Karl Tryggvason#

Karl Tryggvason
Email:Karl.Tryggvason 'at' ki.se
Membership Number:2165
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012-present Tanoto Professor in Diabetes Research, Cardiovascular and Metabolism Disorders Program, Duke-NUS, Singapore
  • 1994–present Professor of Medical Chemistry, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
  • 1989-1994 Research Professor, The Finnish Cancer Institute (location University of Oulu)
  • 1987-1995 Professor of Biochemistry, Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu
  • 1986-1989 Senior Investigator, Academy of Finland
  • 1983-1984 Visiting Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology, (invited), Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
  • 1979-1980 Assistant of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital of Oulu (resident program)
  • 1978-1979 Visiting Associate, Laboratory of Developmental Biology and Anomalies, National Institute of Dental Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • 1974-1978, 1979 Assistant of Medical Biochemistry, Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Oulu
  • 1974-1975 Part-time Teacher and Acting Assistant of Medical Biochemistry, Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Oulu

Fields of Scholarship
  • Clinical chemistry (clinical pathology)
  • Biochemistry
  • Structure and biology of basement membranes

Honours and Awards
  • 2005 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2005 Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences
  • 2002 The Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
  • 2000 The Homer W. Smither Award from the American Society of Nephrology
  • 1995 The Kaitera Prize, Finland
  • Member of the Nobel Committee for physiology and medicine

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