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.

left image represents amyloid imaging and right image represents grafted stem cells.

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.

Group leaders and research areas

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

Eva Hedlund, Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and repair

Agneta Herlitz, Geriatric psychology

Staffan Holmin, Neuroimaging and image-guided vascular interventions

Janne Johansson, Biological dementia research

Helena Karlström, Alzheimer's disease: focus on gamma-secretase

Krister Kristensson, Neurodegenerative disease mechanisms

Johan Lundberg, Pathophysiology and pharmacology of mood and anxiety disorders

Johan Lökk, Stroke, Parkinson's disease, and dementia

Abdul Mohammed, Behavior and environment in dementia

Agneta Nordberg, Alzheimer's disease, PET imaging, neuroplasticity

Lars Olson, Regeneration, transplantation, Parkinson's disease

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

Andrea Varrone, Molecular imaging markers for neurodegenerative disorders

Matti Viitanen, Geriatrics

Lars-Olof Wahlund, Alzheimer's disease: diagnostics and therapy

Eric Westman, Biomarkers in neurodegenerative disorders

Bengt Winblad, Alzheimer's disease, geriatrics