Neuronal Survival Unit

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University

Patrik Brundin

 

 Date of birth 

26 December 1961

 Nationality 

Swedish

 

 Neuronal Survival Unit
 Department of Experimental Medical Science
 Wallenberg Neuroscience Center
 Lund University, BMC B11
 221 84 Lund, Sweden
 

 Phone 

+46 46 222 05 29 (adm)

 Fax 

+46 46 222 05 58

 E-mail  

patrik.brundin@med.lu.se 

 

  Professional Positions/Activities  

 

2009-today

Co-founder of company ParkCell.

2009-today

Coordinator of MIPROTRAN, ERA-Net Neuron – Swedish Research Council/EU.

2009-today

Coordinator of the Basal Ganglia Disorders Linnaeus Consortium.

2006-today

Coordinator of NeuroLund.

2005-today

Coordinator of the Swedish Research Council Strong Research Environment on Brain neurodegeneration, plasticity and repair.

2005-today

Coordinator of the Nordic Center of Excellence – Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases.

2005-today

Steering committee of the EU-sponsored Network of Excellence NeuroNE (European consortium for research into neurodegenerative disorders).

2005-today

Governing Board of EU sponsored integrated project PROMEMORIA. (From cell-cell recognition to memory formation. New strategies for the treatment of dysfunctional plasticity, learning and memory).

2005-2007

Head of Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University.

2002-2004

Co-ordinator of a Marie Curie Training Site called "Neuro-degeneration, cell rescue and brain repair", funded by the European Commission.

2002-2005

Partner in RTD project entitled "Biodegradable Controlled Drug Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Brain Diseases", funded by the European Commission.

2002

5 weeks visit as part of the Exchange Abroad Program (EAP) UCLA, USA.

2001-2005

Co-ordinator of Concerted Action entitled "Early Patho-genetic Markers of Slow Neurodegenerative Diseases", funded by the European Commission.

2000-today

Professor in Neuroscience, Lund University, Sweden.

2000

Professor of Experimental Neuropathology, Copenhagen University, Denmark.

1999-2000

Permanent position as Associate professor of Neuro-science, Lund University, Sweden.

1999

Lecturer in Neuroscience, Lund University, Sweden.

1998

Lecturer in Experimental Medicine, Lund University, Sweden.

1996-2008

Dissertation of eleven PhD students.

1995-1998

Swedish Medical Research Council, research position.

1995

Founder of the Section for Neuronal Survival, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, Lund University, Sweden.

1994

License to practice medicine ("läkarlegitimation").

1994

Neurology, clinical training (3 months).

1993-1994

Head of an independent research subgroup at the Restorative Neurology Unit, Lund University Hospital, Sweden.

1993

Medical Doctor (M.D.).

1992-1994

80% clinical internship, 20% research associate.

1991

Co-founder of the Restorative Neurology Unit, Lund University Hospital, Sweden.

1988-1990

Post-doctoral position at the Dept of Medical Cell Research, Lund University, Sweden.

1987-today

Participation in clinical trials with intracerebral grafts in, so far, 19 Parkinsonian patients.

1981-today

Tutor and lecturer on courses in neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience, histology, cell biology and biology of the locomotor organs.

 

  Awards and grants  

 

2004

The Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for outstanding research contributions in the field of neural transplantation and repair.

2003

Awarded the Medal of Honour from the Swedish Parkinson Association.

2003

Identified as one of the 0,5% most cited researchers within the neuroscience area during the last 20 years, by ISI (Institute for Scientific Information).

2002

Invited by the Swedish government to Swedish Bio-Mission, Japan.

2001

Presented with The Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award for research and academic leadership by the Swedish Junior Chamber.

2001

Awarded the Catedra Santiago Grisolía Chair Prize, Valencia, Spain.

1999

Awarded Dr Eric K. Fernström Foundation's Prize to Young Swedish Scientists.

1999

Harvard Macy Program for Leaders in Medical Education, Boston, USA.

1994

Awarded the Swedish Medical Research Council grant for young promising scientists.

1994

"New Investigator lecture award", Montreal Neurology Institute, Canada.

1989

Selected for the inaugural course at the International School of Neuroscience, Italy.

