Our aim is to identify genetic factors that predispose to the development of neuropsychiatric and metabolic disorders. 

We focus on understanding how genes and environment contribute to development and treatment of psychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar disease, schizophrenia and anorexia. We also focus on the anorectic state that is sometimes observed in end state renal disease, often in combination with cardiovascular complications and inflammation. Several projects are available in this area. Projects typically involve large clinical cohorts that are studied with state of the art molecular methodology, often relating genetic data to disease as well as analyzing how the environment including early experiences may interact with the genetic makeup. Areas of interest that are particularly new and exciting include epigenetic studies as well as inflammation as a factor in psychiatric illness.




   If you would like to support this area of research

   you could do that by using Swish transfer. 

  Our Swish number is 123-245 79 76


Always state the name of group/team leader in order for us to allocate the gift properly. 

Or you can also use the following accounts:

BG: 628-4418
PG: 514114-8

Always state the name of group/team leader in order for us to allocate the gift properly. 

If you are outside of Sweden, please use the following information:

Bank: SEB, Stockholm, Sweden
Account No. 5201-11 370 12
Iban-number: SE16 5000 0000 0520 1113 7012
Bic-code (the bank´s electronic address): ESSESESS
Account holder: Center for Molecular Medicine Foundation
L8:05, Karolinska University Hospital
171 76 Stockholm, Sweden


Group leader

Martin Schalling


Job title






Genetics, Microbiota, Neuropsychiatric diseases


ADHD, Bipolar disease, Depression, Eating disorders, Schizofrenia