Jan Staffan Normark, born 1945, is a Swedish physician, microbiologist and infectious disease researcher. He grew up in Umeå and was awarded his Ph.D. at Umeå University in 1971. At the end of the 1970s, he was one of the first Swedish scientists to utilise the new genetic engineering tools in infection-related research. In 1980, he was made a professor at Umeå University, then the university's youngest. 1989 he was recruited as professor of molecular microbiology to Washington University in St. Louis. 1993 he returned to Sweden as professor of infectious disease control, in particular clinical bacteriology, at Karolinska Institutet. From 1999 to 2005 he served as the Executive Director of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). In 2008 he was active at Umeå University to build up a research group within bioinformatics and infection research. Much of his research in the 2000s have focussed on pneumococcus.
- Normark, Staffan: Genetic, physiological and ultrastructural studies on a chain-forming mutant of Escherichia coli K12 with increased sensitivity to several antibiotics, Diss., 1971, Umeå
- Umeå University, November 24, 2008: Staffan Normark – en världsledande infektionsforskare har återvänt (Swedish)
- Kungl. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Staffan Normark blir ny ständig sekreterare, press release April 15, 2010 (Swedish)
- Karolinska Institutet: Staffan Normark, accessed April 19, 2010
- Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien, Matrikel 1991, ISSN 0302-6558, p. 72.
- Karolinska Institutet: Birgitta Henriques-Normark, accessed April 19, 2010
- Media related to Staffan Normark at Wikimedia Commons