Francesca Mangialasche

Francesca Mangialasche

Assistant Professor
Telephone: +46852485846
Visiting address: Karolinska vägen 37 A, QA3, 17164 Solna
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Klinisk geriatrik Kivipelto, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a medical doctor, specialized in Geriatrics, with a PhD in Medical
    2003: Medical Doctor (MD), University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
    2007: Specialist in Geriatrics, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
    2012: PhD in Medical Science, the Aging Research Center, Department of
    Neurobiology Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet,
    Stockholm, Sweden
    2013: Authorized Specialist in Geriatrics in Sweden


  • My research activity is based on the scientific collaboration between the Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Center for Alzheimer Research, Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital, Medical Unit Aging, Stockholm, Sweden
  • the Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Perugia, Italy
  • the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
  • and the Department of Neurology, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.
    My research focuses on early detection and prevention of late-life cognitive impairment, Alzheimer´s disease and dementia via multidomain interventions. I am interested in biological aspects on age-related cognitive impairment, with focus on blood-based markers of neurodegeneration, inflammation, oxidative/nitrosative stress, lipid and glucose metabolism. I also work on factors that can mediate the clinical expression of neuropathology and related biomarkers. From a clinical trial perspective my focus in on modifiable mediators such as mental stimulation.
    I am part of the Nordic Brain Network, an international and multidisciplinary research group and collaborative forum lead by Prof. Miia Kivipelto.
    I am the Executive Director of the World-Wide FINGERS Global Scientific Coordinating Center at the FINGERS Brain Health Institute, providing clinical coordination to the World-Wide FINGERS global Network of multidomain trials for dementia risk reduction and prevention.


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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2018-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2012

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