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Gonçalo Castelo-Branco Group - Contact

Contact information to the staff at the Gonçalo-Castelo Branco group.



Goncalo Castelo-Branco

Telefon: 08-524 879 36
Enhet: Goncalo Castelo Brancos grupp

Visiting address

Division of Molecular Neurobiology
Biomedicum, 6C
Solnavägen 9
171 65 Solna

Research environment

Our research group is based at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB), at the Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm, Sweden, within the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology.

This Research Division has presently 8 research groups, focused on several aspects of development, stem cell biology, neuroscience and cancer, providing a unique critical mass and expertize, and vibrant scientific environment. Our research group has access to state-of-the-art resources in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and cell imaging within the unit, at the MBB department and the National Core Facility SciLifeLab at the KI campus.

Furthermore, KI is a university focused on biomedical sciences and the Nobel Assembly at KI annually awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. KI ranks as one of the world's leading medical universities, with around 600 research groups covering all medical fields.

Research group

Outdoor group picture of the members of the research group.

Goncalo Castelo-Branco Principle Investigator
Tony Jimenez-Beristain Lab manager
Ana Mendanha Falcao Post-doctoral fellow
Elisa Floriddia Post-doctoral fellow
Marek Bartosovic Post-doctoral fellow
Eneritz Agirre Post-doctoral fellow
Alessandro Bonetti Post-doctoral fellow
Mandy Meijer PhD Student
Samudyata PhD student
David van Bruggen PhD student
Mukund Kabbe Master student
Petra Kukanja Master student
Tania Lourenço Visiting PhD student, Mário Grãos lab
Florian Gabriel Master student
Natali Papanicolaou Master student

Previous post-doctoral fellows

  • Sueli Marques

Previous project/bachelor/master students

  • Rashid Holtinkoski
  • Leipa Kazlauskaite
  • Milda Valiukonyte
  • Marjan Abbasi
  • Gloria Chen
  • Filip Cvetko
  • Helena Francis
  • Kedir Hamza
  • Iris Muller
  • Atul Paulson
  • Theresa Mader
  • Fatemah Rezayee
  • Abdirahman Farah
  • Diana Hernandez
  • João Santos
  • Wouter Beenker
  • Abeer Heskol
  • Bastienne Zaremba
  • Shupei Zhang
  • Ka Lee


Ad-hoc applications are welcome. Please e-mail Gonçalo at

Lab Social



Outdoor group picture of the members of the research group.

Group members in front of the movie poster.

Groupie of the MolNeuro division.

Group picture of the group celebrating.

Group picture of the group on the ice with curling equipment. Photo: private.


The Castelo Branco group, wearing helmets and high-visibility vests in Biomedicum.

The Castelo Branco group, wearing helmets and high-visibility vests in Biomedicum.

Lab Retreat at Fotografiska, October 2017.

Lab Retreat at Fotografiska, October 2017.

Marek, Sam and Gonçalo at the meeting of the RNA Society of Sweden in Skåne, September 2017.

Gonçalo, Ana and David at Euroglia 2017, July 2017.

Farewell barbecue to João, Wouter and Abeer.

Molneuro retreat 2017.


Goncalo-Castelo-Branco group having christmas dinner in 2016

Curling kickoff 2016 with Hjerling-Leffler's, Marklund's and Linnarsson’s groups