Group members

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Olof Idevall-Hagren

Our lab use quantitative live cell imaging and optogenetics to understand signaling underlying beta cell function in both health and diabetes. Current projects are focused on the role of signaling lipids as regulators of insulin secretion and on the role of physical contacts between cellular organelles as putative reaction centers that control organelle functions.


Ongoing Projects...

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Olof Idevall-Hagren

Financial support


Swedish Research Council

(VR, Unga forskare-MH)

Organelle dynamics in pancreatic beta cell physiology and pathophysiology


Göran Gustafssons stiftelse


The Importance of Endoplasmic Reticulum – Plasma Membrane Contacts in the Regulation of Beta-cell Function and Insulin Secretion


Malin och Lennart Philipsons stiftelse

Activity-dependent modulation of the endoplasmic reticulum

Other funding

  • 2016-2019
    Novo-Nordisk foundation

  • 2016-2018
    Magnus Bergwalls stiftelse

  • 2016-2019
    STINT (Joint China-Sweden mobility grant)

  • 2016-2017
    Åke Wibergs stiftelse

  • 2011-2014
    Swedish research council (postdoctoral fellowship)


within the Department of Medical Cell Biology:

  • Anders Tengholm
  • Sebastian Barg
  • PO Carlsson

outside the Department of Medical Cell Biology:

  • Pietro De Camilli (Yale University, New Haven, CT),
  • Joerg Bewersdorf (Yale University, New Haven, CT).