Mårten Wikström - Curriculum vitae#


Research experience abroad:
  • 1971-72 Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Amsterdam (EMBO long-term fellowship
  • 1975-76 Visiting professor in physical biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Medical School, Philadelphia

Degrees and positions:
  • 1963 High school matriculation, Helsinki
  • 1971 M.D. and legalized physician, U. of Helsinki
  • 1971 Doctor of. Medicine and Surgery, Univ. of Helsinki (equivalent to Ph.D.)
  • 1972-82 Assistant professor (biträdande lärare), U. of Helsinki
  • 1973-82 Docent (Reader) in medical chemistry, U. of Helsinki
  • 1983- Professor of medical chemistry, U. of Helsinki(leave of absence 1.8.1996-)
  • 1.8.1996- Professor of the Academy of Finland
  • 1998- Research director of the Programme on Structural Biology and Biophysics, Institute of Biotechnology, Univ. of Helsinki, and State Technlological Research Center
  • 1985-87 Director of Research, Eflab Oy
  • 1985-89 Member, Scientific Adv. Board, Labsystems Oy
  • 1985-89 Vice Chairman, Supervisory Board, Labsystems Oy
  • 1984-85 Member, Board of Directors, Medilab Oy
  • 1997- Member, Board of Directors, Biohit Oy
  • 1986-91 Member, Medical Research Council, Academy of Finland; Chairman of Biomedical section
  • The Finnish Insurance Companies' Board of Medical Awards;
    • 1988-1994 Member
    • 1991-1994 Chairman
  • 1989-1996 Member, Intl. Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
  • 1989 Scientific advisor, State Scientific Board of Natural Sciences, Sweden
  • 1989- Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, E.C. Slater Institute for biochemical research, University of Amsterdam
  • 1990-1993 Member of the Board, Foundation of Finnish Inventions
  • 1995-1996Chairman, Dept. Medical Chemistry, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Univ. of Helsinki,
  • Human Frontier Science Program
    • 1996-1999 Review committee for fellowships
    • 2000 Review committee for grants
    • 1998- Member, Scientific Board of the Sigrid Juselius Foundation

Positions at scientific journals:
  • 1976- Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
  • 1978-82 European Journal of Biochemistry, Advisory Board
  • 1982-84 European Journal of Biochemistry, Editorial Board
  • 1980-86 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Editorial Board
  • 1981-84 The Biochemical Journal (London), Editorial Board
  • 1981-87 Medical Biology (Helsinki), Editorial Board
  • 1982-95 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Managing Editor for Reviews in Bioenergetics
  • 1982-85 Trends in Biochemical Sciences (TIBS), Editorial Board
  • 1982-86 Methods in Biochemical Analysis, Editorial Board
  • 1984-86 FEBS Letters, Editorial Board
  • 1984-89 Chemica Scripta (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences), Editorial Board
  • 1986-89 The EMBO Journal (European Mol. Biol. Organization), Editorial Board
  • 1995- Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Executive Editor
  • 2002- Biochemistry, Editorial Advisory Board

Honours and awards
  • 1972 The Gust. Komppa Award for the best academic dissertation in chemistry (The Finnish Chemical Society)
  • 1977 The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Anniversary Prize
  • 1982- Member, Societas Scientarum Fennica
  • 1982 The Leiras/Medica Prize of the Finnish Medical Association (Finska Läkaresällskapet)
  • 1984 The Anders Jahre Medical Prize for young scientists (Oslo, Norway)
  • 1985 The Finnish Medical Association Jubilee Prize, (Finska Läkaresällskapet)
  • 1985- Member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • 1989 The A.I. Virtanen Prize
  • 1992 The Order of the White Rose of Finland, Knighthood 1st class (SVR R1)
  • 1992- Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Section on Chemistry), Foreign Member
  • 1992-93 Ferdinand Springer Lecturer (FEBS)
  • 1993 Lecturer of the Year (Medical Students' Association)
  • 1993 Matti Äyräpää Prize (Finnish Medical Society Duodecim)
  • 1995 Prof. E.J. Nyström Prize (Societas Scientarum Fennica)
  • 1995-96 Guest Professor (2 months), Degussa Foundation, Frankfurt University, Germany
  • 1996 The Anders Jahre Medical Prize (Oslo, Norway)
  • 1997 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 Lecture (European Bioenergetics Conference)

Scientific activities:
  • Invited lecturer at ca. 140 international congresses and symposia since 1967
  • About 200 original scientific publications, including a monograph on cytochrome oxidase and several invited review articles
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee, 7th European Bioenergetics Conference (EBEC), Helsinki, Finland, 1992
  • Chairman, 18th Sigrid Jusèlius International Symposium ("The Currents of Life"; Espoo, Finland, 2000)
  • Supervised 10 doctoral dissertations in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology

Fields of research:

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.
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