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Neurodegenerative disorders

Neurodegeneration is the overarching term for conditions with progressive loss of function and eventually death of neurons participating in motor, sensory or cognitive functions.

Neurodegenerative disorders include for example Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Scientists in the field cover all areas of research from basic experimental studies, cell/stem cell and animal models to clinical studies using an array of methods with the aims to understand the disease mechanisms, develop tools for early diagnosis and to find strategies for treatment and prevention.

Research groups

Researcher Research area
Maria Ankarcrona Cell degeneration mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease
Ernest Arenas Development and generation of dopamine neurons
Homira Behbahani Alzheimer's disease mechanisms
Ingemar Björkhem Oxysterols in health and disease
Klas Blomgren Injury and repair in the developing brain
Lennart Brodin Presynaptic mechanisms
Andrea Carmine Belin Parkinson's disease: genetic factors
Gonçalo Castelo-Branco Epigenetic states during oligodendrocyte development
Sandra Ceccatelli Developmental neurotoxicology
Angel Cedazo-Minguez Neurodegenerative disease mechanisms
Ulf Diczfalusy Oxysterols in health and disease
Henrik Druid Forensic medicine
Maria Eriksdotter Alzheimer's disease: diagnostics and therapy
Dagmar Galter Neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease
Caroline Graff Genetics of neurodegenerative diseases
Agneta Herlitz Geriatric psychology
Jan Johansson Biological dementia research
Helena Karlström Alzheimer's disease: focus on gamma-secretase
Krister Kristensson Neurodegenerative disease mechanisms
Johan Lökk Stroke, Parkinson, dementia
Abdul Mohammed Behavior and environment in dementia
Agneta Nordberg Alzheimer's disease, PET imaging, neuroplasticity
Lars Olson Regeneration, transplantation, Parkinson's disease
Jin-Jing Pei Alzheimer's disease mechanisms
Thomas Perlmann Molecular developmental biology and stem cells
Marianne Schultzberg Inflammatory mechanisms in neurodegeneration
Åke Seiger Transplantation and repair
Thomas Sejersen Neuropediatrics
Oleg Shupliakov Neuronal membrane trafficking
Erik Sundström Transplantation and repair
Lars Tjernberg Gamma-secretase and the amyloid beta-peptide
Brun Ulfhake Mechanisms in aging
Matti Viitanen Geriatrics
Lars-Olof Wahlund Alzheimer's disease: diagnostics and therapy
Eric Westman Biomarkers in neurodegenerative disorders
Bengt Winblad Alzheimer's disease, geriatrics
Jie Zhu Neuroinflammation and neuroimmunity
Dag Årsland Translational geriatric neuropsychiatry