Seminar: Radiotherapy, Neural Stem Cells and Cognitive Function

Professor Klas Blomgren

Perinatal Brain Research, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health,
Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Professor Klas Blomgren is a Professor of Perinatal Brain Research at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health in the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. His research is aimed at developing protective treatments as well as strategies to promote regeneration after injury to the developing brain.  The focus if his research is primarily on two types of brain injuries, those that occur around birth and those that occur after radiation therapy (cancer treatment). Rehabilitation after brain injuries in children is an area where current research clearly shows that there is great potential for improvement.

Professor Klas Blomgren earned his MD in 1990 and his PhD in neurobiology in 1994 from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. After Postdoctoral training at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan, he has focused on mechanisms of perinatal brain injury, radiation-induced brain injury and neurogenesis. The title of his talk is “Radiotherapy, neural stem cells and cognitive function’’.

The talk will be held in the Cheyne Theatre on Tuesday 08th of May 2012 at 2.30 pm.

You are all very welcome to attend.

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