Göran Hansson - Curriculum Vitae#


Born: November 2, 1951 in Lysekil, Sweden
Office address: Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, S-17176 Stockholm, Sweden

Education:

Medical school, Gothenburg University; Med.kand. (Bachelor of Medicine) 1972; Läkarexamen (M.D.) 1977; Ph.D. 1980 in histology, Gothenburg University.

Positions/Appointments:

  • Docent, histology, Gothenburg University 1981
  • Fogarty Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, WA., 1981-82
  • Internship and residency, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, 1983-89
  • Forskarassistent (assistant professor), Medical Research Council, 1986-88
  • Senior scientist in cardiovascular cell biology, Medical Research Council 1990-94.
  • Professor of Cell Biology, Gothenburg University, 1994-95.
  • Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Karolinska Institutet, 1995-
  • Distinguished Professor, Karolinska Institutet, 2009-
  • Secretary General, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2015-.

Awards, Honours, Named Lectures etc (selection)
  • Fogarty Intl Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, Natl. Inst. of Health, U.S.A., 1981
  • Erik K. Fernström Prize for Medical Research, 1992.
  • Visiting Professor, Dept of Cardiology, Università Catolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome 1996.
  • Lars Werkö Prize for Heart Research, 1998.
  • Russell Ross Memorial Lecture, International Atherosclerosis Society, 2000.
  • Pfizer Visiting Professor, Univ of Texas at Houston, 2001.
  • Nikkilä Lecture, Scand Soc Atherosclerosis Research, 2002.
  • Eijkman Medal, Utrecht University 2003.
  • Vulnerable Plaque Lifetime Achievement Award, AEHA, Chicago 2003.
  • Leducq Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston 2005.
  • Kennedy Visiting Professor, Imperial College, London 2005
  • David Geffen School of Medicine Visiting Professor, UCLA 2006.
  • Anitschkow Prize, European Atherosclerosis Society 2007.
  • Hugh Sinclair Lecture, British Atherosclerosis Society 2007.
  • George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecture, American Heart Association 2007.
  • Elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2007.
  • Elected to Academia Europæa 2007
  • Visiting professor, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women´s Hospital, Boston 2008
  • William Harvey Lecture, European Society of Cardiology, Munich 2008.
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Intl Atherosclerosis Society, Boston 2009.
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Heart Association, Orlando 2009
  • Federa Prize, Fed Bio Sci Soc, Leiden 2011
  • Middlesex Memorial Lecture, University College London 2012
  • Honorary Professor, Shandong University, Jinan, China 2014
  • Anthony Cerami Prize in Translational medicine, Feinstein Institute, New York 2014
  • Doctor of Medicine honoris causa, University of Eastern Finland 2015

Commissions of trust (selected)
  • Nobel Assembly and Committee for physiology or medicine:
  • Member, Nobel Assembly for physiology or medicine, 1997-.
  • Member, Nobel Committee for physiology or medicine, 1998-2014
  • Vice chairman, Nobel Committee, 2003
  • Chair, Nobel Committee 2004-06
  • Secretary of the Nobel Assembly and Director of the Nobel Institute for Medicine, 2009-2014.
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Nobel Foundation, 2009-, Vice chair 2011-.

Scientific advisory boards:
  • Heart Research Institute, Sydney 1994.
  • Wihuri Research Institute, Helsinki, 1995-.
  • Gladstone Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, San Fransisco 2001.
  • Kuopio University Faculty of Medicine, 2001.
  • Division of Medical Sciences, Oxford University, 2002.
  • Scientific advisor, Academy of Finland, 2002-06.
  • Patron, Wesley Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia 2004-2014
  • Center of Molecular Inflammation Research, NTNU, Trondheim 2014-
  • Multiple ad hoc external advisor for appointments in universities and scientific institutions, including Harvard Medical School, University of Washington, University of New South Wales, Université de Paris VI, INSERM, University of California at San Diego, University of Texas, University of Arizona, St George´s Hospital Medical School London, Lund University, Umeå University, and others.

Academic institutions:
  • Director, graduate school, faculty of medicine, Gothenburg Univ 1991-4.
  • Member, board of graduate school, Karolinska Institute 1996-98.
  • Member, board for research, Karolinska Institute 1999-2005.
  • Member, board of Karolinska Hospital, 2003.
  • Steering committee, Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Hosp, 2002-14.

Scientific conferences:
  • Chairman, Acta medica symposium on vascular immunology, 1998.
  • Chairman, Gordon Conference on Atherosclerosis, 1999.
  • Executive committee, Intl Symposium on Atherosclerosis, Stockholm 2000.
  • Organizer, Days of Molecular Medicine (w/ Nature Med and Salk Inst) 2005.
  • Chairman, J Int Med symposium on inflammation and atherosclerosis, 2007.
  • Advisory panel, Keystone Research Symposia, 2005-.
  • Program committees of several international conferences and symposia.

Scientific journals:

European Editor, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 2000-7; Consulting Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2002- ; Editorial Boards: Circulation, 2000-; Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease 2000-; Annals of Medicine 2001-; Current Atherosclerosis Reports 2001-; Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, 2003-, Journal of Internal Medicine 2006-, Rambam Medical Journal 2008-, Circulation Research 2009-.

Scientific supervision:

25 students awarded PhD degrees (* indicates GKH main supervisor): Lena Jonasson* (PhD 1987), Sten Stemme* (1992), Yong-jian Geng* (1994), Anders Svenningson (1996), Zhong-qun Yan* (1998), Giuseppina Caligiuri* (1999), Xinghua Zhou* (2000), Dirk Wuttge (2001), Anna-Karin Robertson* (2004), Emmanuel Tupin (2004), Andreas Gidlöf* (2005), Kristina Edfeldt (2005), Anne-Louise Hemdahl* (2005), Yuri Sheikine* (2006), Dexiu Bu (2006), Charlotta Hjerpe (2007), Ariane Sultan* (2007), Peder Olofsson* (2008), Andreas Hermansson* (2010), Olga Ovchinnikova* (2010) Daniel Johansson* (2012), Daniela Strodthoff* (2014), Yajuan Wang (2014), Cheryl Zhang (2015), Anton Gisterå* (2016). Currently supervising 7 PhD students (4 as main supervisor).
Supervised 13 postdoctoral fellows: Paul S. Seifert (1987-9, currently staff scientist at Gore, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., USA) Tasuku Yokota (1994-6, senior consultant Osaka Christian Hospital, Japan), Tatsuro Shimokama (1996-7, senior consultant Tsukuba University Hospital, Japan), Antonino Nicoletti (1996-8, professor Institut des Cordeliers, Université de Paris VI, France), Guro Valen (1996-9, professor physiology Oslo University), Gabrielle Paulsson Berne (assoc prof KI), Allan Sirsjö (1997-2000, professor cell biology Örebro University), Wolfgang Erl (1997-9, senior scientist Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany), Rima Elhage (2000-02, scientist Pasteur Inst Lille, France), Jacek Jawien (2003-4, consultant clin pharmacology Jagellonian Univ, Krakow), Anders Gabrielsen (2003-5, research director Novartis), Magnus Bäck (2004-6, assoc prof/consultant cardiology, Karolinska Hosp), Roland Klingenberg (2007-8, resident cardiology Univ Hospital Zürich), John Andersson (asst prof KI); Norbert Gerdes (asst prof LMU München), Anna Lundberg (Novartis), Maria Johansson (asst prof Gothenburg Univ), Daniel Ketelhuth (assoc prof Karolinska Inst). Currently supervising 4 postdoctoral fellows.

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