Karolinska Institute (KI)
Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the leading medical universities in the world and home of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. 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.
The Institute of Environmental Medicine, a department at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, is a national institute devoted to in vitro and in vivo investigations pertaining to physical and chemical aspects of environmental medicine and health protection. Karolinska Institutet is the largest center for medical education and research in Sweden and home of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
The Institute of Environmental Medicine at KI has a long track record in epidemiological and toxicological studies of environmental factors including particles in ambient air and in more recent years also engineered nanoparticles. The department is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaboration Center for Environmental Health Effects. The department and neighboring departments at KI have excellent research infrastructures for in vitro toxicology of nanomaterials including facilities for sterile cell culture work, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, flow cytometry (including cell sorter and 18-colour detection), real-time PCR, Luminex for multiplex analysis of cytokines and other biomarkers, and close access to the Karolinska University Hospital Blood Bank, providing buffy coats for isolation of primary human immune-competent cells from healthy blood donors.
Prof. Bengt Fadeel
Tel.: +46 8 524 877 37
Fax: +46 8 34 38 49
Fernando Torres Andon