Center for Neurodevelopmental disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND) is headed by professor Sven Bölte and is a center for research, education, and development of clinical services and structures in neurodevelopmental disorders, established by the Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institutet (KI). KI accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences.

Terje Falck-Ytter, PhD, associate professor, will teach and supervise ESR14. He has a PhD in developmental psychology and has extensive experience conducting experimental studies of typically developing infants and children with ASD. He has published articles in well-reputed journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications and Current Biology, and has received multiple prizes for his work.

Sven Bölte, PhD, full professor, will lead dissemination activities within the project. He has been involved in the International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium, and the Autism Genome Project. SB has published more than 100 original articles in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, and has long experience from dissemination activities from various projects and networks.