Translational Medicine: From Bench to BedsideSemester Course

Medical Practice & Policy
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Course End Date Note
This course will last run in the semester of Spring 2020 and will be replaced by Precision Medicine: Tailored Treatment in Clinical Practice.
Core Course
Spring semester

This course provides you with insight into state-of-the-art research and research application in the medical field. You interact with practitioners, medical researchers and other scientists, who specialize in research in selected acute and chronic diseases. The emphasis is on the dynamic relationship between laboratory research and bedside application with the purpose of developing novel patient therapies. You learn how research results guide the development of new clinical therapies, and vice versa. Doctors and scientists provide real-life examples of translational medicine practices and give you exposure to analyzing and developing diagnostic tools and treatment protocols.

Note: Please be aware that the course does not provide regular medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients.


Natalia Landázuri Sáenz

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005).  Post-doctoral fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Associate Professor Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Fulbright scholar (1999-2001).  Research in genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Has created, designed, implemented and evaluated courses at university level. Acted as Pedagogical Advisor, Development and Regeneration Doctoral Program, Karolinska Institutet. Has participated in national and international committees to evaluate and promote scientific and academic advancements. With DIS since 2017.