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Aging Research Center

A multidisciplinary research center devoted to aging and health. Established in 2000 by Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University.

ARC’s mission

ARC’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older individuals by contributing to the understanding of the aging process from a biomedical, and psychological and sociological perspective in relation to life-long social and physical contexts. ARC conducts research and education and spreads research findings within and outside the scientific community.

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Welcome to ARC’s website!

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Doctoral thesis defence: Ying Shang, Friday 16 April, 13:30

Title: “How can older adults combat diabetes to achieve a longer and healthier life?”

  • External reviewer: Associate Professor Barbara Bendlin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Geriatric Faculty, Department of Medicine, USA
  • Principal Supervisor: Associate Professor Weili Xu
ARC seminar with Sebastian Palmqvist, Lund University, Tuesday 20 April, 11:00

“Plasma Biomarkers of AD”
Host: Serhiy Dekhtyar

ARC seminar with Juan-Jesus Carrero, KI, MEB on Tuesday 27 April, 11:00
ARC seminar with Agneta Herlitz, KI, Department of Clinical Neuroscience on Tuesday 4 May, 11:00

Title: TBA
Host: Ingrid Ekström

ARC seminar with Tine Rostgaard, Stockholm University on Tuesday 11 May, 11:00
ARC seminar with Jonas Olofsson, Stockholm University on Tuesday 18 May, 11:00

Job openings

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive neuroscience of aging. (temporary full time position longer than six months). Deadline for application is 30 April 2021.

Available positions at ARC are also advertised on the Job openings page. All open academic and administrative positions are listed on Karolinska Institutet’s website – including all open positions for doctoral students and post docs.