Professor of Neurosurgery at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience since 2009.
Mikael Svensson was a member of the research group that was one of the first to demonstrate, in 1999, that stem cells are formed in the hippocampus in the human adult brain. His group is now working with stem cell research in a number of areas.
Transplantation of stem cells in rats has shown that damaged cells in the central nervous system survive to a higher degree than they otherwise would have done. Mikael Svensson's group has also developed a cylinder with channels for nerve fibres, intended to be used during the repair of damage to the central nervous system.