Virtual morning coffee meeting with the Center for Alzheimer Research

To overcome social distancing, the Center for Alzheimer Research continues to organize virtual morning coffee meetings on Wednesdays at 9 am with approximately 15 minutes presentations of an ongoing project from a researcher within the center. Welcome!

Hans holding a cup of coffee
Photo: Istockphoto


Meetings spring 2023:


January 11 at 9.00 am
Helena Karlström, Division of Neurogeriatrics 
"Immunotherapy for misfolded proteins in the vasculature with the small vessel disease CADASIL as an example”  

January 18 at 9.00 am
Ingrid Ekström,
Division of ARC, psychology
“What predicts smell loss in older age? Findings from the SNAC-K population study” 

January 25 at 9.00 am
Erika Laukka,
Division of ARC
“Markers of olfactory dysfunction and progression to dementia” 


February 1 at 9.00 am
Federico Tucci, 
Division of Clinical Geriatrics and Universita´ Sapienza, Italy
“Abnormal reactivity of resting-state EEG alpha rhythms during eyes open in patients with AD and LBD” 

February 8 at 9.00 am
Johan Rehnberg,
Division of ARC, Socio-gerontology 
The association between education and cognitive performance varies at different levels of cognitive performance: a quantile regression approach"

February 15 at 9.00 am
Patrizia Mecocci, 
University of Perugia and Division of Clinical Geriatrics 
"Aging, cellular senescence, and cognitive impairment" 

Hybrid: Erna Möller, Neo

February 22 at 9.00 am
Yuanjing Li, Division of ARC

“Transition in the cognitive continuum from normal cognition to dementia: the interplay of lifelong cognitive reserve with brain aging and genetic predisposition” 


March 1
No morning coffee - winter break

March 7 at 15.15 - 17.15 (Tuesday)
“Sex-differences in cognitive aging—Which are the key mechanisms?” 

Speakers: (1) Rachel F. Buckley, Assistant Prof., Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; (2) Timothy J. Hohman, Associate Prof, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA; and (3) Kristen Zuloaga, Associate Prof, DNET, Albany Medical College, USA. 

March 15 at 9.00 am
Jakob Norgren,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics 
“Are APOE4-carriers less adapted to a high carbohydrate diet? Observational analyses on the FINGER sample” 

March 22 at 9.00 am
Caroline Graff,
Division of Neurogeriatrics
“Hereditary forms of frontotemporal dementia and new clinical treatment trials"

March 29
No morning coffee - ADPD conference


April 4 at 9.30 am (Tuesday)
Hiroki Sasaguri, Riken Center for Brain Science, Japan
“Generating animal models to defeat Alzheimer's disease - From rodents to primates”
Gaurav Chopra, Purdue University, USA
“Amyloid β Induces Lipid Droplet-Mediated Microglial Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease”

April 12 at 9.00 am
Emma Custers, Radboud University Medical Center, Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 
“The effect of weight loss after bariatric surgery on brain function and structure” 

April 19 at 9.00 am
Marco Bucci,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
"Determinants of discordant profiles between Visual Read and Quantification of Amyloid PET images"

April 26 at 9.00 am
Katrine Dahl Bjørnholm,
Division of Neurogeriatrics
"Single cell RNA sequencing analysis of cerebral vasculature from mouse models of AD, CADASIL, and TBI"


May 3 at 9.00 am
Hybrid: Campus Solna, Biomedicum, Eva & Georg Klein, floor 3 and online via Zoom.

Followed by coffe and mingle 10.00 - 10.30

Michal Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
“From a transformed understanding of brain immunity to immunotherapy to defeat Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia”

May 10 at 9.00 am
Jie Guo,
Aging Research Center
"Olfactory function trajectories preceding incident mild cognitive impairment and dementia: the role of brain pathologies"

May 17 at 9.00 am
Hosted by Sex and Gender differences in dementia work group
Ruth Stephen, 
Division of Clinical Geriatrics 
"Biomarkers in the FINGER trial – Are there any sex differences?"

May 24 at 9.00 am
Michelle Dunk,
Aging Research Center
"The role of lipids in APOE-related dementia risk" 

May 31
No morning coffee - StratNeuro retreat May 29-30.

