Neuroinflammatory disorders

Neuroinflammatory disorders are conditions where immune responses damage components of the nervous system.

A common example is multiple sclerosis (MS), which is characterized by inflammatory demyelination of the central nervous system and subsequent damage to nerve cells and axons. MS research is one of the most dynamic in terms of disease mechanisms and pharmacological disease modulatory treatments.

Inflammatory mechanisms have also been implicated in the pathogenesis of many other CNS disorders including neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.

Group leader and research area

Lou Brundin, Applied neuroscience and stem cells

Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, the role of oligodendrocytes in MS

Anna Fogdell Hahn, Pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis

Robert Harris, Myeloid therapy in neuroinflammation

Jan Hillert, Genetics of multiple sclerosis

Maja Jagodic, Epigenetics of neuroinflammation

Thomas Masterman, Molecular epidemiology of multiple sclerosis

Tomas Olsson, Clinical and experimental neuroimmunology

Fredrik Piehl, Inflammation and neurodegeneration after neurotrauma

Marianne Schultzberg, Inflammatory mechanisms in neurodegeneration

Jie Zhu, Neuroinflammation and neuroimmunity