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Group Members

Eva Bringman, research coordinator | E-mail

Eva Bringman is a registered nurse with long experience of clinical research in both healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. She has been working as research coordinator in the field of dementia research at the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology for several years. Joined the Schöll group January 2018


William Jagust, visiting professor, University of California, Berkeley

Wiliam Jagust is a professor of neuroscience and public health at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley. He will be a visiting professor at Sahlgrenska Academy, affiliated with the Schöll group 2018-2021 





Kerstin Heurling, PhD, postdoc | E-mail

Kerstin Heurling is a postdoctoral researcher joining the research group of MedTech West researcher Michael Schöll at the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry at the Sahlgrenska Academy. Kerstin is joining us from Uppsala University and the research group for combined PET/MR studies, where she worked as a study coordinator and researcher. Kerstin’s scientific focus are methods for quantitative assessments in neurology positron emission tomography (PET).

Kerstin received her PhD in Medicine at Uppsala University, after defending her thesis Characterization of [18F]Flutemetamol binding properties. A β-amyloid PET imaging ligand in 2015. Kerstin has a technical background, with a MSc in chemical engineering with focus on pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, and worked with clinical trials involving PET at GE Healthcare between 2007 and 2014.

Nicholas Ashton, PhD, postdoc E-mail

Nicholas Ashton is a postdoctoral researcher joining the team from the Department of Old Age Psychiatry at King’s College London where his research focused on using fluid-based biomarkers to complement quantitative imaging assessments for the early detection of dementia risk. Nicholas has a technical background in Mass Spectrometry and immunological-based assays which has been utilised more recently to develop blood signatures of Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology.

Nicholas holds BSc in Forensic Chemistry, an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience and received his PhD from King’s College London in 2017 with a thesis entitled “A blood-based signature for neocortical amyloid burden; an early diagnostic population screening tool for Alzheimer’s disease”

Jennifer Alvén, PhD student E-mail

Jennifer Alvén is a PhD student in the Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis research group at the Department of Electrical engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. Jennifer conducts research in the field of medical image analysis with Fredrik Kahl and Olof Enqvist as supervisors. Her research focus is machine learning and explicit/implicit shape models for classification and segmentation of medical 2D and 3D images. Jennifer is joining Michael Schöll's research group with focus on applying image registration and signal processing methods on PET and MR.

Marie Eckerström, PhD, psychologist E-mail

Marie Eckerström is a clinical psychologist at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital Memory Clinic since 2008. In her clinical work, she carries out neuropsychological assessments of adult patients seeking care for cognitive decline, with the focus on identifying dementia disorders. Since 2017, she is also leader of the cognition core within the Gothenburg MCI study that has followed the memory clinic population longitudinally since 1999.

Marie received her PhD in medicine in 2017 at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, within the research group Adult cognitive disorders. Her thesis “Subjective cognitive decline in memory clinic patients – characteristics and clinical relevance” focused on early cognitive/self-reported signs of Alzheimer’s disease in combination with neurochemical markers.

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