Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Neurosciences
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Medical Biotechnology


My group works with translational stem cell biology. The focus of my research is to understand cell fate specification in the developing brain and in human neural progenitor cells using cell-based models of neuronal differentiation. Our current focus is to learn how to direct and efficiently drive controlled differentiation of human stem cells into subtype-specific neurons. We also develop technologies for direct conversion of human fibroblasts into functional and subtype-specific neurons in vitro, and the conversion of endogenous glia into neurons in vivo. The ultimate aim is to develop these cells and technologies for use in brain repair, with focus on Parkinson’s disease.

Recent research outputs

Rifes, P., Isaksson, M., Rathore, G. S., Patrick Aldrin-Kirk, Møller, O. K., Barzaghi, G., Lee, J., Egerod, K. L., Rausch, D. M., Malin Parmar, Pers, T. H., Thomas Laurell & Agnete Kirkeby, 2020 May 25, In : Nature Biotechnology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anders Björklund & M. Angela Cenci, 2020 Apr 1, Recent Advances in Parkinson's Disease. Björklund, A. & Cenci, M. A. (eds.). 1 ed. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., p. xix-xx 2 p. (Progress in Brain Research; vol. 252).

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