Close links between basic and applied research teams facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research; crossing the boundaries between traditional disciplines and university departments is a hallmark of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Our research spans the entire medical field, from basic experimental research to patient-oriented research, health sciences and public health.

We focus on research cooperation across professional and faculty borders and between different research areas – a combination that has proved successful. Patient benefit is the focus of our research. Therefore Region Östergötland and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has an array of joint research programs to strengthen clinical research. Examples of research areas in which we are at the front line are medical image science, regenerative medicine, systems neurobiology and forensic medical sciences.

Research areas

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Autoimmunity and allergy

Autoimmune diseases and allergies are, as a rule, chronic conditions, which can cause significant impairment of function and can sometimes be life-threatening.

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Cancer and Hematology

Cancer is a unifying concept for a number of diseases where abnormal cells divide , sometimes uncontrolled and invading other tissues.

Cell and Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology research focus on  how molecules and systems within cells interact. Of special interest is the flow of genetic information from DNA via RNA to protein synthesis, and how these processes are regulated.

Research centers



e-Health is one of five areas of strength at Linköping University and Region Östergötland. The areas' mission is to conduct internationally outstanding research and to create an inclusive research environment with high scientific level.

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Cancer is a research network for scientists and health care professionals at Linköping University and at the County Council of Östergötland (Region Östergötland). The research is related to cancer diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment.

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Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at LiU

WCMM at LiU focuses on the medicine-technology interface, and build upon our existing strengths in research within medical technology, materials science and bioengineering.

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Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV)

CMIV conducts focused front-line research providing solutions to tomorrow’s clinical issues. The CMIV mission is to develop future methods and tools for image analysis and visualization for applications within health care and medical research.

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Circulation and metabolism - CircM

CircM is a strategic research network for researchers at Linköping University and Region Östergötland within the research field circulation and cardio-metabolic risk factors.

Strategic Research Area in Forensic Sciences

The Strategic Research Area in Forensic Sciences is a joint venture between the National Board of Forensic Medicine in Sweden and Linköping University.

Research infrastructure

Doctoral studies