Successful workshop in Vellore, India (Apr 2013)
Tove and Erik travelled to Vellore in South India to participate in a workshop on the Vellore Birth Cohort, which was started in the 1970's. The workshop was focused on the 40-year follow-up of the cohort and we discussed what phenotypes to include. The workshop was funded through FAS, forskningsrådet för arbetsliv och socialvetenskap and had about 30 participants, from India, UK and Sweden. Tove and Erik led the discussions on diabetes and CVD phenotypes. We also got the oppurtunity to see the large well-kept hospital in Vellore and the biochemistry lab. We got to meet many new friends and fellow researchers and hope to get the oppurtunity to travel to India soon again!
--Tove 09:45 , 16 April 2013 (CET)
GIANT Extremes paper published (Apr 2013)
Stefan, Andrea, Tove and Erik are co-authors of the GIANT Extremes paper that was released as early online publication today.
Great news and a GIANT effort for our team, as Erik has led this project for the past four years, and Stefan and Andrea are starred first authors!!
The article can be found here: http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/index.html
We also got good news coverage:
--Erik 16:42, 07 April 2013 (CET)
Andrea published a paper on GWAS and longevity (Jan 2013)
Andrea published a paper where he studied how useful GWAS have been in disentangling the complicated genetic architecture of longevity. They have been somehow useful, but there is a long way to go....
Check here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23354976
--Andrea 16:32, 06 February 2013 (CET)
The big day for Stefan (Jan 2013)
On Jan 24, after an excellent disputation, we witnessed the birth of Dr. Gustafsson!! Big applause!!
Also congratulations to Erik for having his second PhD graduate! --Gao 09:02, 25 December 2013 (CET)
New Year, New University, New Challenges (Jan 2013)
Dear friends and colleagues,
As the old year comes to a close and the new begins, it is also my last day as professor at Karolinska Institutet. I have had five great years at KI, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank my colleagues who have made my time and research so rewarding. My warm thanks of course goes to my research group and department, but also to all other colleagues at Karolinska and internationally.
Tomorrow, I am taking up office as Professor of Molecular Epidemiology at Uppsala University, and am really looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to building a research program in large-scale clinical -omics and molecular epidemiology at the highest international level. I am also very pleased that my research group is joining me in Uppsala, and that our ongoing project can continue and further develop, while we are also starting up new exciting initiatives in Uppsala.
My new contact details are as follows:
Erik Ingelsson, MD, PhD, FAHA
Professor of Molecular Epidemiology
Postal Address: Department of Medical Sciences, Molecular Epidemiology, Uppsala University Hospital, SE-751 85 Uppsala
Visiting Adress: Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR), Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, First floor, MTC building, Science Park, Uppsala
Phone: +46-70-756 94 22
Fax: +46-18-51 55 70
Home page: www.ingelsson.org
I wish you all a very happy and joyful 2013!
Gott nytt år!!!
--Erik Ingelsson 14:55, 31 December 2012 (CET)
Christmas Party (Dec 2012)
New year will soon start with new exciting projects and, for some of us, a new location. We celebrated the past year with games and Indian food. In the following picture we are ordered by ... ? Who guess? --Andrea Ganna 18:56,19 December 2012 (CET)
The AHA and ASHG Annual meetings (Nov 2012)
In early November our group attended the annual meetings of the American Heart Association (AHA) in Los Angeles, and of the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) in San Francisco. Most group members presented their results either orally or as a poster. This represented an exciting opportunity to communicate our results to a large audience. --Marcel den Hoed 22:23, 20 January 2013 (CET)
Colorado Trip (Nov 2012)
Our international collaborations are expanding. Erik, Jitender and Andrea went to Colorado to meet the collaborators from the Proteomics and Metabolomics facility in Colorado State University (http://www.pmf.colostate.edu/). Jessica, Corey and Adam are great people and very competent scientists. Together we embarked a journey in the the mysteries of mass spectrometry, in slippery tracks in the Rocky mountains and in the drakest gorges of a colorado-based craft brewery. From our trip we learnt that behind we believe to be simple there is always something more complicated. But most importantly we learnt that collaboration with other scientists from other fields can be very useful to expand our research horizon. --Andrea Ganna 17:01, 06 November 2012 (CET)
Grant from Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation (Oct 2012)
Today, we learned that Erik received a grant of 1.2 Mkr from the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation for our work within cardiovascular molecular epidemiology. --Erik Ingelsson 17:01, 30 October 2012 (CET)
Two papers in Nature Genetics (Aug 2012)
Today, two papers where we have been involved appeared online in Nature Genetics. Both of the papers have been utilizing the CardioMetabochip, and we have contributed with data from several cohorts. One of the papers, "Large-scale association analysis provides insights into the genetic architecture and pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes" is focused on type 2 diabetes and comes from the DIAGRAM consortium, whereas the other "Large-scale association analyses identify new loci influencing glycemic traits and provide insight into the underlying biological pathways" focusses on glycemic traits. Erik is starred last author on the latter of the papers. --Erik Ingelsson 13:31, 12 August 2012 (CET)
Two funded grants (Nov 2011)
Last week, we learned that a infrastructure grant called SATSA – an international resource for studies on aging was awarded almost 4 Mkr from the Swedish Research Council. Nancy Pedersen was the main applicant, and Erik co-applicant. Today, we got the positive news that the grant Plasma biomarkers for individualized medicine in cardiovascular diseases was awarded almost 10 Mkr from VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems). Erik was a co-applicant also of this grant, where the main applicant was Mathias Uhlén. --Erik Ingelsson 17:51, 25 November 2011 (CET)
Several papers recently published or accepted (Oct 2011)
Recently, we published a paper from ULSAM in JAMA studying cathepsin S in relation to mortality led by our collaborator Johan Ärnlöv. Also, several registry-based studies that Erik have worked with for quite some time were accepted in Circulation, European Heart Journal and Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Last, but not the least, Andrea got the first paper of his PhD accepted in American Journal of Epidemiology. --Erik Ingelsson 12.19, 10 October 2011 (CET)
Member of Young Academy of Sweden (May 2011)
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has established a new academy for young researchers within all disciplines working in Sweden. The aim is to create an interdisciplinary forum and research-political platform for young researchers in Sweden. The members have been elected for excellence in science and engagement for the young academy's areas of interest. The first 22 members of the young academy will independently form an election process and gradually increase the number of members up to approximately 40.
