Center for Systems Neurobiology

A network system - neurobiology.

Center for Systems Neurobiology is a strategic effort from Linköping University (LiU) and Region Östergötland aimed at strengthening research within the medical field. 

Linköping University (LiU) and the County Council of Östergötland (Region Östergötland) have decided to continue previous strategic efforts aimed at strengthening research within the medical field, by dedicated strategic research centers. Neurobiology has been selected as one such center.

The fundamental principles of centre activities are:

  • to create and maintain an interactive and creative scientific environment in neuroscience between basic neurosciences (LiU) and clinical medicine (the County Council of Östergötland), and between the Medical, Technical and Art & Sciences faculties of LiU.
  • to help form bridges between basic neurosciences and clinical medicineto support the recruitment of additional scientists, primarily postdocs and new principal investigators.
  • to provide generally applicable research support infrastructure in the form of both skilled personnel and equipment.


Neuroscience Retreat 2024

Research groups


David Engblom.

Immune cells in the brain – a link between inflammation and depression

One in four people in Sweden will be affected at some time by a depression so serious that it requires treatment. Wouldn’t it be great if we could understand the brain circuits that determine the way we feel, and find new and better treatments?

Martin Hallbeck and Per Hammarström

Two pieces of the Alzheimer’s puzzle

One is a protein chemist, the other a physician. Both conduct research into Alzheimer’s disease. Each benefits from the knowledge of the other, making progress more rapid. Their objective: to make a difference for those affected by disease.

Feng Gao and Håkan Olausson

LiU researchers receive Wallenberg grants

Two LiU researchers each receive around SEK 34 million for five years from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Håkan Olausson is working on ultrafast pain signalling, while Feng Gao is developing new materials for solar cells.


Organisation – Steering group

Scientific Advisory Board