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    Sölvegatan 19, BMC B10

    221 84 Lund


Unit profile


This is an amazing time to conduct research in neuroscience. Novel technological breakthroughs allow for the manipulation of cell activity, the labelling neural networks, the visualisation of intricate details on a sub-cellular level, the recording of the neural code with high temporal resolution, the studying of gene expression profiles from single cells and even the manipulation of single genes themselves. Only through studying how the brain works, and how behaviour and cognition arises from that neural code we will be able to understand ourselves as well as the working of brains that developed differently. The insights gained will enable us to treat diseases more efficiently in the future.


The overall aim of our research is to form casual relations between cell activity and behaviour. For that purpose, we use technologies that allow for the reversible manipulation of cell activity (opto- and chemogenetics), technologies that allow for the recording of neurotransmitter release at sub-second resolution (amperometry and chronoamperometry), as well as complex and automated behavioural assessment that taps into motor and non-motor domains. We believe that a combination of these technologies will allow us to gain greater insight as well as to make treatments for neurodegenerative disorders safer and more efficient.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Neurosciences


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  • Unistem Day 2017

    Malin Parmar (Organiser), Andreas Heuer (Contributor), Shelby Shrigley (Contributor), Bengt Mattsson (Contributor), Ulla Jarl (Contributor), Marie Persson Vejgården (Contributor), Paulina Pettersson (Organiser), Daniela Grassi (Contributor), Daniella Ottosson (Contributor), Marcella Birtele (Contributor), Marie Jönsson (Contributor) & Marc Isaksson (Contributor)

    2017 Mar 17

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