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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 2019

Wednesday February 13

Professor Robert Harris, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Title: "How 1 study became 2 publications - thank you reviewer nr.3! Repopulation of a microglia-depleted central nervous system - molecular characterization during homeostasis and disease states."

Fatal demyelinating disease is induced by monocyte-derived macrophages in the absence of TGF-β signaling, Nature Immunology, April 2018

Competitive repopulation of an empty microglial niche yields functionally distinct subsets of microglia-like cells, Nature Communications, November 2018

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Wednesday February 20

Professor Björn Högberg, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Binding to Nanopatterned antigens is Dominated by the Spatial Tolerance of antibodies, Nature Nanotechnology, online 14 January 2019

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Wednesday March 20

Professor John Pernow, Department of Medicine, Solna

Erythrocytes from patients with type 2 diabetes induce endothelial dysfunction via arginase I, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, August 2018

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Wednesday March 27

Senior Researcher Christian Riedel, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

DAF-16/FOXO and HLH-30/TFEB function as combinatorial transcription factors to promote stress resistance and longevity, Nature Communications October 2018

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Wednesday April 3

Assistant Professor Lorena Fernandez De La Cruz, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Association of Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder With Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disorders, JAMA Neurology Nature, January 2019

The seminar will be held in Neo, Flemingsberg

Wednesday April 10

Associate Professor Maja Jagodic, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

DNA methylation as a mediator of HLA-DRB1*15:01 and a protective variant in multiple sclerosis, Nature Communications June 2018

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Wednesday May 8

Assistant Professor Jenny Mjösberg, Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Cytokine-induced endogenous production of prostaglandin D2 is essential for human group 2 innate lymphoid cell activation, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology December 2018

Erna Möllersalen, Neo, Flemingsberg

Wednesday May 15

Senior researcher Eliane Sardh, Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes and Porphyria Center Sweden/Centre of Inherited Metabolic Diseases CMMS.

Phase 1 Trial of an RNA Interference Therapy for Acute Intermittent Porphyria, New England Journal of Medicine 6th February 2019

The seminar will be held in Nobel Forum, Solna.

Mission statement and archive

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. As from 2017, Junior Faculty at KI is hosting the seminar series, with Assistant Professor Kristiina Tammimies currently leading the programme committee.

View the programmes from previous years

View Junior Faculty's misstion statement for KI Discovers


Programme committee of KI Discovers:

Questions? Contact: Kristiina Tammimies Communications and Public Relations Office