Mikael Rydén

Principal investigator MD, PhD, Professor, senior consultant and head of Endocrinology Unit, Dep of Medicine, Huddinge, KI.

Mikael is expert in clinical adipose tissue research and functional phenotyping of human adipocytes.

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Peter Arner

Senior professor
KI, Dep of Med


Vast experience from white adipose tissue research over 5 decades.

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Thais De Castro Barbosa

PhD, Senior Research Technician
KI, Dep of Med


Expert in cell culture work including cell-line models and primary cultures of human skeletal muscle and adipocytes. Also experience from a variety of associated of in vitro assays, e.g. tracer-based metabolic flux, viral transduction, siRNA mediated gene silencing, cellular and molecular biology, including RNA/DNA/protein analysis assays; library preparation for next generation sequence and sequencing. Worked with animal physiology.
Currently engaged in adipocyte spheroid development and optimization from several human cell types.

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Volker Lauschke

Associate Professor in Personalized Medicine and Drug Development
Director of the Micro- and Nanoengineering Facility
CEO of HepaPredict AB
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (FyFa)


My lab is specialized in primary human tissue engineering, particularly of organotypic 3D models of human liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. To this end, we combine expertise in cell biology, systems and network analytics and microfluidics to develop models of tissue function and crosstalk in health and disease. Within SPHERES, we contribute with the development, characterization and benchmarking of human spheroid models from SVF.

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Volker Lauschke

Salwan Maqdasy

MD, PhD
KI, Dep of Med


Specialist in Endocrinology trained in France where he also obtained his PhD, currently employed as a post-doctoral fellow focusing on functional bioenergetic analyses of human adipocyte.

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Niklas Mejhert

PhD
KI, Dep of Med


After a 5 year post-doc at Harvard (Bob Farese/Tobi Walther) returned to Sweden to co-lead the research group with Professor Mikael Rydén. Expert in adipocyte and LD biology as well as mechanistic studies of adipocytes.

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Morgane Couchet

PhD
KI, Dep of Med


Post-doctoral fellow recruited for SPHERES, works with adipocyte spheroids and the lipid droplet proteome.

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Alastair Kerr

PhD, post-doctoral fellow
KI, Dep of Med


Works with uncovering the lipid droplet transcriptome.

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Alastair Kerr

Alison Ludzski

PhD
KI, Dep of Med


Post doctoral fellow working with high-throughput functional screens of human adipocytes.

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Lucas Massier

PhD
KI, Dep of Med


Postdoctoral fellow recruited for the SPHERES project, develops gene editing tools for human adipocytes (CRISPR, Transfection, Lentivirus) and adipocyte spheroids. Before moving to SPHERES vast experience in gut microbiome studies & analysis of related next-generation sequencing data as well as adipose tissue genetics (e.g. GWAS analysis).
 

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Joanne Shen

Doctoral Student
KI, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (FyFa)


Development and characterisation of the human adipocyte spheroid model.

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Na Wang

MD, PhD, Senior Research Technician
KI, Dep of Med


Recently recruited to the Rydén & Mejhert group, works with functional phenotyping of human adipose tissue.

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