Andreas studied Psychology (BSc) at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands and Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. After obtaining a MSc in Neuropsychology at Maastricht University, Andreas conducted his doctoral research at Cardiff University in the Brain Repair Group under the tutelage of Steve Dunnett and Anne Rosser where he used simple and complex behavioural tasks to assess lesion-induced deficits and graft-induced behavioural recovery in a rodent model of Parkinson's disease. Andreas has conducted two post-doctoral periods at Lund University, with Malin Parmar (working on the preclinical assessment of dopaminergic human ES cell grafts) and Martin Lundblad (working on the detection of Dopamine release from transplants) from 2013-2016 , and Tomas Björklund (using chemogenetics to manipulate cell activity) from 2016-2018 focussing on the selective and reversible modulation of cell activity using chemogenetics.
Andreas was awarded a post-doc stipend by the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF) and subsequently an establishing grant by the Swedish Research Council (VR) to start his independent research group in June 2018 focusing on brain-behaviour relationships and disase modelling.
Matilde has studied Biotechnology at the University of Padua (Italy). Then she has completed her Master degree in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Trento (Italy) and the practical part as a research placement at Lund University (Sweden), in the Translational Neurogenetics Group. She has since completed the preparatory PhD course "Human Biology" financed by a grant form the Parkinsonsfonden. Matilde's project involves the generation and characterisation of a novel alpha-synuclein overexpression model of Parkinson's disaese.
In August 2018 Matilde started her doctoral studies on the assessment of non-motor deficits in a novel alpha-synuclein overexpression model. Her current projects involve the use of molecular biology, AAV vector production, complex behavioural testing, electrochemical recordings and opto/chemogenetics.
Francesco got his Undergraduate degree in Applied Clinical Psychology and Medicine in University of Rome - La Sapienza working on PTSD. He completed a MSc in Molecular Biotechnology at Jagiellonian University, Kraków - Poland working on stem cells derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) for cardiac regeneration. In December 2019 he obtained his PhD in CEA-MIRCen (Paris) working within the EU Marie-Curie Grant in the development of an injectable hydrogel for cellular therapy in Parkinson's Disease.
Francesco joined BNL in February 2020 for his post doctoral research project. He will focus on the behavioural characterisation of our novel AAV-vector based preclinical rodent model of Parkinson's disease.
Giuseppe is conducting his MSc research with us in the 2020/21 semester. His research project will focus on disease modelleing and the assessment of Viral Vectors for transgene expression.
Ida is conducting an Erasmus+resarch internship working on congnitive assessment of our AAV-vector based preclinical rodent model of Parknson's disease. She has just finished her MSc degree in Genetics and Experimental Biology at the University of Wroclaw where she worked on membrane protein degradation pathways and her main interest includes neurodegenerative diseases.
Giovanna is currently studying Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bari. She has joined us for her MSc research internship to work on histopathological changes after an AAV alphasynucelin overexpression.
Swantje is joining the BNL in January 2020. She will be working on the development of viral vectors for gene therapy. Her focus will be on investigation into the immune response after injection of AAV vectors into the midbrain as part of her BSc degree. Swantje is joined supervised by BNL and Marcus Davidsson at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA.
Discovery Charter School (California, USA)
Nayomi is our honorary lab member since August 2020. Nayomi is currently attending the 6th grade of the 2020/21 school year and she is very excited about all things related to science. According to her teacher Claris Monica Diaz (DiazDoesScience), Nayomi has a brilliant carrer in STEM ahead of her. We are looking forward to welcome her to the laboratory in person, once she has graduated.
Previous lab members:
Trento University, Italy
Maastricht University, NL
Keele University, UK
CPE Lyon, France
Medical exchange student
Nottingham University, UK
Trento University, Italy
Medical exchange student
Some impressions from our 2020 Labretreat in Småland
Our residence: The Davidssons Family summer house
Cannoeing and BBQ-lunch
Smålands dinner: Kroppkakor + Crayfish and 5h game of Catan.
Early commitment to LU :-)
Anita bringing gifts from Greece :-)
New BNL labcoats
First protocol published from the lab! Well done Mati and Marcus!
Our new Leica inverted DMi8 is all set up. Thanks to Peter for being amazing from start to finish as well as the Crafoord foundation for supporting our research and making this possible.
First installment of coding club has finished. Thank you so much for the lovely card and gifts!
Finally I have someone to talk to. #RubberDuckDebugging.
Naomi's last day: Beer & Dumplings.
Ice-cream reward after histology marathon.
Photoshoot for our new AAV-production methods submission.
Successfull implantation of an optrode for the new fiber-photometry system.
Coding club continues on zoom
Luca graduated in Italy! BRAVO Luca!
UniStem Day 2020
Happy 21st Birthday!!!
DIS student exchange vistit to BMC - Naomi and Matilde explaing histology and electrochemistry
Hello World : BMC Coding club in action
Floor christmas party
BNL at NECTAR 2019 in Cardiff
Parkinsonskåne visits Lund University
Last day of summer BBQ
Marcus in the news!!!
First year as PhD student and still smiling :-)
Welcoming our 2 Candian exchange students, great to have you in the lab!
Two legends of dopamine
Look who's back :)
Barry Everitt visiting :-)
Woman in STEM
Introducing our work to the BMC
Easterbunny visit to BNL
CPR Training 2019
First Echem recordings in mice! #Teameffort
The Queen of BMC has left! Good luck at KAVLI Vale!
Happy Birthday Marcus
Christmas time at BNL
Luca building optrodes
ERC training camp 2018
Need for sugar
Matilde's first day as PhD student: Let the journey begin
The new equiptment has arrived: Optogenetics, Soldering, Operant boxes
Great new colleagues
Italian Sunday lunch
Matilde welcoming the newst team member
The new labspace
Malmö reptile center
Nailing of Thesis: Dr. Davidsson
Cake or Death! #Fika
Summer BBQ 2018
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