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 on Wednesdays between 12.00-13.00. No registration is needed.

NEW. Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, the seminars will be online as Zoom webinars.


Seminars autumn 2020


Wednesday October 7

Senior researcher Myriam Aouadi, Department of Medicine, Huddinge

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

Moderator: Sebastian Lewandowski


Wednesday October 14

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

Moderator: Xiao-Wei Zheng


Wednesday November 4

Senior researcher Kirsty Spalding, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

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

Moderator: Rosa Suades


Wednesday November 11

Associate Professor Anna Lindstrand, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

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

Moderator: Kristiina Tammimies


Wednesday November 18

Professor Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

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

Moderator: Rosa Suades


Wednesday November 25

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

Moderator: Anna Sidorchuk


Wednesday December 2

Senior Researcher Pekka Katajisto, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

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

Moderator: Qiaolin Deng


Wednesday December 9

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

Moderator: Carmen Gerlach


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

Questions? Email to: ki-discovers@ki.se