI to talk about the role of cholesterol in cardiovascular disease and possible sex differences.
Capacity building event: Sex & Gender Perspectives in Cardiovascular Research | Oct. 2020
This doctoral course, joining forces with ACT Matching Events Conference and GOING-FWD, was encouraging students to examine the gender dimension in the field of experimental and clinical cardiovascular research, related to their PhD/research projects.
KI DevReg Salon on Influencing Skills to Leverage Your Career | September 2020
Speaker Coach Andrew Hennigan from TEDx Stockholm returned to share essential influencing skills and some new ideas! Read the summary and learn fun and helpful ways to capture the attention of your audience.
KI DevReg Salon on Sleep: a way to maintain your metabolic fitness | September 2020
Jonathan Cedernaes, MD, PhD, talked about how disrupted sleep & circadian rhythms may impair your metabolic health. We also discussed inspiring ways to engage in the scientific community.
KI DevReg Salon: Let’s talk about aging! | December 2019
Christian G. Riedel, PhD, KI: “Discovering and targeting the mechanisms that regulate how fast we age.” | Professor Tamar Tchkonia, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic: “Senescent cell burden and senolytic drugs: focus on translational studies.” | Professor Staffan Strömblad, KI: ”Control of the senescence barrier in breast cancer via PAK4 signalling.”
TEDx Stockholm Fast Forward | November 2019
Brilliant speakers gathered to share their ideas that could propel us into a better tomorrow.
Sex, gender & diversity dimension aspects in biomedical research
FPR2 shapes an immune-excluded pancreatic tumor microenvironment and drives T-cell exhaustion in a sex-dependent manner
Sex-driven immune differences can affect tumor progression and the tumor microenvironment, and that understanding these differences can inform sex-optimized immunotherapy treatments.
Precision medicine in 2030
The promise of precision medicine is that it will enhance health by taking into account individual differences in genes, the environment, and lifestyle choices. As it expands in important areas such as big cohorts, artificial intelligence (AI), routine clinical genomics, phenomics and environment, and returning value across various populations, precision medicine will continue to revolutionize healthcare in the future decade.
Gender Dimension in Cardiopulmonary continuum
A review paper that discusses the sex and gender component and its effects on the cardiovascular continuum, with an emphasis on shared pathophysiology, disease presentation, and chronic kidney disease. Focusing on early lung development, pulmonary hypertension, and COPD, the paper addresses sex and gender role in cardiovascular medicine. Cardiopulmonary and chronic renal illness have been related to early aging and inflammation of the vascular system. Suggestions for future research are also offered to reinforce the effect of gender on research quality, which would benefit all scientific research, advance precision medicine for enhanced human health.
Gendered Innovation Alliance
Welcome to our updated platform, providing news and helpful recommendations! The Gendered Innovation Alliance at Karolinska Institutet is a potential framework for training, knowledge and experience exchange for the successful execution for inclusion of concepts of sex, gender and intersectionality as biological and social variables in biomedical research and education.
Our Resources Portfolio
The pioneers of KI Gendered Innovation Alliance have over decades gathered and spread know-how of implementing sex, gender & diversity dimensions for better health.
Discover how you can add significant value to biomedical research, education & innovation. Become a change maker!
Integrating sex and gender into your research proposal - KI Grants Office
Check out KI Grants Office’s web pages providing information on funders’ requirements relating to the sex-and-gender dimension, as well as resources to help you address it.
Free Online Course - Bench to Bedside: Integrating Sex and Gender to Improve Human Health Course
ORWH and the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health developed a free online course that explores sex- and gender-related differences in key disciplines important to human health and disease. The modules in this course can be helpful to researchers, clinicians, and students when designing and conducting research and/or interpreting evidence for clinical practice. Register today!
New review on sex and gender
Clinical Advances in Sex- and Gender-Informed Medicine to Improve the Health of All.
Association between socioeconomic status with pregnancy and neonatal outcomes: An international multicenter cohort
This study discusses the relationship between individual-level socioeconomic factors and adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes across Sweden, The Netherlands and Republic of Ireland. Discover insights from self-reported data on education, employment, income and more, providing new perspectives on maternal health.
Skin mesenchymal niches maintain and protect AML-initiating stem cells
Unveiling the traits and unprecedented functions of skin mesenchymal niches in safeguarding acute myeloid leukemia stem cells throughout chemotherapy
Characterization of the bone marrow niche in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia identifies CXCL14 as a new therapeutic option
Discovery: Altered expression of CXCL14 chemokine in bone marrow microenvironment of chronic myeloid leukemia patients, xxhibiting in vitro and in vivo suppression of leukemic stem cells within a patient-derived xenograft mouse model.
Coronary artery calcification and aortic valve calcification in patients with kidney failure: a sex-disaggregated study
The study explores how sex-specific factors, such as inflammation and oxidative stress are linked to coronary artery and aortic valve calcification, potentially impacting cardiovascular complications in both male and female patients.
Enabling Equitable Pain Management: Understanding gender bias in pain assessment and designing for equitable care delivery
A KTH master's thesis, by Anubhuti Gupta, captures how biases exist and affect both the actors’ (patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs) behaviours and actions throughout the pain management journey thus leading to a down-streaming effect on the treatment delivered. Based on the findings, new concepts were designed. The thesis was supervised by Karolina Kublickiene.
Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship
All students currently enrolled in full-time programs (BSc, MSc, and PhD) and alumni from SSES member universities (KI, Konstfack, KTH, SSE, KMH, and SU) are eligible to apply for the weekend workshops and courses.
Get the chance to explore and enhance your skill sets.
Spatial Transcriptomics in Flemingsberg
Elevate your research with Spatial Transcriptomics at the Flemingsberg campus LCI Core Facility. In collaboration with FENO, SICOF and BEA core facilities, experience these spatial transcriptomics pipeline:
Precisions Sample Handling
Customize with Precision Labels
High Resolution Imaging
Integrate Image and Sequencing Data
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