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Linda Holmquist Mengelbier, PhD

Linda Holmquist Mengelbier is a paediatric cancer researcher who now, in parallel to her cancer effort, has started to work with the neurodegenerative disorders Huntington disease and ALS. Her focus in the cancer field has been on the embryonal pediatric solid tumors neuroblastoma and Wilms tumor. Neuroblastoma is a sympathetic nervous system tumor derived from the neural crest, whereas Wilms tumour mirrors arrested kidney development. Her main research questions so far have dealt with tumour differentiation and cancer cell evolution.


2023: Laboratory researcher 50%, TNU, Lund University. PI: Professor Åsa Petersén.

2012 – ongoing: Laboratory researcher 50%, Clinical Genetics, Lund University. Cancer cell evolution. PI: Professor David Gisselsson.

2008-2012: Post doc, Clinical Genetics, Lund University, PI: David Gisselsson.

2007: Continuation of PhD project, Molecular Medicine, University Hospital Malmö, Lund University. PI: Professor Sven Påhlman.


2002-2006, PhD studies in Molecular Medicine,”Hypoxia-induced phenotypic modulation of human neuroblastoma cells”. Supervisor: Professor Sven Påhlman. University Hospital Malmö, Lund University.

2002, Master in Biomedicine, Lund University.

2002 School of Biomedical and Biomolecular Research. Preparatory Research School, Lund University

Linda Holmquist Mengelbier

E-mail: Linda [dot] Holmquist_Mengelbier [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Lund University
Translational Neuroendocrinology Research Unit
Klinikgatan 32
221 84 Lund