Brain Repair and Imaging in Neural Systems

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Welcome to the BRAINS Unit

Understanding mechanisms of disease and development of new therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases is a challenging task and constitutes an area of major importance for the neuroscience community.

The BRAINS group contributes to this task with its expertise in studies utilizing animal models of human diseases. A recent example is development of a new animal model for Parkinson's disease based on targeted overexpression of alpha-synuclein in the brain. This model provided a novel tool for studies of progressive neuropathology and cell death in the nigrostriatal system, similar to that seen in Parkinson patients.
Recombinant viral vectors are very powerful tools for in vivo gene therapy in the CNS. The BRAINS group puts a special emphasis on development of viral vectors toward clinical applications as tools to deliver therapeutic molecules to the brain.

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Deniz Kirik MD PhD
Lund University
SE-221 84 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 46 222 05 64

Relevant links:

TESLA Network 

Ongoing EU Programs 


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