MD, PhD Professor at Lund University
Anders Björklund is professor of histology and section chief at the Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Lund University. He is an international leader in studies of reparative and neuro-protective mechanisms in the CNS and has pioneered the development of techniques for cell replacement and repair in the mammalian CNS. His team at the WNC has led the development of cell replacement therapies for Parkinson´s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Prof. Björklund is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA and also foreign member of the Board of Directors at Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation. Prof. Björklund is recipient of numerous awards, including the Zulch Prize from the Max-Planck Society in Germany, the Anders Jahre Prize for Medical Research from Oslo University in Norway, the Göran Gustafsson Prize from the Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lundbeck Foundation Nordic Award for Outstanding Research and the ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award 2013 for outstanding scientist.