Tomas Lindahl

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Tomas Lindahl
Born (1938-01-28) 28 January 1938 (age 76)
Nationality Sweden
Fields Cancer research
Institutions London Research Institute
Alma mater Karolinska Institutet
Princeton University
Rockefeller University
Known for Clarification of cellular resistance to carcinogens
Notable awards Royal Medal (2007)
Copley Medal (2010)

Tomas Robert Lindahl FRS FMedSci (born 28 January 1938) is a Swedish scientist specialising in cancer research.

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[1] 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[2] and a Doctor of Medicine qualification in 1970 from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, followed by postgraduate work at Princeton University and Rockefeller University.[3]

After moving to the United Kingdom he joined the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) as a researcher in 1981.[3] 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."[4]