Lars Walløe#

  • Born 1938 in Oslo
  • Cand. mag. 1961 (Oslo) (chemistry, physics, mathematics) B.Sc.
  • Cand. real. 1965 June (Oslo) (physical chemistry) M.Sc. (or Ph.D.)
  • Cand. med. 1965 Dec (Oslo) M.D.
  • Dr. med. 1968 (Oslo) (simulation study of neural nets) Ph.D.

Past and present positions
  • Research Fellow in Physiology 1965 - 1968 (Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo)
  • Assistant Professor of Physiology 1968 - 1970 (Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo)
  • Associate Professor of Informatics 1970 - 1978 (Faculty of Science, University of Oslo)
  • Professor of Informatics and Head of the Department of Informatics, 1978 - 1988
  • Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, 1988 – 2008 – emeritus – present
  • Professor II (part time), Department of Arctic Biology, University of Tromsø, 2002 – 2006
  • Research Director (part time), Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, 1995 – present

Other activities
  • Member of the Norwegian Medical Research Council (NAVF-RMF) 1977-84
  • Director of the Norwegian research on Acid Rain (SNSF) 1976-80
  • Chairman of the Norwegian Population Panel 1981-84 (NOU 1984:26)
  • Chairman of the Management Group of ØKOFORSK - an applied ecology research programme 1983-88
  • Norwegian member of The Management Group of the UK-Scandinavian Surface Waters Acidification (research) Programme (SWAP) 1984-90 (The Royal Society - The Royal Swedish Academy of Science - The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters)
  • Organiser and member of the International Group of Scientists Appointed by the Norwegian Government to Review the Basis for Norway's Harvesting of Minke Whales 1986-87
  • Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Norwegian Marine Mammals Research Programme 1988 - 1994
  • Member of the Board of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (1993 - 2004), Vice-Chairman of the Science Class of the Academy 1993 and 1995, Chairman of the Science Class of the Academy 1994 and 1996, Vice-President and President-Elect of the Academy 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003, and President of the Academy 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004
  • Chairman of the Norwegian National Committee for Environmental Research 1988 - 1992 (re-organised to the following Research Board in 1993)
  • Chairman of the Research Board for Environment and Development (One of six research boards in The Research Council of Norway) 1993 - 2001
  • Norwegian Member of the European Science Foundation’s (ESF), Standing Committee for Life and Environmental Sciences (LESC) 1995 – 1998, and Chairman of ESF - LESC 1999 – 2003
  • Member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Health Research 2000 – 2005
  • Member of the European Research Advisory Board for the European Commission (EURAB) 2001-2004
  • Chief scientific adviser to the Norwegian government on management of marine mammals (1986) - 1995 - present
  • Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO) 2004 - 2006
  • Head of the Norwegian delegation to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) 1989 - present
  • Chairman of the Section for Organismic and Evolutionary Biology of Academia Europaea 2004 – 2008
  • President of Academia Europaea 2008 – 2014

  • Fridtjof Nansen Award for his physiological research 1992
  • Commandeur dans I’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (France) 2002
  • Kommandør av Den Kongelige Norske St. Olavs Orden 2005
  • (Commander of The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav)

Elected member of:
  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • The Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters
  • Academia Europaea
  • The Physiological Society (UK)
  • The Royal Statistical Society (UK)
  • The American Physiological Society (US)
  • The American Statistical Association (US)

Lars Walløe supervised 27 Ph.D. ( & dr.philos. - 14 women & 13 men) and 25 M.Sc. (cand.real.) students.

A short biography:

Lars Walløe was born in Oslo in 1938, studied medicine in Oslo and has also a Ph.D. in physical chemistry.

Lars Walløe is Professor emeritus of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oslo where he has previously also been professor of applied statistics and cybernetics. He has also been part-time Research Director at the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen and part-time Professor at the Department of Arctic Biology at the University of Tromsø. His current research is in the field of cardiovascular control mechanisms in man and in other large mammals, and he has developed non-invasive ultrasound instruments for such studies, but he has also published on neuronal nets, statistical methodology, historical demography, population biology, and reproductive epidemiology.

Professor Walløe is President of Academia Europaea and Scientific Adviser to the Norwegian Government on Marine Mammals. He has been President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Chairman of the Norwegian Population Panel, Director of the Norwegian research program on acid rain, Chairman of the Norwegian Research Board for Environment and Development and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Life and Environmental Sciences of the European Science Foundation.

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