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Group Members

Eva Bringman, Research Coordinator


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.

Dimitra Tzaferou, Research Assistant


Dimitra is a research assistant at Schöll group. She is a graduate in Applied Neuropsychology from the University of Bristol, UK with previous qualifications in Psychology and Biology. Dimitra has held previous research assistant roles in Estonia and Greece. Her research interests focus on neuroimaging of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Michihiko Koeda, Visiting Researcher, University of Nippon Medical School, Japan


Michihiko Koeda is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan. His specialty is geriatric neuropsychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and clinical functional neuroimaging. His research interest is to clarify the neural basis of psychosis and cognitive impairment at old age, as well as examining the brain mechanism of auditory hallucinations by using functional MRI. From 2019, he collaborates with Michael Schöll's group to investigate the neural mechanism of mental problems, including dementia by using PET and functional MRI.

Michel Grothe, Senior Research Associate


Postdoctoral researchers

Nicholas Ashton, PhD, Postdoc


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”.

Irena Burmann, PhD, Postdoc


Irena is joining Michael Schöll's group from the Biozentrum Basel, Switzerland. Scientifically, her focus lies on the understanding of processes underlying protein folding as well as unfolding or misfolding by using different biophysical and structural methods. Her technical background lies in NMR spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and protein engineering. Irena received her PhD in biophysical chemistry at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz Austria after defending her thesis entitled “Investigation of Protein Folding and Protein Stabilization Comparing Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, and Circular Dichroism”.


PhD students

Jennifer Alvén, PhD student


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.

Fredrik Öhman, PhD Student


Fredrik Öhman is a PhD student in Michael Schöll's research group and the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy. Fredrik will use neuropsychology, neuroimaging and neurochemical biomarkers to validate newly developed methods for detecting cognitive impairment in early stage dementia disorders.

Besides Fredrik’s research work, he is a clinical psychologist at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital memory clinic. As a clinical psychologist, he performs neuropsychological assessments of patients seeking care for cognitive decline, with the focus on identifying dementia disorders.
Fredrik has an MSc in Psychology from Gothenburg University and in his master thesis he investigated the neuropsychological profiles associated with mild cognitive impairment in the Gothenburg MCI study.

Meera Srikrishna, PhD Student

Meera Srikrishna is a PhD student in the Schöll group. Her research focuses mainly on application of multimodal image analysis to understand the extent of neurodegeneration and spread of pathology using CT, MRI, and PET.

Meera has a technical background in functional neuroimaging, fMRI data processing and cellular image processing. She pursued her Bachelor in Electronics Engineering, Masters in Biomedical Engineering and worked in National Brain Research Centre, India between in 2015-17.

Peter Young, MSc, PhD Student


Peter Young is a PhD student joining the team from the Bristol Royal Infirmary where he worked as a medical physicist in the imaging department of the hospital. Peter has a background in medical imaging, radiation physics and radiation protection which he used for the optimisation and new development of imaging techniques within both hospital and research environments.

Peter holds a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Medical Physics and another MSc in Clinical Science. He is currently working towards a PhD entitled “Multi-modal imaging to examine inter-individual differences in cognitive aging and their association with tau deposition” which is exploring neuroimaging techniques and their relation to ageing and Alzheimer’s pathology.

Associated researchers

Marie Eckerström, PhD, Psychologist


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.

Oleksiy Itsenko, PhD


Oleksiy is principal radiochemist and QP at the Sahlgrenska PET radiopharmacy. Among his key interests are fast labelling reactions and process development. Oleksiy received his PhD in 11C radiochemistry working in the research group of professor Bengt Långström. His experience includes the production of PET tracers for preclinical and clinical use as well as industrial product prototyping.

Thomas Vogels, MSc, Visiting PhD Student




Kerstin Heurling, PhD, Postdoc



Antoine Leuzy, Postdoc




Franziska Mauter, BSc, Master's Student




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