Welcome to SWEBAGS

The Swedish Basal Ganglia Society, SWEBAGS, is an non-profit scientific organization providing a platform for discussions and education opportunities in the area of basal ganglia research.

We aim to increase the visibility of mainly basic and pre-clinical research, and foster multidisciplinary collaborations across biological scales and methodological approaches. All professionals, students and organisations interested in basal ganglia research are welcome to become members.

Together we will leverage the strengths of basal ganglia research in Sweden, join us in our efforts and participate in our activities!

– Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of technology, Chair SWEBAGS
– Angela Cenci Nilsson, Professor, Lund University, Vice Chair SWEBAGS

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  • Keynote speakers at SWEBAGS conference 2021

    SWEBAGS proudly present Aryn H Gittis and Sho Yagishita as keynote speakers at SWEBAGS conference 2021.

    Please join us by registering for free here. You can also submit your abstracts until September 30.


    Topic: Cortico-basal ganglia circuit dysfunctions in Parkinson´s disease

    HOST LABORATORY: Basal Ganglia Pathophysiology Unit, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University. bgp-lab.com

    LAB DIRECTOR AND PROJECT SUPERVISOR: Prof. Angela Cenci Nilsson (most common author name: M. Angela Cenci, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2216-2900).

    ADDRESS: Wallenberg Neuroscience Centre, BMC A13, Sölvegatan 17, Lund (Sweden).

    START DATE: Any time from October 2021 through February-March 2022.

    DURATION: 2-3 years.


    The project is part of a larger collaborative programme entitled ADAPT-PD (ADAptive and Precise Targeting of cortex-basal ganglia circuits in Parkinson´s Disease), funded by the Lundbeck Foundation and coordinated by Prof. Hartwig Siebner (Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Hvidovre, DK). With its ambitious 5-year plan, ADAPT-PD aims at identifying key alterations in network dynamics causing motor and non-motor impairments in PD, as well as developing new therapeutic approaches based on non-invasive neuromodulation. Within this programme, the Lund site (headed by Angela Cenci Nilsson) has the main responsibility for the preclinical studies in experimental models.

    At Lund University, the post-doctoral fellow will use multiple methodologies to investigate circuit dysfunction in rodent models of PD, including advanced behavioural analyses in temporal registration with calcium imaging fiber photometry and optogenetic circuit manipulations.

    The hosting laboratory (Basal Ganglia Pathophysiology Unit) is internationally well-recognized and part of a strategic research area for Parkinson’s research appointed by the Swedish Research Council (MultiPark, www.med.lu.se/multipark).

    Lund University is among the most renowned institutions of higher learning in the Nordic countries, being consistently ranked within the top 100 academic research institutes in the world. It is the most popular university in Sweden for international applicants and was ranked as the 40th most international university in the world by Times Higher Education (World Universities Ranking 2021).

    APPLICANT´S REQUIREMENTS: (i) PhD degree in medical, biomedical, or engineering sciences, either acquired within the past 3 years or to be acquired before starting the post-doc project; (ii) technical experience in at least some of the methodologies required by the project, as red-highlighted in the above text; (iii) skills in data handling (possibly, also experience in programming); (iv) Proficiency in written and spoken English and good communication skills.

    HOW TO APPLY: You can submit your application to Angela Cenci Nilsson any time between August and November 2021. Please include: (i) a cover letter indicating what you are currently doing and why you would be interested in this project. Please end the letter with the name and e-mail addresses of two reference persons. (ii) Curriculum vitae, which should include your personal data (date of birth, current address), date of your PhD degree (with thesis title and name of your PhD supervisor), specification of your technical skills, list of publications. Please bind the enclosures in a single PDF file and send it to Angela via e-mail: Angela.Cenci_Nilsson@med.lu.se

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