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About us

Short introduction to Johan Jakobsson's research


Our lab is interested in transposable elements and how these viral-like sequences influence human brain evolution, neurodegenerative diseases, brain tumors and ageing. Our expertise includes human stem cell cultures, viral vectors, gene editing, cellular reprogramming and bioinformatical analysis of transposons.

Jakobsson lab 2023
Jakobsson lab 2023

We are currently looking for new members (postdocs, computational biologists and bioinformaticians) to our team to work in our translational projects related to neuroinflammation, transposable elements and single cell analysis. If you are interested in working with us then please contact Johan Jakobsson (johan [dot] jakobsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (johan[dot]jakobsson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)).

Are you interested in what makes the human brain different to the brain of chimpanzee?
You're welcome to learn more from the following article by Lund Stem Cell Center:

Vill du veta mer om gensaxen och hjärnans sjukdomar? Se Johan Jakobssons föreläsning "Hjärnans sjukdomar: genvägen till framtidens behandlingar" från Forskningens dag 2020.



Johan Jakobsson, PhD

Director of Lund Stem Cell Center

Laboratory of Molecular Neurogenetics
Wallenberg Neuroscience Center
Lund Stem Cell Center
Lund University
221 84 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 46 222 42 25
E-mail: Johan [dot] Jakobsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se


Paulina Pettersson
E-mail: Paulina [dot] Pettersson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Office phone: +46 46 222 34 15
Mobile phone: +46 (0)790 655 267
Internal post / Hämtställe: 66