MOVING SCIENCE FORWARD
MultiPark is a strategic research area funded by the Swedish Government. The aim of MultiPark is to radically improve life for people with Parkinson’s disease. In a multidisciplinary mobilization neuroscientists are cooperating with researchers from nanotechnology, chemistry, physics and computer science. A union between experimental and clinical science is at the core of the overarching MultiPark vision – improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson's.
In the future, people who worry about being affected by Alzheimer's disease could get an answer with the help of a simple test. Such a test could put people at ease who belong to the low risk population, and help those at risk to keep their thinking skills intact as long as possible.
- This is the first study to show that the test works in everyday clinical practice, says MultiPark's Oskar Hansson, associate professor at the Department of Clinical Memory Research at Lund University and senior physician at Skåne University Hospital.
MultiPark's Sara Snogerup Linse was today named this year's recipient of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s Great Prize and SEK 1.2 million. The award places her in the same company as Robyn, Hans Rosling och Niklas Zennström.
It is now possible to join the Graduate School on Ageing and Health (SWEAH) for PhD-students from universities that have partnerered with SWEAH. The overarching long-term goal is to develop and strengthen the recruitment base of future leaders in research on ageing and health by creating a sustainable multi- and cross-disciplinary national graduate school for competitive science, which will ultimately lead to improved quality of life, health, medical treatment, and care for our ageing population.