Milos Pekny - Curriculum Vitae#

Born May, 1965, Swedish citizen, married, 5 children

  • 1989 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) cum Eminentia and medical license, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1994 Dr.Med.Sc. (Ph.D.), Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1999 Docent (Associate Professor), Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2005 Professor, Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Professor at Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska Academy at GU (2005- ), Director of the Laboratory of Astrocyte Biology and CNS Regeneration, CBR, Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU


95 publications, incl. 80 peer-reviewed papers, 10 book chapters, cited >7200 times, h-index 40 (Google Scholar), >140 invited lectures and conference talks, organizer of 18 international research conferences/symposia


Swedish Research Council, ALF (clinical research grants), AFA Insurance, Hjärnfonden, EU - FP7 Large scale integrating project focusing on stroke (TargetBraIn).

Coordinator for the program Novel strategies for brain regeneration after stroke – from lab to patient to population at GU co-financed by the AFA Insurance company, 2011-15; partner in the program Culture and Brain Health, supported by STENA Foundation, 2009-13; partner in the EU-funded FP7 project focusing on stroke TargetBraIn - Targeting brain inflammation for improved functional recovery in acute neurodegenerative disorders, 2012-16; Steering Committee member and the leader of the GU node in the FP7 EU Marie Curie Network EduGlia – Innovative techniques and models to study glia-neuron interactions in health and disease (, 2009-13; the Swedish representative and Chairman of the Working group Intermediate filaments in health and disease in the EU-supported Cooperation in Science and Technology COST action NANONET – Nanomechanics of intermediate filament networks, 2010-14.

Recipient of the Swedish Eric Fernström Prize, 2005; Hjärnfonden, Scientific Board Member; European Society for Intermediate Filament Biology, Co-founder, Past President and Board Member Grant reviewer for EU, NIH, Austrian MRC, Australian MRC, Hjärnfonden, Reviewer for Nature, PNAS, J. Neurosci., EMBO J., J. Neurochem., J. Cell Sci., JCBFM, Glia, etc.
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