Today we meet with Dr. Jan Mulder, group leader of the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) brain profiling group at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and the director of the Brain Atlas, a brand-new addition to the (HPA) project. His research interest is to identify proteins involved in brain development, normal brain physiology, and pathophysiology of brain disorders by using an antibody-based approach combined with multiplex fluorescence immunohistochemistry.
We asked Dr. Mulder 10 questions about the past, the present, and the future of the Brain Atlas.
The brain is arguably the most important and the most complex organ in the human body. There are more than 1,000 disorders of the brain and nervous system. The understanding of how to prevent and treat these disorders is crucial for maintaining the overall health and well-being of the human population. Neuroscientists all around the world strive to make fundamental discoveries about brain function, to teach and train the next generation of scientists and clinicians, and translate research findings into improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders.