Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet
Units 608-613, Building 15W, No. 15 Science Park West Avenue, Science Park, Sha Tin
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
As part of Karolinska Institutet, Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) is established to further accelerate research in stem cell biology, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and regenerative medicine at Karolinska Institutet, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.
MWLC consists of two nodes, one in Hong Kong, located at the Hong Kong Science Park and one in Stockholm. The research activities at MWLC focus on tissue repair, with special emphasis on the nervous system, heart and skin. A key component of MWLC’s research is related to the development of frontline technologies applicable for imaging and tracing, drug delivery and tissue engineering to be used in various domains of reparative medicine.
The Stockholm node encompasses a research grant programme aimed at group leaders at Karolinska Institutet in the broad subject of reparative medicine and who are pursuing research related to the field. Six Lau Fellows are appointed to spearhead research efforts of the node.
MWLC aims at improving human health and quality of life through excellent research based on fruitful and successful international teamwork and collaborations. As part of its mission, MWLC also develops and engages in research courses, seminars, and symposia at both nodes, to enhance interactions of the research communities in Karolinska Institutet, Hong Kong, Mainland China and the rest of the world, and to nurture opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration.
Senior Management Sandra Ceccatelli, Director
Number of Staff 35
Head of Administration, MWLC Hong Kong Node
Director and Professor