Tomas Hökfelt#


Tomas Hökfelt
Email:Tomas.Hokfelt 'at' ki.se
Membership Number:173
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:thokfelt
Homepage:http://ki.se/en/people/tomhok






Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2006 Professor emeritus of histology with cell biology at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • 1979-2006 Professor in histology at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • 1968 Assistant professor

Fields of Scholarship
  • chemical messengers in the nervous and endocrine systems
  • the role of neuropeptides in pain and depression

Honours and Awards
  • 1987 joint winner of the Artois-Baillet-Latour Health Prize for the study of neuropeptides
  • 1988 joint winner of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research
  • 1992 Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Tampere, Finland
  • 1992 Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1999 Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Ferrara, Italy
  • 1999 Doctor Honoris Causa at the Peking University Health Science Center, China
  • 2000 Foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 Doctor Honoris Causa at the Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University, France
  • 2007 winner of the Grande Médaille of the French Academy of Sciences for his study of neurotransmitters
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences USA
  • Member of the Academia Europaea


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