Published: 19-08-2022 13:46 | Updated: 31-08-2022 14:31

Agneta Nordberg awarded

Agneta Nordberg receives Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer's Research at Alzheimers Association's International Conference 2022 in San Diego, USA. Photo: Private

The Alzheimer's Association® will present seven awards at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2022, recognizing researchers for their varied expertise, noteworthy achievements and innovative contributions to the field of Alzheimer's and dementia science. Agneta Nordberg, Division of Clinical Geriatrics, received one of them.

Agneta Nordberg
Agneta Nordberg, professor at NVS. Photo: Ulf Sirborn

Agneta Nordberg, M.D., Ph.D., is the recipient of the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a professor of clinical neuroscience and director of the Nordberg Translational Molecular Imaging Lab at the Karolinska Institutet, as well as a senior consultant in geriatric medicine at Karolinska University Hospital. Her research currently focuses on developing early diagnostic biomarkers and new drug targets in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Nordberg has contributed greatly to the field's understanding of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine's role in dementia, and has pioneered the use of brain amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to visualize abnormalities in tau protein and reactive astrogliosis.