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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.

Research groups

Researcher Research area
Andrea Carmine Belin Parkinson's disease: 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