Molecular Neurogenetics

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Molecular Neurogenetics Jakobsson Lab


Illustration by: Bengt Mattsson

We are interested in how gene expression is regulated in the brain and how this process influence neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders and brain tumors. Our current focus is to study the role of epigenetic mechanisms and microRNAs. Our technical expertise include lentiviral vectors, transgenic mice and stem cells cultures.


Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research presents their film on Johan Jakobsson's research

2016-04-04. På svenska: Lunds Universitets pressmeddelande.

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

2016-02-03. In the spring of 2016 the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research will present their Future Research Leaders in 17 new films, one researcher per week. Here you can see a taste of what's to come!

Welcome to "Genetic editing in regenerative medicine symposium"

2016-02-03. On May 11th, 2016, we will be welcoming a group of most excellent speakers who will present their finding during a whole-day seminar on Genetic editing in regenerative medicine. Participation is free of charge. The number of available spots is however limited - please register early to ensure your spot!

For more information please go the Segerfalk Symposium website here.

And she nailed it!

2015-10-01. Congratulations to Liana Fasching who "nailed" her thesis today! Liana's defense will take place on October 23rd, 2015, at 9.00 AM at the Segerfalk Lecture Hall, Sölvegatan 17 - everyone is welcome!

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Congratulations to the authors!

2015-09-29. Today we're celebrating our latest publication Comprehensive analysis of microRNA expression in regionalized human neural progenitor cells reveals microRNA-10 as a caudalizing factor by Marie E. Jönsson, Jenny Nelander Wahlestedt, Malin Åkerblom, Agnete Kirkeby, Josephine Malmevik, Per Ludvik Brattås, Johan Jakobsson and Malin Parmar. Congratulations to the authors, great job!

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Our research presented at Nordic Neuroscience

2015-06-15. Our colleagues Josephine Malmevik, Rebecca Petri and Per Ludvik Brattås have recently presented our work during the Nordic Neuroscience conference in Trondheim, Norway. Great work, great interaction, great conference!

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Congratulations Malin!

2015-04-09. Congratulations to Malin Åkerblom who has won the Crafoord award for the best 2014 PhD thesis of Lund University's Medical Faculty! Keep up the good work in the USA, Malin!

  • For more on the award please click here.

New Students

2015-02-03. Welcome to our two new students: Daniela Grassi & Sofia Madsen!

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New publication

2015-01-19. Stay updated with what's being written about our latest publication!

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På svenska:

2014-12-29. Do you need a hint on Christmas reading? You might be interested in our new publication "TRIM28 Represses Transcription of Endogenous Retroviruses in Neural Progenitor Cells"!


Johan Jakobsson, PhD

Laboratory of Molecular Neurogenetics
Wallenberg Neuroscience Center
Lund Stem Cell Center
Lund University
221 84 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 46 222 42 25


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