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We are a group of motivated scientists, educators and designers who want to improve interdisciplinary research at Karolinska Institutet.

We believe this is extremely important to further develop Karolinska position as a cutting edge Medical University. We are aware that the most successful scientific outcomes comes from research that involves more then one field: physics and medicine, biology and mathematics, nursing and proteomics, molecular biology and engineering.

Interdisciplinary research has higher chance to be funded: both US (with CTREATIV) and the European Union (with Horizon 2020) are encouraging interdisciplinary, highly-risk and innovative research. Additionally, such approach is more suitable to tackle the upcoming questions of the century, where single-field innovation in no longer an option.

If interdisciplinary research is so important, why don’t we do it more?

To improve the chance of interdisciplinary opportunities among scientists, we want to:

This is the Bench to Bed Manifesto
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