Associate professor, Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet
Membership period 2011–2016
I am head of the Broberger lab, at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. In my research I focus on understanding the neuronal brain networks enabling the structure of basic survival functions. I have a special interest in food intake, sleep and hormone regulation, focusing on hypothalamus and cerebral cortex. Methods I use are for example electrophysiology and microscopy in various animal models.
I was Chair of the Young Academy of Sweden in 2012/13.
Christian in his laboratory. (Click for high resolution photo, opens in new window) Photo: Mika Nitz Pettersson/Young Academy of Sweden
(Click for high resolution image, opens in new window) Photo: Markus Marcetic/Young Academy of Sweden
“My ideas about how Sweden can become an even better country for science and research no longer remains small talk at the coffee machine but gets a chance to reach all the way into the government offices at Rosenbad.”