Karolinska Institutet (KI)


Roland Grafström
Professor, PI

Pekka Kohonen

Penny Nymark
Assistant Professor

New Approach Methodologies & in vitro and in silico data generation

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is the largest centre for medical education and research in Sweden and home of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. KI has about 4.700 employees, 2.000 active graduate students and 5.800 students. The university also houses a large number of guest researchers and international scholars. KI is 41 in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020. The IMM Institute of Environmental Medicine (Institutet för Miljömedicin in Swedish), a department at KI, is devoted to physical and chemical aspects of environmental medicine and health protection. The Department has about 350 employees engaged in research, risk assessment and education within four major areas; Epidemiology, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Physiology and Toxicology. IMM provides regulatory authorities in Sweden and EC as well as international organizations like The World Health Organization (WHO) with expertise, support and advice regarding environmental health risk assessments, and trains toxicologists and global health professionals.

Main activities within HARMLESS:

  • WP3 leader
  • New Approach Methodologies, in vitro and in silico data generation
  • Additionally involved in WPs 1, 5, 7 and 8
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