NEWS ARCHIVE

KENG-YEH FU DEFENDED HIS PHD THESIS

Friday the 22nd of January 2021

Despite the measures surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, Keng-Yeh Fu has successfully defended his PhD thesis and has been awarded the title of doctor. His thesis was called 'Investigating adipose tissue turnover in humans using radiocarbon dating'. The opponent during the defence was Prof. Karine Clément from the Sorbonne University Paris and his examination committee consisted of Prof. Rachel Fischer and Prof. Elisabet Stener-Victorin from Karolinska Institutet and Prof. emeritus Walter Kutschera from the University of Vienna.

KIRSTY SPALDING AWARDED A KAW GRANT

Wednesday the 30th of September 2020

Kirsty Spalding has recently been awarded with a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation totaling 31,000,000 SEK for five years. Together with Göran Possnert (Uppsala University) and Ulf Smith (Gothenburg University) our group will be studying the mechanisms behind premature senescence of adipocytes using this wonderful oppurtunity. The press release of the KAW Foundation can be read here.

Updated on the 4th of May 2021

An article (in Swedish) by the KAW Foundation zooming in on this research project can be found here.

THE SPALDING LAB NOW ON NETFLIX

Sunday the 2nd of August 2020

In the Netflix series 'Connected' journalist Latif Nasser delves into the connections phenomenons such as clouds, digits and dust have with science in far-away fields. Amongst the different episodes is one that deals with nukes and it is precisely in this episode that work of the Spalding Lab can be seen. It is precisely the aftermath of nuclear bomb tests that are employed in the research we do to understand fat cell and lipid turnover. Can we suggest you boot up Netflix and watch episode 6 of 'Connected'? (Or if you're solely interested in our work, we suggest going to the 26:40 mark).

QIAN LI DEFENDED HER PHD THESIS


Friday the 6th of March 2020

After years of hard work and busy weeks leading up to this moment, Qian Li has successfully defended her PhD thesis and has been awarded the title of doctor. Her thesis was called 'Novel properties of mature adipocytes in obesity and hyperinsulinemia'. The opponent during the defence was associate Professor Patrick Seale from the University of Pennsylvania and her examination committee consisted out of associate Professors Jorge Ruas and Arne Lindqvist from Karolinska Institutet and Associate Professor Martin Jastroch from the University of Stockholm.

KIRSTY SPALDING IN MEDICINSK VETENSKAP

Wednesday the 16th of December 2019

In the fourth installment of the Medicinsk vetenskap magazine that is regularly published by Karolinska Institutet, Kirsty Spalding was interviewed by Cecilia Odlind. Here she goes into fat cell numbers, fat cell size, an unsolved murder case and living in a cave. Want to read more? The full interview can be found here.