Henrik Zetterberg

Professor, Neurochemistry, University of Gothenburg

Membership period 2011–2016

With a background in molecular biology and clinical chemistry, I have spent the last 10 years focusing on the development of biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. My research is translational and the biomarkers are evaluated in cell and animal models, as well as in longitudinal studies of patients and healthy individuals. I have developed new diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as new preclinical models, and have shown that amyloid pathology precedes tau pathology with around 5 years during the Alzheimer disease process in humans, that altered amyloid homeostasis in the brain is evident already in pre-symptomatic stages of the disease, and that the diagnostic usefulness of AD biomarkers decreases with age due to increased prevalence of preclinical Alzheimer neuropathology.

View Henrik's scientific trend forecasting about the brain and martial arts (English subtitles available). Scientific trend forecasting is a humorous concept that the Academy launched at a large science festival in Sweden to entertain with the latest science.


Henrik Zetterberg. Foto: Markus Marcetic.
Henrik Zetterberg. Foto: Markus Marcetic.

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Henrik Zetterberg Foto: Markus Marcetic

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Born: 1973
Family: Married to Madeleine Zetterberg, eye doctor and reader in ophthalmology. Three kids: Hjalmar, Sven, nd Gunnar.
Interests: Music, litterature och research.

“It's a fantastic network of researchers from a variety of disciplines. I really look forward to our meetings and learn a lot each time. I also find it exciting to discuss research with young people. Research Encounters, which the Young Academy of Sweden organizes every year in August for high school students, is one of the highlights of the year.”

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