Young academies have started in several countries, for example in Germany and the Netherlands, and in the spring 2010 also a Global Young Academy was inaugurated. On May 27, The Young Academy of Sweden was founded with a ceremony for invited guests, and Erik was one of the first members.
One of Sweden's Super Talents 2010 (Jan 2011)
Erik was ranked #14 among “Sweden's 101 Super Talents 2010" by Veckans Affärer, which is a major weekly Swedish business journal. It is always nice to get recognized, and in this case in a different context since the list is populated by people from various fields of the society.
GIANT manuscripts published (Oct 2010)
Today, two of our GIANT manuscripts exploring genetic determinants of BMI and waist-hip ratio went online in Nature Genetics, and a couple of weeks ago, our height paper was published in Nature. A great success for our hard work in the GIANT consortium! And it was also fun with all media coverage in Sweden - Erik appeared in Rapport, Dagens Nyheter and Vetenskapsradion (leading TV, newspaper and radio) in 24 hours, which was fun. --Erik Ingelsson 15:29, 10 October 2010 (CET)
Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology (Jul 2010)
After a couple of turns during the spring, Erik is as of today Professor of cardiovascular epidemiology at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet. Over and out - now opening the champagne bottle... --Erik Ingelsson 21.30, 1 July 2010 (CET)
Several manuscripts recently accepted or published (Feb 2010)
Today we learned that one of the manuscripts that we have been working most with over the past year, 'Detailed Physiologic Characterization Reveals Diverse Mechanisms for Novel Genetic Loci Regulating Glucose and Insulin Metabolism in Humans' was accepted for publication in Diabetes. In this paper, we have utilized data from 14 studies including 29,084 non-diabetic individuals to investigated associations of loci identified by the Meta-Analyses of Glucose and Insulin-related traits Consortium (MAGIC) with circulating proinsulin, measures of insulin secretion and sensitivity from oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT), euglycemic clamps, insulin suppression tests and frequently-sampled intravenous glucose tolerance tests.
Also, over the past weeks there have also been several other manuscripts accepter or published including the first article of Stefan! --Erik Ingelsson 08.13, 18 February 2010 (CET)
Winner of Ingvar Carlsson Award 2008 (Sep 2009)
Today we got the very good news that Erik is one of 12 recipients of the Ingvar Carlsson Award from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. The title of the application was: "The genetic architecture of cardiovascular disease and associated conditions: Genome-wide studies and beyond". Apart from the recognizion of his research career, the award will come with a sizable three-year grant, and Erik will also get the opportunity to take part in a leadership training program. --Erik Ingelsson 14.14, 10 September 2009 (CET)
Award winner of Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women's Health, American Heart Association (March 2009)
Erik won the Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women's Health at the American Heart Association conference in Florida. Apart from eternal glory, he got a really nice plaque to put on the wall. --Erik Ingelsson 19:33, 12 March 2009 (CET)
Grant from Åke Wibergs Foundation for project on adipokines (Dec 2008)
We recieved the good news that Åke Wibergs Foundation decided to fund an additional year of Erik's ongoing project: “Adipokines – an important link between obesity and cardiovascular disease?” Other current sources of support for that project include the Swedish Research Council, Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, Linnéus Foundation for Medical Research, Foundation of Erik, Karin och Gösta Selander, Foundation of Fredrik and Ingrid Thuring and the Royal Swedish Academy of Science. --Erik Ingelsson 13:51, 17 December 2008 (CET)
Large grant from Swedish Research Council within the SIMSAM initiative (Dec 2008)
As one of the co-applicants, Erik was happy to hear that our project: “Transmitted and Acquired Determinants of Health across the Life-Span” received a large grant from the Swedish Research Council to do registry-based ´ research over the next five years. --Erik Ingelsson 11:49, 11 December 2008 (CET)