June 7 at 9.00 am
KI - TOHOKU meeting
Key lecture: 
Ryuta Kawashima, professor, Tohoku University, Japan
“Cognitive interventions for smart ageing”
Hybrid: Campus Solna, BioClinicum, J3:06 Ulf von Euler och via Zoom

June 14 at 9.00 am
Melinda C. Power, George Washington University
"Epidemiologic methods challenges and solutions in dementia research" 
Hybrid seminar, hosted by ARC. Information and Zoom-link

June 21
No morning coffee, NVS summer lunch


Meetings fall 2022:

September 28 at 9.00 am
Maria Ankarcrona,
 Division of Neurogeriatrics
”Models for testing small molecules as mitochondrial enhancers in Alzheimer’s disease” 


October 5 at 9.00 am
Xin Xia, 
Aging Research Center (ARC)
“Orthostatic Hypotension And Dementia: The Role Of Cardiovascular Diseases” 

October 12 at 9.00 am
Hosted by Sex and Gender differences in dementia work group 
Alexandra Cooper, 
IMM, Unit of Integrative epidemiology
“Associations between metabolic syndrome and marker of brain pathologies: the role of sex-differences”  

October 19 at 10.00 am
Organized by PhD students at Karolinska Institutet.
 Information and registration. 
Christian Haass, LMU Munich, Germany
"Alzheimer's disease - from amyloid generation to microglial contributions"

October 26 at 9.00 am
Hosted by Sex and Gender differences in dementia work group:
Marta Milà Alomà, 
University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
“Fluid biomarker profiles in preclinical Alzheimer's Disease and sex differences in their diagnostic and prognostic properties”


November 2
No morning coffee - höstlov/fall school holiday

November 9 at 10 am
Organized by ARC, Serhiy Dekhtyar
. Information. 
Rachel Whitmer, UC Davis School of Medicine, USA
“Disparities in brain health: What can we learn from life course studies”

November 16 at 9 am
Mozhu Ding, Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI
“Lipid levels in midlife and risk of atrial fibrillation over 30 years”

November 23 at 9 am
Bonnie Y.K. Lam,
 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
“The burden of cerebral small vessel disease in low- and middle-income countries”

November 30 at 9 am
Hosted by Sex and Gender differences in dementia work group

Annegret Habich, Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Sex differences in brain atrophy in dementia with Lewy bodies”


December 7 at 9 am
Clare Tazzeo, Aging Research Center
“Years of life spent with frailty: Secular trends in older Swedish adults”

December 14 at 9 am
Vilma Alanko, Division of Neurogeriatrics
"Feasibility of implementing a multimodal lifestyle intervention in mice to learn about dementia prevention mechanisms"

December 21 at 9 am
Bengt WinbladPer Nilsson and Maria Ankarcrona, Division of Neurogeriatrics
"Report from CTAD 2022 – Positive clinical outcome of Lecanemab immunotherapy and other promising therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s"

Previous meetings



January 12 at 9.00 am
Emerald Heiland
, Uppsala University
"What is the association between vascular-related brain disease and future walking speed in older adults?“

January 19 at 9.00 am
Abigail Dove,
Aging Research Center
“Cardiometabolic disorders, cognitive decline and dementia”

January 26 at 9.00 am
Hosted by Sex and Gender differences CAR working group.  
Silvia Maioli, 
Division of Neurogeriatrics
“Sex differences in different mouse models of aging and neurodegeneration"


February 2 at 9.00 am
Rosaleena Mohanty,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Mapping Alzheimer's disease heterogeneity from in-life to autopsy” 

February 9 at 14.30 - 15.40 please note the time!
Sex/Gender differences in Dementia - Webinar 

Maria Teresa Ferretti, Women's Brain Project, Switzerland.
"The Women’s Brain Project: Bringing Swiss precision to medicine”.
Michelle Mielke, Mayo Clinic, USA
” Considering sex and gender differences in Alzheimer’s disease” 

Zoom for this event:

February 16 at 9.00 am
Luana Naia,
Division of Neurogeriatrics
“Trafficking of functional mitochondria via extracellular vesicles in a model of Alzheimer´s disease”

February 23 at 9.00 am
Ruchi Gera,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Neuro-immune crosstalk: Cholinergic modulation of immune function in health and disease” 


March 2
No morning coffe - winter break

March 9 at 9.00 am
Pre-ADPD morning coffee

Various speakers

March 16
ADPD - no morning coffee

March 23 at 9.00 am
Giulia Grande,
Aging Research Center 
“Air pollution and dementia: exploring the biological underpinnings”

March 30 at 9.00 am
Coffee hosted by the Sex and gender differences CAR working group
Lieza Exalto,
UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
“Vascular cognitive impairment: does sex matter?”


