|Born||28 January 1938|
|Institutions||London Research Institute|
|Alma mater||Karolinska Institutet
|Known for||Clarification of cellular resistance to carcinogens|
|Notable awards||Royal Medal (2007)
Copley Medal (2010)
He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He was awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 2007 and the Copley Medal in 2010. He was elected a founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998.
He earned his PhD in 1967 and a Doctor of Medicine qualification in 1970 from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, followed by postgraduate work at Princeton University and Rockefeller University.
After moving to the United Kingdom he joined the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) as a researcher in 1981. He won the Royal Medal for "making fundamental contributions to our understanding of DNA repair. His achievements stand out for their great originality, breadth and lasting influence."
- "Gruppe 6: Cellebiologi og molekylærbiologi" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
- Lindahl, Tomas (1967). On the structure and stability of nucleic acids in solution. Stockholm.
- "Cancer Research UK Grants & Research - Tomas Lindahl". Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- "Royal recent winners". Retrieved 2008-11-10.