Ongoing research

In the MCC-group, human genes hypothesized to be involved in higher brain functions are investigated in human biological samples from patients and control individuals. These genes are then functionally investigated in vivo using zebrafish as a model system. The research group’s primary focus is on how specific temporal and spatial changes in gene expression during development regulate inter- and intra-cellular processes and how these biological events tune cognitive abilities in an organism. 

Please click on the links to the left for more details of our human and zebrafish based research. 


The Göran Gustafsson Foundation

Carl Tryggers Foundation

Performance Funding from the Department of Organismal Biology

Magnus Bergvalls Foundation

The Lars Hierta Memorial Foundation

Gun och Bertil Stohnes Foundation

Foundation for Zoological research