Helena Ledmyr studied molecular biology at the Stockholm University in Sweden, and earned her Ph.D. in cardiovascular medicine at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2004. She was recruited for Molecular Frontiers while she was working at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as an administrator and communications officer. Currently she holds a position as Development Officer at the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility.
She functions as an editor for molecularfrontiers.org and she helps organize the annual Molecular Frontiers symposium at the academy. She also produces communications materials for the Foundation.