Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Per Svenningsson is a physician-researcher. His research interests include idiopathic Parkinson´s disease, GBA-Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonism and rare movement disorders with regards to both motor and non-motor aspects. The studies are at molecular and cellular levels both in preclinical models and in specimens from patients. The goal is to identify novel targets for improved diagnostics and disease-modifying therapy. Optimization of predictive and diagnostic biomarkers are sought for in the laboratory. At the clinics, he is conducting clinical trials with therapies to slow down progression of idiopathic Parkinson´s disease, GBA-Parkinson’s disease or atypical parkinsonism or to treat debilitating symptoms of the disease.