Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the leading medical universities in the world and home of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.
Over forty percent of all medical research in Sweden is conducted at KI and international cooperation is very strong; numerous European Framework Programme projects are coordinated from KI or have KI researchers as participants.
Researchers from three departments at KI participate in the NANOSOLUTIONS project:
The Institute of Environmental Medicine, a department at Karolinska Institutet, is an interdisciplinary research organization with internationally competitive research in the fields of toxicology, environmental medicine and epidemiology. Investigations pertaining to physical and chemical aspects of environmental medicine and health protection are conducted within the institute. The Division of Molecular Toxicology (Head: Prof. Bengt Fadeel) is engaged in several ongoing, EU-funded nanosafety projects.
The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in areas of medical science including molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. Prof. Juha Kere works in the area of Functional genomics, which involves making use of the vast amount of data produced by genomic projects such as genome sequencing with the aim of describing gene functions and interactions.
The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics consists of 10 research divisions which are involved in teaching and research within the fields of protein chemistry, redox biochemistry, metabolism, lipid research, inflammation research, structural biochemistry, molecular biochemistry, tissue biology, and developmental biology. Prof. Roman Zubarev works in Medical Proteomics and is Head of the Division of Physiological Chemistry.