Other education and student driven activities
To address growing societal and economic challenges, we believe that the role of the university is not limited to education and research but includes the "third mission". Both researchers and students can act as changemakers, engage with society and link the university’s activities with its socio-economic context to improve health for everybody.
The latest activities are announced under the Events & News section on our landing page.
KI DevReg Scientific Salons | Meet an expert - get inspired
Since 2017, we have organised a number of TEDx inspired DevReg Salons, forums for transferrable skills and important topics that are normally not covered by the curriculum. Learning for life, learning for change, learning for better world!
- Career orientation part 2: Skills for health care transformation
- Career orientation part 1: Self exploration using business methodologies
- The dialectical materialism of HDL: quantity turns into quality
- Influencing Skills to Leverage Your Career
- Sleep: a way to maintain your metabolic fitness
- Let's talk about aging!
- Enabling communications skills to leverage your career
- Nudging for Sustainable Change
- Sustainability in Practice
- Back to Nature
- Communicating Science
- Compassion for Inclusion
Widening educational activities
Collaboration in Science 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.
This symposium aimed to introduce the concept of Planetary health and create 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.
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
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).
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
The winter school was organised together with DevReg.
An extended doctoral course, joining forces with ACT Matching Events Conference and GOING-FWD, was encouraging students to examine the validity and implications of the statement in the field of experimental and clinical cardiovascular research, related to their PhD/research projects.
Aim: Co-learning to boost implementation of gender dimension in the research content.
Vascular calcification and senescence
Speaker: Catherine Shanahan,Professor of Cellular Signaling at School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences; King's College London, UK. She also acts as a Vice Dean for Development, Diversity and Inclusion. Hosts: Karolina Kublickiene and Maria Eriksson in collaboration DevReg Doctoral Programme & Intricare consortium
Investigating the role of sex hormones in vascular calcification
Speaker: Dr Vicky MacRae, University of Edinburgh, UK
Focus on microvesicles and their role in health and disease
Speaker: Doctor Vincenzo Cantaluppi, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy. Hosts: Magnus Bäck, Karolina Kublickiene and Peter Stenvinkel (NEO Cardio-renal group) in collaboration DEVREG Doctoral Programme & Intricare consortium
Pint of Science
2019 & 2020
Demystifying scientific research and sharing it in a relaxed atmosphere.
The annual Pint of Science festival in the month of May allows researchers across multiple disciplines to engage with the public in an accessible and comfortable place and time, such as over a drink in an evening at the pub or similar venue. Fun events as Quiz between talks with goodies are organized also. For the first time in 2019, the event was organized in Sweden: Uppsala, Lund, Linköping and Stockholm.
The 2019 event was supported by the DEVREG Doctoral Programme.
Zoobiquity event at KI
Leading physicians and veterinarians gathered at Biomedicum for the Zoobiquity conference on September 3. The event, in collaboration with the DEVREG Doctoral Programme, offered attendees to immerse in bio-inspired research focused on two major challenges in women’s health: Cardiovascular Disease and Reproductive health, including fertility Preservation.
Workshop on Organoid & 3D Culturing
2018 & 2019
Organized by Karolinska Stem Cell & Organoid (former Murine Stem Cells Unit) at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition. Supported by the DEVREG Doctoral Programme.
Content of the workshop
- Stem cells and development (mESC, hESC, hiPSC)
- Organoids from pluripotent stem cells
- Recreating organs from pluripotent stem cells (where are we now?)
- Organoids in neurological disease modeling
- Cells and materials in regenerative medicine
Tissue and Motion Conference
This conference, supported by the DevReg programme, brought together different research groups within the field of regenerative medicine at KI. The program included scientific activities (oral presentations, posters and invited speakers) and time for mingling and interaction between research groups.
November & December 2020
EU Marie Curie ITN network INTRICARE & CaReSyAn. Web-courses for EU Marie Curie International Training Networks. Three successive open educational modules related to Business & Entrepreneurship, Diagnostic Commercialization and Pharmaceutical Commercialization were held in the form of virtual lectures. Organisers: Vascular Surgery Group, CVR & DevReg Programs KI.
The INTRICARE EU Horizon 2020 Marie Curie ITN course covered some of the latest advances in cardiovascular medicine: from basic to translational research with added value for transferable skills and on the implementation of the sex and gender perspectives in preclinical and clinical research.