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Karl Tryggvason

Karl Tryggvason, Icelandic medical chemistry educator. Member Nobel Committee for Physiology and Medicine, 1996.

Background

  • Tryggvason, Karl was born on March 17, 1947 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Son of Tryggvi and Asa (Karlsdottir) Steingrimsson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Oulu, 1970. Doctor of Medicine, University Oulu, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oulu, 1977.

    Career

    • Visiting associate National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1978-1979. From resident to professor biochemistry University Oulu, Finland, 1980-1995. Professor medical chemistry Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, since 1994.

      Associate professor biochemistry, pathology Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1983-1985. Chairman department biochemistry University Oulu, 1987-1995, deputy director bioctr., 1987-1989, scientific director, 1990-1995. Research professor Finland's Cancer Center, 1989-1994.

    Membership

    Member Nobel Committee for Physiology and Medicine, 1996.

    Personality

    Interests

    Cooking, skiing, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Marja-Terttu Kukkonen, January 6, 1972. Children: Karl Kristian, Sam Henrik, Jan Erik.
    • father: Tryggvi Steingrimsson
    • mother: Asa (Karlsdottir) Steingrimsson
    • spouse: Marja-Terttu Kukkonen
    • children: Karl Kristian Tryggvason
    • Sam Henrik Tryggvason
    • Jan Erik Tryggvason
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    Born March 17, 1947
    (age 70)
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    • 1970
      University Oulu
    • 1975
      University Oulu
    • 1977
      University Oulu
    • 1978 - 1979
      Visiting associate, National Institutes of Health
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1980 - 1995
      from resident, to professor biochemistry University Oulu
      Finland
    • 1994
      professor, medical chemistry Karolinska Institute
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden