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Acquired brain injuries and their links to neurodegeneration

This group focus on acquired brain injuries, such as stroke and their relation to neurodegeneration. We explore adaptive plasticity processes found in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases.

A 7 Tesla MRI of a human brain. Picture.
A 7 Tesla MRI of a human brain. Picture: Tekla Kylkilahti, Lundgaard group.

Other examples of acquired brain injuries of interest to our group are traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS),  and hydrocephalus.

In alignment with MultiPark's strategic goals

  • Understand the origins and progression of neurodegenerative disease.
  • Develop early and differential diagnostics and prognostics.
  • Create new therapeutic approaches for prevention, disease modification and management of unmet medical needs.

Overarching goals

  • Increase our understanding of neurodegenerative processes and cognitive decline related to acquired brain injuries.
  • Understand adaptive and maladaptive plasticity in acquired brain diseases that compensate for neurodegeneration.
  • Use refined imaging techniques to monitor stages of neurodegeneration from the molecular to the organ level.

Planned activities

The group plans to arrange afternoons with research presentations twice/semester and bi-monthly lunch journal clubs organized by PhD students. Furthermore, we plan to create a catalogue to share antibodies, protocols, samples, patient cohorts, microscopes, transgenic mouse colonies, etc. 

Convening person

Iben Lundgaard. Photo.

Iben Lundgaard

Associate professor

iben [dot] lundgaard [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (iben[dot]lundgaard[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Link to Iben Lundgaard's profile in the LU Research Portal