I grew up a small town in the most south part of Sweden. In 2014 I obtained my PhD degree in Neuroscience at Lund University. My PhD work focused on the role of miRNA in neurogenesis and cell specification, and I studied the activity of miRNA as well as I modulated the expression of individual miRNA in specific cell types in the brain. I spend a lot of my spare time outdoors; walking, running and horseback riding, or I meet with family and friends.

recent publications

Malmevik J, Petri R, Knauff P, Brattås PL, Åkerblom M, Jakobsson J. Distinct cognitive effects and underlying transcriptome changes upon inhibition of individual miRNAs in hippocampal neurons.. Vol 6.; 2016. (Sci Rep; vol 6).
Jönsson ME, Wahlestedt JN, Åkerblom M, Kirkeby A, Malmevik J, Brattaas PL, et al. Comprehensive analysis of microRNA expression in regionalized human neural progenitor cells reveals microRNA-10 as a caudalizing factor.. Vol 142.; 2015. (Development; vol 142; no 18).
Malmevik J, Petri R, Klussendorf T, Knauff P, Åkerblom M, Johansson J, et al. Identification of the miRNA targetome in hippocampal neurons using RIP-seq.. Vol 5.; 2015. (Sci Rep; vol 5).
Åkerblom M, Petri R, Sachdeva R, Klussendorf T, Mattsson B, Gentner B, et al. microRNA-125 distinguishes developmentally generated and adult-born olfactory bulb interneurons.. Vol 141.; 2014. (Development; vol 141; no 7).
Petri R, Malmevik J, Fasching L, Åkerblom M, Jakobsson J. miRNAs in brain development.. Vol 321.; 2014. (Exp Cell Res; vol 321; no 1).
Åkerblom M, Sachdeva R, Quintino L, Wettergren EE, Chapman KZ, Manfre G, et al. Visualization and genetic modification of resident brain microglia using lentiviral vectors regulated by microRNA-9.. Vol 4.; 2013. (Nat Commun; vol 4).
Åkerblom M, Jakobsson J. MicroRNAs as Neuronal Fate Determinants.. Vol 20.; 2013. (Neuroscientist; vol 20; no 3).
Åkerblom M, Sachdeva R, Jakobsson J. Functional Studies of microRNAs in Neural Stem Cells: Problems and Perspectives.. Vol 6.; 2012. (Front Neurosci; vol 6).
Åkerblom M, Sachdeva R, Barde I, Verp S, Gentner B, Trono D, et al. MicroRNA-124 is a subventricular zone neuronal fate determinant.. Vol 32.; 2012. (J Neurosci; vol 32; no 26).