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Martin Gunnarsson

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Martin Gunnarsson
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About Martin Gunnarsson

Martin Gunnarsson is associate professor of neurology at Örebro University and consultant at Örebro University Hospital.

Martin Gunnarsson trained at Umeå University and obtained his PhD in immunology with his thesis The conformational complexity of alpha2-macroglobulin and its relation to multiple sclerosis. He received his Degree of Master of Science in Medicine in 2002, his medical license in 2004 and completed his specialist medical training in neurology in 2009.


Martin Gunnarsson’s research is focused mainly on neuroinflammation and various aspects of the disease multiple sclerosis (MS). After previously contributing mainly to experimental research, his projects in recent years have been of a clinical or translational nature. His research has revolved around risk factors, disease mechanisms and monitoring of disease activity in MS, among other things. Projects have also included clinical treatment research, and he has served as a clinical investigator in several clinical trials, both randomised and observational. Studying the progression of MS with different biomarkers and radiological techniques has been of particular interest. He has collaborated in the MS field both nationally and internationally.


In 2011–2016, Martin Gunnarsson was responsible for building up the neuroscience curriculum within the Programme in Medicine at Örebro University. He has had various teaching assignments in both the Programme in Medicine and other professional healthcare programmes and has served as an examiner, and supervises PhD students. Martin has also lectured in and organised various continuing professional development courses, conferences and symposia on health and medical care and served as chair of the national neurology meeting in 2016.

Collaborations and assignments

Martin Gunnarsson is head of the School of Medical Sciences at Örebro University and was previously head of Department of neurology and rehabilitation medicine at Örebro University Hospital. He has chaired the Swedish Neurological Society and been a member of the national council on nervous system diseases. Martin is a board member of medical research foundation Nyckelfonden.



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