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About us

The Wallenberg Neuroscience Center (WNC) was established in 1996 as a joint venture between Lund University and Skåne University Hospital. The WNC building was partly funded by a major grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation as the first of four new units belonging to the Lund University Biomedical Center (BMC).  

Today, the WNC represents a closely interacting research community shared by researchers from a number different research groups, housed not only at the WNC but also elsewhere at the BMC.  We are unified in our efforts to develop disease-related basic and translational research aimed to explore novel neurorestorative and neuroregenerative approaches and cell-based therapies, with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases, stroke and epilepsy. 


Agnete KirkebyHuman Neural Development

Anders BjörklundDevelopmental and Regenerative Neurobiology 

Angela Cenci-NilssonBasal Ganglia Pathology 

Cecilia LundbergCNS Gene Therapy 

Christine Ekdahl ClementsonInflammation and Stem Cell Therapy Group

Gunnar GourasExperimental Dementia Research

Jia-Yi Li: Neural Plasticity and Repair

Johan JakobssonMolecular Neurogenetics 

Karsten RuscherLUBIN Lab- Lund Brain Injury laboratory for Neurosurgical research

Malin ParmarDevelopmental and Regenerative Neurobiology 

Merab KokaiaExperimental Epilepsy 

Maria SwanbergTranslational Neurogenetics

Niklas MarklundNeurosurgery

Olle LindvallStem Cells & Restorative Neurology

Tadeusz WielochLaboratory for Experimental Brain Research 

Tomas BjörklundMolecular Neuromodulation Labs

Åsa PetersénTranslational Neuroendocrine Research Unit (TNU) 


The Wallenberg Neuroscience Center (WNC) opening ceremony (1996):




Wallenberg Neuroscience Center
Sölvegatan 17
221 84 Lund



Paulina Pettersson
Office phone: +46 46 2223415
Mobile phone: +46 (0)790 655 267
Email: Paulina [dot] Pettersson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se



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