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Malin Parmar elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Portrait of Malin Parmar. Photo: Kennet Ruona.
Malin Parmar. Photo: Kennet Ruona.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected two new members of the Academy’s class for medical sciences. One of them is Malin Parmar, Professor of Cellular Neuroscience at Lund University, and Principal Investigator at Lund Stem Cell Center.

Together with her research group, Malin Parmar has conducted several groundbreaking studies on stem cells that have led to the development of new treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Using knowledge of how dopamine cells are normally formed as a starting point, researchers have mimicked this process in stem cells, thus creating new cells that can replace those that have been lost.

In its press release, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences further writes that Malin Parmar is a world-leading researcher in her field and has received several major national and international research grants. Among other achievements, last year the Swedish Research Council chose to appoint her to a so-called Council Professorship, an honour that comes with SEK 50 million in financial support over a ten-year period.

Karolinska Institutet’s Per Svenningsson was also elected to the Academy’s class for medical sciences at the same time as Malin Parmar.

Malin Parmar


Principal Investigator 

PhD, Professor
Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology 
Wallenberg Neuroscience Center
Phone: +46 46 222 06 20
E-mail: Malin [dot] parmar [at] med [dot] lu [dot] setarget="_self"

Profile in Lund University research portal