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MultiPark – Closing the circle of 2022 and looking forward to 2023

Angela Cenci Nilsson at the retreat. Photo.

We ended the MultiPark year in December as we started it in January: with a MultiPark Retreat! The December retreat was our first big meeting IRL after the pandemic, and it turned out to be a much appreciated event. Thank you to all participants, and thank you once again to the retreat organizing committee for doing such a great job!

2022 was a year of “reopening”. Like a butterfly spreads its wings after biding its time in the chrysalis, we have realized several ideas that were seeded during the pandemic isolation. In particular:

  • The clinical STEM-PD trial (a true MultiPark bench-to-bedside story) has finally received ethical approval. 
  • Thirteen special interest groups have been initiated to gather researchers sharing related scientific interests and boost our collaborative interactions.
  • MultiPark Café series started again. This is a much appreciated series of popular science seminars, held in Swedish in late afternoon/evening hours (two events/semester). Thanks to these events, we can reach out to patients and the general public.
  • Fifteen doctoral theses produced within our research groups have been successfully defended. This is a remarkable 36% increase in dissertations relative to the previous year.
  • Several publications in high-impact journals have been highlighted with press releases by the Faculty and other channels.

As to the upcoming year, we have a number of exciting initiatives to look forward to, in particular:

  • A new series of outreaching events called “MultiPark Storytelling” is planned to start in the Spring thanks to a collaboration between the Young MultiParker’s working group and the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM).
  • A MultiPark Podcast series produced by the Young MultiParker’s working group will also start (being the first Podcast series ever issued by MultiPark!)
  • Some high-profile scientific meetings have been organized by MultiPark researchers in collaboration with external stakeholders. Worth mentioning are the Lund Spring Symposium and the IBAGS meeting, Please visit our calendar to find information regarding these and many other MultiPark-related events. 

And big thanks to all of you who generously work for our large research environment, which bridges the most important levels of investigation in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and related conditions. We should be proud of our unique research environment gathering so many talented people! Let’s continue making it strong together!

With best Season Greetings and New Year wishes to all of you and your families,

Your coordinator, Angela