April 6, at 9.00 am
Anna Giani,
Department of Medicine, KI
“Aortic valve stenosis, COVID-19 and cognitive impairment: a triplet to keep in mind?”

April 13
No morning coffee - Easter break

April 20, at 9.00 am
No morning coffee - instead 2nd Swedish Meeting for Alzheimer Research 21 April

April 27 at 9.00 am
Coffee hosted by Sex and Gender differences CAR working group

Francesca Eroli, Division of Neurogeriatrics
"Investigation of outcomes related to long term exposure to polypharmacy in a mouse model of Alzheimer´s Disease"


May 4 at 9.00 am
Juan Reyes, 
Linköping University
“Accumulation, transmission, and clearance of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's related pathology within the brain and peripheral tissues”

May 11 at 9.00 am 
Maryam Rahmati,
Gothenburg University
“Is genetic robustness involved in Alzheimer’s disease?”

May 18 at 9.00 am 
Makrina Daniilidou,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Biomarkers of stress, neuroinflammation and synaptic loss in a memory clinic cohort”

May 25 at 9.00 am 
Coffee hosted by Sex and Gender differences CAR working group
Anna Rennie,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Introduction to sex and gender differences in Dementia with Lewy bodies”


June 1 at 9.00 am
Igor Camargo Fontana,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Assessing reactive astrogliosis in the pre-amyloid phase of Alzheimer's disease”

June 8 at 9.00 am
Sofia Bergström,
SciLifeLab, KTH
“Protein profiles in cerebrospinal fluid associated to Alzheimer's disease”

June 15 at 9.00 am
Charlotte Johansson,
Division of Neurogeriatrics
“Blood-based clues in presymptomatic Alzheimer disease”

June 22
No morning coffee - NVS Retreat

June  29
Summer break - morning coffee will return in August
Happy Summer!



December 1 at 9.00 am
Linnea Sjöberg,
Aging Research Center (ARC)
“The National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR)” 

December 8 at 9.00 am
Caroline Dartora,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Assessment of cognitive decline through brain imaging” 

December 15 at 9.00 am
Soyon Hong, 
University College London, UK
“More than bystanders, learning how microglia eliminate synapses in the Alzheimer brain”  - Opponent lecture

December 22
No morning coffee


November 3
No morning coffe

November 10 at 9.00 am
Louise Sundberg
, Aging Research Center (ARC) 
“Trends in disability-free life expectancy in the aging population of Sweden” 

November 17 at 9.00 am
Xin Xia,
Aging Research Center (ARC)
“Ideal cardiovascular health and transitions across cognitive states in older adults” 

November 24 at 9.00 am
Coffee hosted by Sex and Gender differences CAR working group:
Sara Hägg,
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, KI
“Sex differences in biological aging” 


October 6 at 9.00 am
Simone Tambaro, Division of Neurogeriatrics 
“A novel therapeutic target to prevent and counteract neuroinflammation and amyloid-β pathology in Alzheimer's disease” 

October 13 at 9.00 am
Sumonto Mitra, Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Alzheimer's disease therapy using neurotrophins (NGF, BDNF and GDNF) - An overview” 

October 20 at 9.00 am
Amaia Calderón,
Aging Research Center  
“Body mass trajectories and multimorbidity in old age: 12-year results from a population-based study” 

October 27 at 9.00 am
Sex and Gender Differences CAR working group


September 1 at 9.00 am
Sophie Layé,
University of Bordeaux.
"Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids role in mood and cognitive disorders”

September 8 at 9.00 am
CAR working group on Sex and Gender differences in dementia.
Ivan Nalvarte, BioNut.
“Sex hormones, risks and protective factors in AD”

September 15 at 9.00 am
Theofanis Tsevis,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics.
"Alcohol and Dementia"

September 22 at 9.00 am
"NVS at the Mayo-KI Annual Meeting - Highlights from the Neurodegeneration session"

September 29 at 9.00 am
Erik Hjorth, Division of Neurogeriatrics. 
"A human microglial model based on monocytes from patient blood"


January 13 at 9.00 am
Linus Jönsson,
Division of Neurogeriatrics
What is the value of diagnosing and treating neurodegenerative disease?