1989

Presented with the Oscar II award for best medical thesis in Lund 1988-1989.

 

  Boards and committes  

 

2008-today

Research Council of Huntington's Disease Society.

2006-2007

Editorial board of J Neural Transm.

2004-today

Elected as member of Academia Europea.

2003-2004

Head of the Committee for the Clinical/Basic Science Links program, IBRO.

2003-2005

Steering committee of the Euro-HD Network.

2002-2005

Vice Chairman of SWEMODIS (Swedish Movement Disorder Society), Sweden.

2002-2004

Chairman of Phase III Executive Committe, Medical faculty of Lund University, Sweden.

2002-2004

Future Centre Network, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Sweden.

2001

Chairman of the Gordon conference entitled "CAG triplet repeat disorders", July 2001.

2000

Co-organiser of the international conference entitled "The role of mitochondria in apoptosis and neurodegeneration", June 2000.

2000

Organizing committee of the international one day sym-posium Stem Cells in the Future Treatment of Movement Disorders.

1999-2000

Chairman of the "Research Strategy 2000 group" at the Medical Faculty in Lund, Sweden.

1999

Organizing committee for international conferences entitled "CAG triplet repeat expansion in neurologic disease" and "The future of neural grafting in Parkinson's disease".

1999-today

Editorial board of "Experimental Neurology".

1998-today

Editorial board of "Neuroscience".

1998-2002

Section editor for neuroscience in "Cell Transplantation".

1998-1999

Chairman of the Medical Faculty Information Committee in Lund, Sweden.

1997-2000

Chairman of the "Experimental Work" Group in the EU-sponsored Concertation of the European strategies for intervention in Parkinson's disease with special emphasis on functional neurosurgery (NIPD).

1997-1999

Selection committee for the Lund Graduate School of Biomedical Research, Sweden.

1997-1999

Chairman of the Information (IT) committee at the Medical Faculty, Lund University, Sweden.

1997-1999

Chairman of the Neurobiology Club in Lund, Sweden.

1997

Project evaluation committee for the National Network in neuroscience, Sweden.

1995-1998

Chairman of the "research education group" at the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, Lund University, Sweden.

1994-today

Member of the editorial board of "Cell Transplantation".

1994-2000

President of NECTAR (Network for European CNS Transplantation and Restoration).

1993-today

Advisor to The Myelin Project, USA.

1990

Member of the local organizing committee for the inter-national Fernström symposium on Intracerebral transplan-tation in movement disorders: experimental basis and clinical experiences.

1990-today

Member of more than 25 thesis review committees.

 

 

 

Scientific Evaluator

 

Faculty opponent at 16 PhD dissertations in Sweden, Denmark and Portugal. Member of over 30 thesis review committees.

Grant evaluator for several agencies, e.g, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF; Knut and Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse; The Wellcome Trust, UK; The Medical Research Council, UK; The Parkinson Society, UK; European Science Foundation, European Research Council (ECR), Federation Por La Recherche sur le Cerveau, France; The Royal Society, UK; HighQ Foundation, USA; INSERM, France; La Fondation Française pour la Recherche sur l'Epilepsie, France; The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), Singapore; The New Zealand Neurological Foundation, New Zealand; The Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Spain; Swedish Parkinson Foundation; Swedish Brain Fund; Segerfalk Foundation, Sweden; Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France; Project evaluation committee for the National Network in Neuroscience, Sweden; Alzheimer's Research Trust, UK; Huntington Society of Canada; SAB of Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain, Göttingen, Germany; The Prinses Beatrix Fonds, The Netherlands; Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland; Telethon Foundation, Italy; Science Foundation Ireland, Ireland; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany; The biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK; Raine Medical Research Foundation, Australia; Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Spain.

Scientific advisory board: Member of the SAB of the Department of Stem cell and therapy, at the World Class University Project, Seoul, Korea; Member of the SAB of the Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CMPB), Göttingen, Germany and many others.

 

    Scientific presentations    

 

Attended over 150 international and national conferences and, in addition, presented over 70 invited talks in institutes located in more than 16 countries.

 

 Selected publications 

 

Since 1984 - more than 170 original articles and 70 reviews/book chapters published. Selected recent articles are listed here.

 

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