Dan Larhammar#

Dan Larhammar
Membership Number:5984
Membership type:ORDINARY
Affiliated section(s):ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1994 - present Professor of molecular cell biology at Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University
  • 1994 - University lecturer in molecular cell biology, Faculty of Science, Uppsala University
  • 1988 - 1994 Researcher in molecular cell biology, Uppsala University (Position by the Swedish Research Council)
  • 1987 - 1988 Visiting scientist, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, U.S.A.
  • 1985 - 1987 Research associate in molecular genetics, Department of Genetics, Uppsala University
  • 1985 - Research associate in medical-chemical science, Department of Cell Research, Uppsala University
  • 1984 - 1985 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Cell Research, Uppsala University
  • 1980 - 1984 PhD student, Department of Cell Research, Uppsala University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Cell biology
  • Popular science and outreach
  • Neuroscience
  • Critical analysis of pseudoscience
  • Molecular biology
  • Critical analysis of alternative medicine
  • Endocrinology

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 Appointed ISC fellow (International Science Council).
  • 2022 Awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, by the Government of Japan 2022 for "Contribution to the promotion of academic exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and Sweden".
  • 2022 His Majesty the King's 12th size gold medal "for meritorious contributions within the Swedish academic system"
  • 2018-2022 President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 2016 Appointed 'Pharmacist of the Year' by the Swedish Farmacists, the farmacists' union, for "being a strong advocate of EBM"
  • 2016 Honorary president of the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology
  • 2009 Selected to give the prestigious Bargmann-Scharrer lecture at the International Conference of Comparative Endocrinology 2007
  • 2007 Elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, founded 1739, Class VI: Biosciences
  • 2004 The Linnaeus Prize in Zoology by the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, Sweden
  • 2000 Elected member of the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala, founded 1710
  • 2000 The Ingemar Hedenius prize by the Swedish Humanist Organization, the Swedish branch of IHEU

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