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Department of Laboratory Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Laboratory Medicine (ILM), one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients.


Images and illustrations from medical laboratory research. Photo collage.

Our strongest research areas are:

  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Laboratory Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Immunology in the medical area
  • Microbiology in the medical area
  • Occupational and environmental medicine
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology

In addition, we are also active as lecturers within first and second cycle education – above all within the medical and biomedical degree programmes.

Contact us

Visiting address, ILM office:
BMC, I:12
Sölvegatan 19
221 00 Lund

Contact details to the deparmental office and managment

Department facts (2023)

Research groups: 82
Employees: 323
Professors: 30
Guest professors: 1
PhD students: 111
Dissertations: 18
Revenues: 427
Government fundings: SEK 99 million
External grants: SEK 324 million