Mårten K. F. Wikström#


Mårten K. F. Wikström
Email:marten.wikstrom 'at' helsinki.fi
Membership Number:2768
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:mwikstrom
Homepage: http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/hbg/wikstrom/wikstrom_home.html





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1998 Research director of the Programme on Structural Biology and Biophysics, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, and State Technlological Research Center (VTT)
  • 1996-2006 Professor of the Academy of Finland
  • 1983-1996 Professor of medical chemistry, University of Helsinki
  • 1972-1982 Assistant professor, University of Helsinki

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Bioenergetics
  • Cell respiration
  • Energy metabolism
  • Biological membranes and transport
  • Structure, function and molecular biology of membrane proteins
  • Metalloproteins and biological electron transfer
  • Primary proton translocation in biology
  • Oxygen radicals
  • Mitochondrial diseases

Honours and Awards
  • 1972 The Gust. Komppa Award for the best academic dissertation in chemistry (The Finnish Chemical Society)
  • 1977 Anniversary Prize, Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
  • 1982 Societas Seientarum Fennica, Member
  • 1982 The Leiras/Medica Prize ofthe Finnish Medical Association (Finska Lakaresallskapet)
  • 1984 The Anders J ahre Medical Prize for young scientists (Oslo University, Norway)
  • 1985 The Finnish Medical Association Jubilee Prize, (Finska Lakaresallskapet)
  • 1985 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Member
  • 1989 The A.1. Virtanen Prize
  • 1992 The Order ofthe White Rose of Finland, Knighthood lst class (SVR R1)
  • 1992 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (class IV; chemistry), Member
  • 1992-1993 Ferdinand Springer Lecturer (FEBS)
  • 1993 Lecturer ofthe Year (Medical Students‘ Association, University of Helsinki)
  • 1993 Matti Ayrapaa Prize (Finnish Medical Society Duodecim)
  • 1995 Prof, EJ. Nystrom Prize (Societas Scientarum Fennica)
  • 1995-96 Guest Professor (2 months), Degussa Foundation, Frankfurt University
  • 1996 The Anders J ahre Medical Prize (Oslo University, Norway)
  • 1997 The David Keilin Prize and Medal (British Biochemical Society)
  • 1998 The First Lars Ernster Lecture in Bioenergetics, Stockholm University
  • 1999 The Order of the Finnish Lion, Commander (SL K)
  • 2000 The Peter Mitchell Medal and Lecture (European Bioenergetics Conference)
  • 2010 Academia Europaea member


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