University of Gothenburg

About us

The Wallenberg Laboratory is a translational research environment and part of the Institute of Medicine at the University of Gothenburg. Here you will find more information about us, our goals and collaborators.

Our research

Cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes and dysregulation of lipid metabolism are closely linked. The mechanisms underlying the development of these diseases are complex. Therefore, research on cardiovascular and metabolic disease requires integration of competence from several fields.

At the Wallenberg Laboratory we are working towards meeting these needs by combining competence from experts within epidemiology, microbiology, physiology, molecular cell biology, lipidomics, mouse genetics, gnotobiotic mouse models and biochemistry. The Wallenberg Laboratory has around 130 staff members distributed over roughly 15 research groups and originating from more than 20 countries. We host research groups performing clinical as well as experimental researchers.

Our goals

At the Wallenberg Laboratory, we are working towards two shared goals:

  • to understand the causes of cardiovascular and metabolic disease
  • to develop new treatments in these fields

About the Wallenberg Laboratory

The translational approach to developing new therapeutic and prevention strategies from our research has been at the core of our operation since the start in 1987. We are today internationally renowned for successful translational cardiovascular and metabolic research. Being located in Sweden’s largest hospital, the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, provides excellent opportunities for clinical research, for example access to patients. Our position at Sahlgrenska also facilitates collaboration with experts in various research fields. In addition, we have close collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry. 

The establishment of the Wallenberg Laboratory was originally made possible by donations from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and AstraZeneca. We are today part of the Institute of Medicine at the University of Gothenburg.

Environment and sustainability

The Wallenberg Laboratory takes pride in providing a safe working environment and in being environmentally friendly. The efforts of our environmental committee have been commended for their work throughout the years. We continually audit our routines and equipment to ensure safety and sustainability, and we are currently exploring solutions within energy saving, chemical exchange and resource efficiency.