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Karolinska Institutet Discovers

The purpose of the KI Discovers series is to give insight into the latest scientific achievements across a variety of disciplines at Karolinska Institutet by highlighting new publications and recent international recruitments. The seminar series is funded by the Board of Research and hosted by Junior Faculty, with administrative support of the Communications and Public Relations Office at KI.

The seminars are held in either Campus Solna or Campus Flemingsberg between 12.00-13.00. Coffee and sandwich is served at 11.30. After the seminar, there is time for discussions. No registration is needed.

Seminars spring 2020

The seminars during the spring 2020 have been cancelled du to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wednesday March 11

Associate Professor Jorge Ruas, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Skeletal muscle PGC-1α1 reroutes kynurenine metabolism to increase energy efficiency and fatigue-resistance, Nature Communications, June 2019

Nobel Forum, Solna


Wednesday March 18

Senior researcher Myriam Aouadi, Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Liver macrophages regulate systemic metabolism through non-inflammatory factors, Nature Metabolism, March 2019

Åke Gustafssonsalen, Neo, Flemingsberg


Wednesday April 1

Professor Martin Rottenberg, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Spatial and temporal localization of immune transcripts defines hallmarks and diversity in the tuberculosis granuloma, Nature Communications, April 2019

Nobel Forum, Solna


Wednesday April 8

Associate Professor Anna Lindstrand, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

Discovery of novel sequences in 1000 Swedish genomes, Molecular Biology and Evolution, January 2020

Nobel Forum, Solna


Wednesday April 15

Professor Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Prenatal androgen exposure and transgenerational susceptibility to polycystic ovary syndrome, Nature Medicine, December 2019

Nobel Forum, Solna


Wednesday April 22

Senior Researcher Pekka Katajisto, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

Notum produced by Paneth cells attenuates regeneration of aged intestinal epithelium, Nature, July 2019

Nobel Forum, Solna


Wednesday April 29

Senior researcher Kirsty Spalding, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Adipose lipid turnover and long-term changes in body weight, Nature Medicine, September 2019

Erna Möllersalen, Neo, Flemingsberg


Wednesday May 6

Postdoctoral researcher Martin Cornillet-Jeannin, Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Imbalance of genes encoding natural killer immunoglobulin-like receptors and human leukocyte antigen in patients with biliary cancer, Gastroenterology, October 2019

Erna Möllersalen, Neo, Flemingsberg


Wednesday May 13

Assistant Professor Linda Lindström, Department of Oncology-Pathology

Assessment of Long-term Distant Recurrence-Free Survival Associated With Tamoxifen Therapy in Postmenopausal Patients With Luminal A or Luminal B Breast Cancer, JAMA Oncology, August 2019

Nobel Forum, Solna


Wednesday May 20

Assistant Professor Heidi Taipale, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

20-year follow-up study of physical morbidity and mortality in relationship to antipsychotic treatment in a nationwide cohort of 62,250 patients with schizophrenia (FIN20), World Psychiatry, February 2020

Nobel Forum, Solna


Wednesday May 27

Assistant Professor Ninib Baryawno, Department of Women's and Children's Health

A Cellular Taxonomy of the Bone Marrow Stroma in Homeostasis and Leukemia, Cell, June 2019

Nobel Forum, Solna


Mission statement 

Since 2012, the KI Discovers seminars have presented excellent research conducted at this university. The seminar series was founded by Professor Mats Wahlgren, at the time KI’s Pro-Dean of Research. 

View Junior Faculty's misstion statement for KI Discovers


Programme committee of KI Discovers is headed by Dr Rosa Suades Soler/KI Junior Faculty

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