Before becoming the senior medical director of clinical development for Alzheimer’s disease with Biogen, Bjoern spent many years in medical affairs as the global therapeutic lead for Multiple sclerosis. He has previously authored or co-authored more than 30 papers and presented multiple abstracts at scientific congresses including as an invited speaker, and has given educational presentations at universities worldwide.
Bjoern also brings great insight about the opportunities research can have on emerging adults with Down syndrome from his own 22-year-old son, Sebastian. “Sebastian has a beautiful mind, always curious, interested and eager to study new things, he brings a lot of insights and joy into our lives, and I want to do my best to protect his and others minds from the devastating effect of Alzheimer’s disease. My hope is that I through LuMind can support the research and work that is so much needed to improve and preserve the quality of life of people with Ds,” says Bjoern. Bjoern and his family moved from Denmark 6 years ago and now live in Massachusetts.