Karolinska Institutet Discovers

Junior Faculty welcomes you to the KI Discovers series for the fall of 2022. 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 outstanding publications published during 2021-2022. The first KI Discovers of the spring will be hosted on 6 April and presented by Dr Dimitris Kanellis.

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.

Under this spring term, the seminars will be given online as Zoom webinars.

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Link: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/62472208396

Meeting ID: 624 7220 8396


Seminars spring 2022


Wednesday 6 April 

Researcher/Project Leader, Dr Dimitris Kanellis, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

The exon-junction complex helicase eIF4A3 controls cell fate via coordinated regulation of ribosome biogenesis and translational output. Science Advances, August 2021

Moderator: Dr Vicente Pelechano Garcia


Wednesday 20 April

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Dr Martin Eklund, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

MRI-Targeted or Standard Biopsy in Prostate Cancer Screening. N Engl J Med, September 2021

Moderator: Dr Ninib Baryawn


Wednesday 27 april

Visiting Professor, Prof. Seishi Ogawa, Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Combined landscape of single-nucleotide variants and copy number alterations in clonal hematopoiesis. Nature Medicine, July 2021

Moderator: Dr Sören Lehman


Wednesday 4 May

Researcher, Dr Saedis Saevarsdottir, Department of Medicine, Solna

FLT3 stop mutation increases FLT3 ligand level and risk of autoimmune thyroid disease. Nature, August 2020

Moderator: Dr Nils Landegren


Wednesday 11 May

Professor Johan Holmberg, Department of Cell & Molecular Biology

Aberrant splicing in neuroblastoma generates RNA-fusion transcripts and provides vulnerability to spliceosome inhibitors. Nucleic Acids Res, 2021 February

Moderator: Dr John Inge Johnsen



Wednesday 18 May

Professor Michael Uhlin, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention & Technology

Characterization of ascites- and tumor-infiltrating γδ T cells reveals distinct repertoires and a beneficial role in ovarian cancer. Science Translational Medicine, 2021 January

Moderator: Dr Carmen Gerlach


Wednesday 25 May

Assistant Professor, Dr Neda Razaz, Department of Medicine, Solna

Apgar Score and Risk of Neonatal Death among Preterm Infants. The New England Journal of Medicine, 2020 July

Moderator: Dr Kyla McKay


Wednesday 1 June

Professor Galina Selivanova, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Pharmacological activation of p53 triggers viral mimicry response thereby abolishing tumor immune evasion and promoting anti-tumor immunity. Cancer Discov, 2021 December

Moderator: Dr Mikael Lindström


Wednesday 8 June

Group Leader/Associate Professor, Dr Tim Willinger, Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Distinct developmental pathways from blood monocytes generate human lung macrophage diversity. Immunity, 2021 February

Moderator: Dr Fredrik Wermeling


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. 


Programme committee members of KI Discovers from KI Junior Faculty: Dr Ninib Baryawno, Dr Ping Chen, Dr Sophia Miliara, Dr Anna Sidorchuk, Dr Yizhou Hu, Dr Francesca Del Gaudio.

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

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Junior Faculty mission statement for KI Discovers