EventsPosted by ISB Group Fri, October 12, 2018 14:59:02
At the time of writing some members of the ISB-group (Henrik, Kajsa and Gunnar) just returned from attending the retreat of the research network CircM. Here they took part of presentations born from the network, one of which Gunnar took part in. Discussions of how the network can move forward with new ideas and challanges were also a part of the agenda.
We enjoyed the retreat, which took place outside Norrköping, and we are glad that we could take part of the presentations and discussions during the retreat.
Down below we leave you a link if you want to check out CircM and get into contact with the network.https://liu.se/forskning/liu-circm
Regarding the picture down below, the wheater was unaccounted for, and an idea of a picture with Bråviken as background, turned out to be one with a nice forrest background instead.
NewsPosted by ISB Group Tue, September 11, 2018 11:28:30
My name is Kajsa and I just finished my bachelor at the engineering biology
program. This autumn, and maybe the spring, I’m joining the research preparatory
course. I´m also teaching in a beginners programming course at campus Valla, so
I will spend some time there as well. In my spare time I like to stay active,
which includes everything from movie nights to climbing Sweden’s highest
Here in the
ISB group I will get the chance to continue with the project I was involved in during
the bachelor. In the bachelor project we created a new liver model describing
fatty acid conversion. Now, I will continue the work of the previous students
Valentin Kindesjö, Thirza Poot and Johanna Fridberger to put together a model
that describes fatty acid and glucose fluxes during the day and how it’s
affected by different factors such as insulin and cortisol. My main focus will
be at the fatty acid part and I will continue to work on my liver model as well
as Valentin’s adipose- and cortisol module, which all will be parts of the
I will also
look at newly published data on body fat distribution in connection to diseases
such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. A future goal is to connect
the data to our models and being able to describe how the fatty acid
homeostasis is affected by stress factors such as disturbed cortisol levels and
why this in some cases cause diseases. By doing this, we are getting closer to
simulating clinical studies and predicting diseases.
NewsPosted by ISB Group Thu, September 06, 2018 11:56:14
My name is Jonna and I am a Dutch student doing my
internship at the ISB group. I will be staying in Sweden to work on this
project for 3 months. Back home I am a master student in the Medical
Engineering program of Eindhoven Universtity of Technology. This externship is
the final part of my master studies.
Previously I have done most of my projects on
bioinformatics/data analysis so I am very excited to learn more about the
systems biology modeling techniques. This project is a great opportunity to
gain more modeling experience. During my
time here I will be working on modeling the liver.
In my free time I like to swim and explore the city/area a
bit since I am new in town. I’ve spent many of my holidays in Scandinavia (mostly
Sweden) so I am very happy to be living here for a few months. I have had a
part-time job in a swimming pool where I received my first aid certificate,
which I used my first morning in Linköping during helping a patient in the
street after a traffic accident in the city center. So my time in Sweden
started out quit hectic, hopefully that is not a precursor to how the coming
months will be.
I am looking forward to meeting all group members and working
on the project within the ISB group.
NewsPosted by ISB Group Wed, September 05, 2018 09:32:00
My name is Anton Tornerefelt, I’ve just finished my third
year studying engineering biology.
Having recently finished my Bachelor’s project, which
sparked my interest in systems biology and modeling, I was eager to continue
working on this topic. Thankfully, I was granted the opportunity to work with
the ISB group for almost a year. My work will be focused on the different effects of
When I am not working, I enjoy wasting my time on watching movies and occasionally jogging.
I am looking forward to work and to bond with all colleagues here at the ISB-group!
NewsPosted by ISB Group Wed, September 05, 2018 09:21:14
Hi, my name
is Henrik, I’ve been accepted to the research preparation course (the
The subject of the internship is not completely decided yet, but it will involve the connection
between a brain function and the blood circulation.
now I’ve finished my bachelor project and with that my 3rd year at
the Engineering Biology program.
I am an
active person and like to train, previously I’ve been doing sports (mainly
swimming), and I spend a lot of my time at the gym.
I am looking forward to my time with the ISB group and am hoping for a fun and a instructive period.
NewsPosted by Elin Nyman Thu, February 08, 2018 12:19:19
Elin was recently awarded the prestigious AstraZeneca Science Award 2017 in the category Post-Doc. All the short-listed candidates was invited to the ceremoni with dinner at the Guildhall in the centre of the historic city of Cambridge. The top-right picture shows Elin being interviewed directly after the prize ceremony answering the typical question "how does it feel".
EventsPosted by ISB Group Fri, December 01, 2017 15:11:07
Last week some of us (Gunnar, William, Christian, Fredrik and Thea) went to Gothenburg to attend the Second Swedish Diabetes Summit. It’s a summit bringing together basic and clinical research.
We had a good time listening to some really interesting presentations with topics varying from treatment of metabolic diseases to artificial intelligence in health and diabetes. Gunnar was chairman for the session of AI and he and William also presented a poster each.
NewsPosted by Markus Karlsson Sun, November 19, 2017 17:52:49
In october, I went to Barcelona to attend the annual meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB). Gunnar also came for one day. I presented a poster about my work modelling liver function. I also presented a poster and gave a short "lightning talk" on behalf of Mikael Forsgren, who could not attend.