Neurogenetics / Epidemiology

As the most complex organ in the body, the brain offers a particular challenge to scientists. By studying the genetic architecture of diseases affecting the brain and spinal cord it is possible to reveal biological pathways involved in disease etiology.

Understanding the environmental factors associated with increased and decreased risk for disease allows scientists to develop interventions. By combining these areas – neurogenetics and epidemiology – researchers can effectively address the gene versus environment interaction.

The extensive healthcare registers, human tissue bio banks and the population based studies in Sweden offer a rich resource to this field.

Group leaders and research areas

Andrea Carmine Belin, Parkinson's disease and genetic factors

Henrik Druid, Forensic medicine

Tomas Ekström, Epigenetics

Laura Fratiglioni, Epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases

Dagmar Galter, Neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease

Caroline Graff, Genetics of neurodegenerative diseases

Linda Halldner Henriksson, Predictors for neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD

Jan Hillert, Genetics of multiple sclerosis

Christina M. Hultman, Etiology of psychiatric disorders

Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Pharmacogenetics

Håkan Karlsson, Molecular genetic studies of schizophrenia

Henrik Larsson, Gene-environmental interplay and psychiatric disorders

Catharina Lavebratt, Neurogenetics

Paul Lichtenstein, Genetic and environmental influences on health

Niklas Långström, Psychiatric epidemiology

Ullakarin Nyberg, Suicide, loss and consequences

Lars Olson, Regeneration, transplantation, Parkinson's disease

Tomas Olsson, Pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis

Nancy Pedersen, Genetic and environmental influences on diseases

Fredrik Piehl, Injury-induced inflammation and neurodegeneration

Martin Schalling, Neurogenetics

Lars Terenius, Alcohol and drug dependence