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Retreat Liu Circ-M

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.

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.

New student - Kajsa

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 mountain Kebnekaise.

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 bigger model.

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.

New Student- Jonna

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.

New Student - Anton

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 T-cell differentiation.

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!

New Student - Henrik

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 internship).

The subject of the internship is not completely decided yet, but it will involve the connection between a brain function and the blood circulation.

Up until 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.

AstraZeneca Award

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".

Second Swedish Diabetes Summit

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.


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