University of Gothenburg
A man is drinking a little bottle of fluid within a glucose monitoring test.
A patient is undergoing a glucose monitoring test to measure the blood sugar levels.
Photo: Malin Arnesson

Our research

Why are so many people affected by type 2 diabetes? How is the risk of developing type 2 diabetes influenced by factors such as age, obesity and family history? Find out more about our research here.

The investigators at the Lundberg Laboratory seek to understand the causes of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. Our goals are to identify early risk factors and to pinpoint biomarkers to enable early intervention and prevention. We seek to understand the impact of overweight and obesity, as well as the effects of increased adipose tissue mass. In particular we focus on the role of cellular senescence, shown to be increased in individuals with type 2 diabetes and in individuals with hereditary risks for developing diabetes.

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Are you ready to move on to the next stage of your career? Develop your skills in one of our outstanding research environments. At the Institute of Medicine, we conduct preclinical research in a laboratory environment, clinical research and studies at the population level.

We work closely with healthcare providers and have a large international network of collaborators. The Sahlgrenska Academy Core Facilities also provide access to advanced technical infrastructure and expertise for every researcher. 
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