Prof Nordberg will use the money for a project on novel PET imaging and plasma biomarkers for use in Alzheimer’s Disease. Much of her ongoing work is focused on early diagnosis, for example through biomarkers, and she is trailblazer in the use of PET imaging, as was recently highlighted by the Alzheimer’s Association when they awarded her their Lifetime Achievement Award.
Also at Karonliska Institutet, Prof Cenci Nilsson is based at Lund University and is a specialist on movement disorders originating in the brain region known as the basal ganglia, such as Parkinson’s Disease. Her newly funded project will look at the neuronal pathways that underlie movement disorders and the interactions between them.
Finally, at the University of Gothenburg, Prof Mallard’s funding will go towards her continued aim to understand how infections in the womb affect brain development. Much of her work is centred on how to identify and protect children at risk – for example, she is principal investigator on the project Treating the newborn brain.
Each research grant is at least SEK 600,000 per year.
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