Marcela Pekna - Curriculum Vitae#

Higher education qualification:
  • 1984 - 1990 MD with the Highest Honors (Cum Eminentia) and medical license, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Doctoral degree:
  • 1993: DrMedSc (PhD) in Clinical Immunology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Doctoral thesis: Complement activation as an indicator of biocompatibility

Postdoctoral training:
  • 1994 - 1995 Postdoctoral fellow at the Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, the University of Gothenburg (UG) , Sweden in the group of Prof. Christer Betsholtz
  • 1995 - 1998 Awarded a three-year scholarship to gain Associate Professor (Docent) competence from the Swedish Society for Medical Research
  • Associate Professor (Docent) in Medical Biochemistry, UG, 1999
  • Professor in Neuroimmunology, UG, 2017
  • Opponent duties and doctoral thesis examiner in Sweden and Australia
  • Chair of PhD thesis examination committee for 10 doctoral candidates, UG
  • Member of PhD thesis examination committee for 5 doctoral candidates, UG and Lund University
  • Main supervisor of 4 PhD students and 12 postdoctoral researchers

Commissions of trust:
  • 2016 - present: Deputy MC member for Sweden in the European COST Action EuroCellNet - a research network of 31 European countries
  • 2017 - present: Stroke Centre West, UG, steering board member
  • 2017 - present: Peter Eriksson’s Foundation for Brain Research, Gothenburg, steering board member

Conference / meeting / symposia organizer within the last 2 years:
  • 4th Peter Eriksson Conference: Improving Brain Plasticity and Regeneration – From Basic Research to the Clinic, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017
  • Targeting the brain plasticity in CNS diseases. A symposium at the 43rd FEBS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
  • 2nd BrainGain Sweden Innovation Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2018
  • Complement: Sculpting the developing and diseased brain. A symposium at The International Society for Neurochemistry Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 2019
  • Invited speaker at more than 80 plenary lectures /research conference lectures / University special lectures

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