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.
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 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.

Below, you can take part and read about our exciting research. In addition, there is also an overview of our research infrastructure.

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

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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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Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN)