Marc Guitart-Masip appointed as an associate professor in neuroscience

At the end of January, Marc Guitart-Masip, researcher at the Aging Research Center, was appointed as an associate professor in neuroscience at the KI Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society. – It is exciting and inspiring to become an associate professor, says Marc Guitart Masip. Marc has currently three main research interests: First, to understand the … Continue reading Marc Guitart-Masip appointed as an associate professor in neuroscience


Seminar on March 8: Health and social care on equal terms?

On the International Women’s Day, March 8, PRO and Aging Research Center (ARC), Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, jointly organize a seminar on the conditions for equal access to health- and social care for the oldest old people. ARC researchers Carin Lennartsson, Pär Schön, and Janne Agerholm are speakers at this seminar. You register by … Continue reading Seminar on March 8: Health and social care on equal terms?


In memory of Marti G Parker

Marti Gale Parker, professor of social gerontology at the Aging Research Center, has passed away after a long illness. Marti played a leading role in establishing the center, helping stabilize its funding and research direction. Her work was at the international forefront of research on the connection between older people’s function, health, and social and … Continue reading In memory of Marti G Parker


Maximising long-­term care policy learning and knowledge exchange

Stockholm Gerontology Research Center is the Swedish partner in an EU-funded international project that studies “Quality and cost-effectiveness in long-term care and dependency prevention”. The project, which started in 2016 and runs until 2018, includes 12 EU countries (Bulgaria, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria). From the Stockholm … Continue reading Maximising long-­term care policy learning and knowledge exchange


Research environment grant to ARC from VR

— The VR grant will allow us to build a new, multidisciplinary environment to address the complexity and heterogeneity of older adults’ health, says Professor Laura Fratiglioni. Our solid anchorage in clinical practice and the integration of disciplines from molecular biology to epidemiology will uniquely position us to identify targets that can help individualize primary … Continue reading Research environment grant to ARC from VR


ARC Juniors’ Christmas-themed study circle

This year, ARC Juniors held a Christmas-themed study circle where we included elements and activities of Christmas spirit, such as gingerbread house making. Among other things discussed at the study circle were upcoming courses at KI, and questions regarding authorship for articles. All three sectors (social gerontology, medical and psychology) were present at this Christmas … Continue reading ARC Juniors’ Christmas-themed study circle


Grants to ARC researchers from the Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council (SRC) has come to a decision in the “Medicine and Health 2017” and “Humanities and Social Sciences 2017” calls. The lists of approved grants were published in end October and beginning of November respectively. In total, researchers at the Aging Research Center are awarded  11 800 000 SEK in project grants. … Continue reading Grants to ARC researchers from the Swedish Research Council


New course for PhD students: “Aging Societies: Challenges and Opportunities”

Program: Public Health Science Time: April 9 – 27, 2018 Place: Aging Research Center (ARC, NVS Department, Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm University), Gävlegatan 16, Stockholm Credits: 3 This course approaches the challenges and opportunities of an aging population from a public health perspective. It focuses on the lifelong heterogeneous aging process, and health and welfare in … Continue reading New course for PhD students: “Aging Societies: Challenges and Opportunities”


Sino-Sweden Network for Aging Research Workshop

The Sino-Sweden Network for Aging Research Workshop took place on October 25-27, 2017, at the Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. The theme was “Genetic and environmental factors for cognitive aging across Eastern-Western cultures”. The program consisted of Key Lectures, Special Sessions, and Junior Investigator Sessions. The workshop attracted many junior researchers and doctoral … Continue reading Sino-Sweden Network for Aging Research Workshop