Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet Medical
address: Institutionen för biovetenskaper och näringslära,
Karolinska Institutet, SE-141
57 Huddinge, Sweden Visiting address: Blickagången 6, NOVUM
research park in Huddinge (adjacent to Huddinge Hospital) Fax: +46 (0)8 6089280 Web
From 1 January 2006 the two departments of Biosciences
and Medical Nutrition form the new Department of Biosciences and
The department performs research and education in
areas of medical science. These include signal transduction and
gene regulation, structural biology and bio-organic chemistry,
human genetics and functional genomics, cellular virology and environmental
toxicology. The department offers an international working environment
and consists of approximately 400 scientists, students, administrative
and technical personnel from many different countries. Furthermore,
most research projects are conducted in the context of national
and international networks. For example, the EU CASCADE network
that studies endocrine disrupters is coordinated from the department.
The department is organised into four divisions, the Division of
Medical Nutrition, the Center for Biotechnology, the Center for
Nutrition and Toxicology and the Center for Structural Biochemistry.
The department participates in undergraduate and postgraduate education
programs at Karolinska Institutet, Södertörns Högskola and Stockholm
University. The department has activities related to science and
society within the CASCADE framework.