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Talk by Lars Edvinsson

  • 9 November 2022 |
  • Lars Edvinsson |
  • Auditorium 5 |
  • Time 9:00-10:00 |

On Wednesday 9th of November, we will have Brain Prize winner Lars Edvinsson at DRCMR to give a talk entitled "Two translational projects; migraine and aSAH".


Lars Edvinsson trained at Lund University Medical Faculty and graduated as MD with PhD in 1980. He became a full professor at Lund University and senior consultant at the University Hospital in Lund in 2002. He is also the founder of the Glostrup Research Park and has been its leader for the last 15 years. He is a leading expert in the field of cerebral circulation and migraine. He has been a major contributor to what is known about the roles of the cerebral vasculature in health and in stroke and primary headaches. Working with Peter Goadsby, he identified calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) as a key transmitter in the trigeminal pain pathway and which is selectively released during a migraine attack. Based on his findings he proposed that CGRP may be of central importance in cerebral blood flow and migraine. Together with Professors Peter Goadsby, Michael Moskowitz and Jes Olesen, Lars Edvinson received The Brain Prize 2021 for their groundbreaking work on the causes and treatment of migraine.

The talk will be held in Auditorium 5, Hvidovre Hospital at 9.00-10:00.