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 spring 2021


Wednesday April 7

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Arkema, Department of Medicine Solna

Risk of first and recurrent serious infection in sarcoidosis: a Swedish register-based cohort study, European Respiratory Journal, September 2020


Wednesday April 14

Assistant Professor Ljubica Matic, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

PCSK6 Is a Key Protease in the Control of Smooth Muscle Cell Function in Vascular Remodeling, Circulation Research, February 2020

Moderator: Sebastian Lewandowski


Wednesday  April 21

Professor Magnus Bäck, Department of Medicine Solna

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Decrease Aortic Valve Disease Through the Resolvin E1 and ChemR23 Axis, Circulation, August 2020


Wednesday April 28


Professor Juleen Zierath, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Transcriptomic profiling of skeletal muscle adaptions to exercise and inactivity, Nature Communications, January 2020

Moderator: Rodrigo Fernandez Gonzalo


Wednesday  May 5

Senior Researcher Samir EL Andaloussi, Department of Laboratory Medicine

Quantification of extracellular vesicles in vitro and in vivo using sensitive bioluminescence imaging, Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, August 2020

Moderator: Sebastian Lewandowski


Wednesday May 12

Senior Researcher Jan Mulder, Department of Neuroscience

An atlas of the protein-coding genes in the human, pig, and mouse brain, Science, March 2020

Moderator: Ping Chen


Wednesday May 26

Senior Researcher Katja Petzold, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Base-pair conformational switch modulates miR-34a targeting of Sirt1 mRNA, Nature, May 2020


Wednesday June 2

Senior Researcher Jens Hjerling-Leffler, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Genetic identification of cell types underlying brain complex traits yields insights into the etiology of Parkinson’s disease, Nature Genetics, April 2020

Moderator: Sebastian Lewandowski


Wednesday June 9

Senior Researcher Anita Göndör, Department of Oncology-Pathology

WNT signaling and AHCTF1 promote oncogenic MYC expression through super-enhancer-mediated gene gating, Nature Genetics, December 2019

Moderator: Xiao-Wei Zheng


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