George Klein#


George Klein
Stefan Zimmerman
Email:georg.klein 'at' ki.se
Membership Number:431
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:gklein
Elected:1989
Homepage:http://ki.se/en/mtc/georg-klein-group






Present and Previous Positions
  • 1993 Research Group Leader, Microbiology and Tumor Biology Center, Karolinska Institute
  • 1993 Professor emeritus of Tumour Biology at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institute
  • 1957-1993 Professor of Tumor Biology and Head of Department of Tumor Biology, Karolinska Institute
  • 1951-1957 Assistant Professor of Cell Research
  • 1947-1949 Research Fellow, Karolinska Institute
  • 1946 Instructor in pathology, Budapest University
  • 1945 Instructor in histology, Budapest University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Genetic aspects of tumor biology

Honours and Awards
  • 1966 Honorary Doctor, University of Chicago
  • 1989 Honorary Doctor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  • 1991 Honorary Doctor, University of Nebraska
  • 1994 Honorary Doctor, Tel Aviv University
  • 2001 Honorary Doctor of Medical Science, Osaka University
  • 1957-1993 Member of the Nobel Assembly of Karolinska Institutet
  • 1999 Titular member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities
  • 1999 Academy of Cancer Immunology
  • 2002 Honorary Fellowship of the European Association for Cancer Research
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Foreign Member of the Finnish Scientific Society
  • Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States
  • Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Honorary Member of the American Association of Immunologists
  • Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society
  • Honorary Member of the French Society of Immunology
  • Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Honorary Member of the American Association for Cancer Research
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Ludwig Institute
  • 1960 Bertha Goldblatt Teplitz Award together with Eva Klein
  • 1967 Prize of the Danish Pathological Society
  • 1972 Rabbi Shai Shacknai Prize in Tumor Immunology
  • 1973 Bertner Award
  • 1973 Annual Award of the American Cancer Society
  • 1974 Prix Griffuel
  • 1975 Harvey Prize
  • 1976 Gardner Award
  • 1977 Behring Prize
  • 1978 Björken Prize
  • 1979 Sloan Prize from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation
  • 1979 Award of the Santa Chiara Academy, Italy
  • 1983 Erik Fernström Prize (with Eva Klein)
  • 1983 Anniversary Prize of the Swedish Medical Association
  • 1989 The Letterstedt Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 1990 Dobloug Prize of the Swedish Academy of Literature
  • 1990 Lisl and Leo Eitinger's Prize of Oslo University
  • 1995 Dr Tovi Comel-Walerstein C.A.I.R Institute Science Award for 1995 (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
  • 1996 Thomas P. Infusino Prize and Lectureship in Cancer Causation and Epidemiology (together with Eva Klein).
  • 1996 Kaposi Award
  • 1996 Chester Stock Award of Sloan Kettering Memorial Center
  • 1998 Orden Nacional al Mérito de la República de Colombia
  • 1998 Robert Koch gold medal
  • 1998 Institute of Human Virology, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1999 Prize of the Brupbacher Foundation, Zürich
  • 2001 Paracelsus medal
  • 2001 The Wick R. Williams Memorial Lecture Award
  • 2002 Ingemar Hedenius Prize
  • 2005 G.J. Mendel honorary medal for merit in the biological sciences
  • 2006 IARC medal of honour
  • 2008 Herbert J. Block Memorial Lectureship Award at the Ohio State University
  • 2009 Biomedicum medaljen, Helsinfors,Finland
  • 2010 KI:s Jubileumsmedalj
  • 2010 Royal Award of The Swedish Academy
  • 2010 Distinguished Professor Award Karolinska Institute


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