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
KI Ethics Symposium on synthetic biology
Upcoming symposium, 30 March 2023
Synthetic embryology - clinical opportunities and ethics dilemmas
What if we could engineer complete embryos from stem cells and develop these in an artificial uterus? We will explore the science which is now making this a reality and discuss the ethical implications
Summer by Design
Regenerative Medicine Summer Course, 19-28 June 2023, Toronto Canada
Learn about the business of Regenerative Medicine... Summer by Design is an eight-day program at the University of Toronto for PhD candidates and post-doctoral associates to learn how to move regenerative medicine discoveries from bench to bedside.
Call for Applications to MedBioInfo 2023
MedBioInfo, the National Graduate School in Medical Bioinformatics, is accepting applications from the next generation of life-science researchers.
You are eligible to apply if you began or will begin your PhD between January 2022 and April 2023. Target groups include PhD students in Life Science doing primarily computational research. We aim for a wide distribution of Swedish home universities and gender balance.
Gonad Club Seminars 2022
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 2022
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 2022
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.
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.
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 | Pharmaceutical 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.
KI DevReg Salon: Enabling Communications Skills to Leverage Your Career | November 2019
This event created and presented by Andrew Hennigan, offered the opportunity to learn 3 essential skills that everyone should master.
KEYNOTE LECTURE: Innovation at the Intersection | September 2019
Frans Johansson - author of The Medici Effect & CEO of The Medici Group, invited the audience to step into the intersection, a place where different ideas from different disciplines, industries, and cultures collide to create innovation.
Sex, gender & diversity dimension aspects in biomedical research
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.
Enabling Equitable Pain Management: Understanding gender bias in pain assessment and designing for equitable care delivery
A recent 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.
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.