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Karolinska Institutet - KI


A medical university

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education.
Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Karolinska Institutet was founded by King Karl XIII in 1810 as an "academy for the training of skilled army surgeons". Today, Karolinska Institutet is a modern medical university and one of the foremost in the world. With our close relationship to the clinical milieu, a well established infrastructure and a stable financial situation, Karolinska Institutet has excellent prerequisites for sustaining high quality research and education.

The Astrid FagraeusLaboratory (AFL) was organizationally transferred from The Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI) to KarolinskaInstitutet on January 1, 2012. AFL has a long experience in HIV vaccine studies in macaques, and has a new laboratory for non-human primates, including a BSL-3 unit, with a housing capacity of approx. 150 animals. The housing and care of the animals are in full compliance with the new EC requirements. Positive reinforcement training is used in the daily routines in order to facilitate the handling of the primates in connection with injections and other procedures.

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17177 Stockholm

Financial and administrative matters:
Miles Davies

Scientific matters:
Mats Spångberg, DVM PhD
Chief Veterinarian, AFL
mats.spangberg @