20 januari at 9.00 am
Marie Tyrrell

”Voices to remember” (Persons’ and family members’ experiences of living with neurocognitive disorders and related symptoms)

January 27 at 9.00 am 
International speaker: Geert Jan Biessels, UMC Utrecht

“Imaging markers of Vascular Cognitive Impairment”


February 3 at 9.00 am
Helena Karlström,
Division of Neurogeriatrics
"Brain vasculature and neurodegenerative disorders"

February 10 at 9.00 am
Anna Rennie,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
"The MemClin project: an initiative to improve dementia care in Stockholm"

February 17 at 9.00 am
Marc Guitart-Masip, Aging Research Center (ARC)

February 24 at 9.00 am
Nicholas Ashton
, King's College London and Gothenburg University
“Blood biomarkers: What are they good for?”


March 3 at 9.00 am
Various speakers

"Pre-ADPD conference warming up seminar"

March 10 at 9.00 am
Leonie Visser,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
"Medical communication at memory clinics: current state of the art and future directions" 

March 17 at 9.00 am
Emilia Schwertner,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
"Radar-AD: Digital technologies to improve the assessment of Alzheimer's Disease"

March 24 at 9.00 am
Shireen Sindi,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
"Sex differences in dementia: Evidence from population‐based studies and the FINGER lifestyle

March 31 at 9.00 am
Sophie Gaber,
Division of Occupational Therapy
“Everyday Technology: A useful servant but dangerous master for older people with dementia’s participation in society?” 


April 7 at 9.00 am
Marie Tyrrell,
Sophiahemmet University
”Voices to remember (Persons’ and family members’ experiences of living with neurocognitive disorders and related symptoms)" 

April 14 at 9.00 am
Una Smailovic,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Biomarkers of synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease”  

April 21 at 9.00 am
Luis Enrique Arroyo-Garcia,
Division of Neurogeriatrics
“Inhibition in the brain and Alzheimer's Disease: role in early detection and the unexplored potential”

April 28 at 9.00 am
Amit Kumar,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
"Alzheimer's biomarkers beyond amyloid and tau: Where are we heading?” 


May 5 at 9.00 am
Serhiy Dekhtyar,
“Comparing two models of cognitive reserve with respect to cognitive trajectories and dementia” 

May 12 at 9.00 am
Lisha Wang,
Division of Neurogeriatrics 
"Hsp90-cochaperone interaction inhibitors as novel drug candidates for Alzheimer's disease” 

May 19 at 9.00 am
Maria Ankarcrona,
Division of Neurogeriatrics
“Chronic kidney disease and dementia”

May 26 at 9.00 am
Betty Tijms,
International speaker from Amsterdam UMC (The Netherlands) 
“Disease heterogeneity in Alzheimer's disease: the spaghetti elephant in the room”


June 2 at 9.00 am
Marina Boccardi,
International speaker from DZNE (Germany)
"Harmonizing cognitive assessment across European memory clinics" 

June 9, at 9.00 am
Hong Xu,
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
“Chronic kidney disease and dementia”

June 16 at 9.00 am
Johannes Attems,
International speaker from Newcastle University (UK)
“Multimorbidity of the Ageing Brain: Implications for clinico-pathological correlative studies and clinical trials”

June 23 at 9.00 am
Petr Novak,
 International speaker from Axon Neuroscience (Slovakia) 


August 25 at 9.00 am
Maria Eriksdotter,
Division of Neurogeriatrics
“Treatment with Cholinesterase inhibitors for Alzheimer´s disease - better than their reputation!” 


December 16 at 9:00 am
Alessandra Marengoni, Division of Aging Research Center (ARC), NVS
Geriatric syndromes in the context of COVID-19 

December 9 at 9:00 am
Aleksander Rytarowski, Division of Clinical Geriatrics, NVS
Covid-19 and dementia among older adults

November 25 at 9:00 am
Laetitia Lemoine, Division of Clinical Geriatrics, NVS
Regional binding of tau and amyloid PET tracers in Down syndrome autopsy brain tissue

October 14 at 9:00 am
Davide Vetrano, Division of Aging Research Center (ARC), NVS

October 7 at 9:00 am
Pieter Jelle Visser, Division of Neurogeriatrics, NVS

September 30 at 9:00 am
Eric Westman, Division of Clinical geriatrics, NVS

September 23 at 9:00 am
Elena Rodriguez Vieitez, Division of Clinical Geriatrics, NVS

September 16 at 9:00 am
Andre Fisahn, Division of Neurogeriatrics, NVS

September 9 at 9:00 am
Ryuta Kawashima, Tohoku University
Introducing the Smart aging Research Center at Tohoku University