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Peter Nilsson


Biträdande professor




Patricia Aguilar-Calvo, Adela Malik, Daniel R. Sandoval, Christopher Barback, Christina D. Orru, Heidi G. Standke, Olivia R. Thomas, Chrissa A. Dwyer, Donald P. Pizzo, Jaidev Bapat, Katrin Soldau, Ryotaro Ogawa, Mckenzie B. Riley, Peter Nilsson, Allison Kraus, Byron Caughey, Jeffrey J. Iliff, David R. Vera, Jeffrey D. Esko, Christina J. Sigurdson (2023) Neuronal Ndst1 depletion accelerates prion protein clearance and slows neurodegeneration in prion infection PLoS Pathogens, Vol. 19, Article e1011487 Continue to DOI
Shirin Ilkhanizadeh, Aileen Gracias, Andreas Åslund, Markus Bäck, Rozalyn Simon, Edel Kavanagh, Bianca Migliori, Christina Neofytou, Sven Nelander, Bengt Westermark, Lene Uhrbom, Karin Forsberg-Nilsson, Peter Konradsson, Ana I. Teixeira, Per Uhlen, Bertrand Joseph, Ola Hermanson, Peter Nilsson (2023) Live Detection of Neural Progenitors and Glioblastoma Cells by an Oligothiophene Derivative ACS Applied Bio Materials, Vol. 6, p. 3790-3797 Continue to DOI
Linnea Björk, Hamid Shirani, Yogesh Todarwal, Mathieu Linares, Ruben Vidal, Bernardino Ghetti, Patrick Norman, Therése Klingstedt, K. Peter R. Nilsson (2023) Distinct Heterocyclic Moieties Govern the Selectivity of Thiophene-Vinylene-Based Ligands towards Aß or Tau Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Article e202300583 Continue to DOI
Ingvild U. Hageberg, Katrianne Arja, Benedikte E. Vindstad, Johannes K. Bergvoll, Odrun A. Gederaas, Thor-Bernt Melo, Peter Nilsson, Mikael Lindgren (2023) Photophysics of Glycosylated Ring-Fused Chlorin Complexes and Their Photosensitizing Effects on Cancer Cells ChemPhotoChem Continue to DOI
Ruben Gomez-Gutierrez, Ujjayini Ghosh, Wai-Ming Yau, Nazaret Gamez, Katherine Do, Carlos Kramm, Hamid Shirani, Laura Vegas-Gomez, Jonathan Schulz, Ines Moreno-Gonzalez, Antonia Gutierrez, Peter Nilsson, Robert Tycko, Claudio Soto, Rodrigo Morales (2023) Two structurally defined A & beta; polymorphs promote different pathological changes in susceptible mice EMBO Reports Continue to DOI


Peter Nilsson.

Peter Nilsson’s molecules shine a light on Alzheimer’s research

“Even though I’m a professor now, I still spend a lot of time in the lab, as I know that when I’m working hands on, that’s when I get the new ideas,” says Peter Nilsson. He develops tracer molecules that are used in research into Alzheimer’s disease.

Microscopy image of protein aggregates stained green and red with the tracer molecules.

Tracer molecules can distinguish between very similar brain diseases

Two diseases that affect the brain, Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy, show the same characteristics. Scientists have now shown that tracer molecules developed at LiU can distinguish between these diseases.

Microscope image showing wellow and blue staining of irregular shapes.

New method gives hope in understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists are now able to label proteins in the brains of mice who have a disease similar to Alzheimer’s disease. The new method allows the researchers to observe how harmful protein aggregates develop over a longer time period.