Faculty of Medicine

Lund University


Department of Translational Medicine

I laboratoriet/In laboratory  Photo: Björn Martinsson

The Department of Translational Medicine conducts basic research in a laboratory environment, as well as patient-centred clinical research. We also carry out epidemiological studies.

The majority of our research is conducted in the following fields:

  • cancer
  • diagnostic imaging and radiation physics
  • blood, coagulation and immunology
  • infections and antibiotic resistance
  • hand surgery
  • kidney diseases
  • reproduction medicine 

Great emphasis is placed on research being transferable to the needs of the population and patients for healthcare and health. New forms of diagnostics, treatments and drugs take shape in close collaboration with other stakeholders including Skåne University Hospital’s public healthcare and Region Skåne’s laboratory medicine operations.

Computer support and artificial intelligence plays an increasingly important role within research, education and healthcare. The development and application of new technologies and methods linked to medical hardware and software have a prominent position within several of our research fields.

The department offers research studies and participates in various ways in the faculty’s medical degree programme.

We cooperate with wider society through networks and collaborations, often with an interdisciplinary and interprofessional focus. Public authorities, county councils/regions, municipalities, the pharmaceutical industry and other private stakeholders in Sweden and internationally are part of our collaborative network.

We are present in point-of-care environments in Skåne University Hospital in central Malmö. Parts of our organisation are located at the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) and the Wallenberg laboratory in Malmö. CRC is a modern prize-winning facility for research, education and healthcare on the hospital campus in Malmö. Environments nearby are home to Malmö University and the Medeon research park.

The departmental board is the highest decision-making body, and is led by the head of the department. The head of department is also the manager of the department, supported by a management group.

The department’s research teams are organised directly under the head of department, with no intermediary levels.

The departmental office is a support and service function for the departmental management and for the organisation, with regard to human resources, finance and communication. The office works operationally on behalf of the head of department and the management group, which includes the head of the office.



Employees: 121 (incl. doctoral students and administrative staff)
Professors: 16
Post-retirement professors: 5
Full time doctoral students: 34
Postdocs/researchers/teaching staff: 30
Postdoc scholarship holders: 10
Research teams: 21

Doctoral theses defended: 12
Research articles: 300

Revenue from direct government funding: approx. SEK 35 million
Revenue from external grants: approx. SEK 85 million
Turnover: approx. SEK 130 million

(Staff data from 1 October 2016, other figures from 31 December 2016)


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