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.
2017-10-27.Congratulations Dr. Petri!
Congratulations to Rebecca Petri who defended her thesis "The Regulatory Role of microRNAs in the Mouse and Human Brain" today! We wish you all success in your future!
2017-06-26. New paper on large scale production of living brain cells
Are you interested in progress on large-scale production of living brain cells? You can find out more in our latest paper REST suppression mediates neural conversion of adult human fibroblasts via microRNA-dependent and -independent pathways.
- Lund University's press release: Genombrott i cellfabriken – Upptäckt kan ge ny inblick i sjukdomar som Alzheimers och Parkinsons
2017-10-09. Congratulations to Rebecca Petri!
Congratulations to Rebecca Petri who "nailed" her thesis today. We are very much looking forward to Rebecca's defence taking place on Oct 27th, 2017.
2017-03-17. UniStem Day 2017
Today we took part UniStem Day 2017, together with dozens of other universities around Europe! UniStem is an annual event for the dissemination and outreach of stem cell science and research, conceived at the University of Milan. It is targeted to high school students and involves the collaboration of Universities as organising Entities. Fore more information about the event, please go to:
2017-02-06. Viruses in the genome are important for our brain - new publication!
Please click here to read about our latest publication TRIM28 Controls a Gene Regulatory Network Based on Endogenous Retroviruses in Human Neural Progenitor Cells.
Also, please click here to go to a short presentation of this research in Science:
På svenska: Ny publikation om virus som är viktiga för vår hjärna
2017-01-04. Vill du veta mer om så kallade retrovirus som under årmiljonernas gång kommit att infogas i människans DNA? Klicka här för Lunds Universitets pressmeddelande gällande vår nyaste publikation i Cell Reports TRIM28 Controls a Gene Regulatory Network Based on Endogenous Retroviruses in Human Neural Progenitor Cells.
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!
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!
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!
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.
2015-02-03. Welcome to our two new students: Daniela Grassi & Sofia Madsen!
2015-01-19. Stay updated with what's being written about our latest publication!
- Scientific American: Ancient Viruses Gain New Functions in the Brain
- Lund University's Press Release: Do viruses make us smarter?
- The Times of India: Inherited viruses make us smarter
- Science Daily: Do viruses make us smarter?
- Mail Online: Have viruses made us SMARTER? 'Junk' virus genes in our DNA may have helped our brain cells evolve
- Business Standard: Inherited viruses making us smarter?
- Pop geeks: Inherited Viruses Might Help Make Us Smarter
- IFL Science: Viruses May Play Vital Role In Brain Function
Lund University Neuroscience Newsletter, 1/2015: Do viruses make us smareter?
- Vetenskap & Hälsa: Gör virusen oss smartare?
- Lunds Universitets pressmeddelande: Gör virusen oss smartare?
- Netdoktor.se: Kan virus göra oss smartare?
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"!