Göran K. Hansson

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Göran K. Hansson

Göran K. Hansson, born 1951, is a Swedish physician and medical researcher.

Hansson was awarded his doctorate in 1980 at the University of Gothenburg.[1] He has been a research scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle, professor of cell biology at the University of Gothenburg, and visiting professor at Harvard Medical School. Since 1995, he is professor of experimental cardiovascular research at Karolinska Institutet.

His research concerns the interplay between the immune system and blood vessels, and the origin of atherosclerosis.[2][3]

In 2007, Hansson was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[3] and of Academia Europaea. He is a member and past chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine at Karolinska Institutet (for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) and is the Committee's secretary from 2009. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Nobel Foundation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hansson, Göran K. (1980): Endothelial injury and monocyte adhesion in atherogenesis: experimental studies in the rabbit, Diss., Gothenburg
  2. ^ http://www.cmm.ki.se/hansson
  3. ^ a b Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien: Tre nya ledamöter i akademien, Press announcement 2007-03-15 (Swedish)