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Gunnar Claes Hansson

Gunnar Claes Hansson, Swedish medical biochemist. Achievements include development of the biosynthetic pathway for a cancer associated antigen, technique for determination of sugar specific attachment of bacteria and virus, techniques for combined separation characterization of complex saccharides, characterization of cancer-associated mucins, cloning of intestinal mucin, assembly of mucins.

Background

  • Hansson, Gunnar Claes was born on January 30, 1951 in Lessebo, Sweden. Son of Henry V. and Asta G. (Claesson) Hansson.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Gothenburg, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Gothenburg, 1981.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral scholar University Gothenburg, 1982, research associate, 1985-1987, assistant professor molecular biology, since 1987. Postdoctoral scholar National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1983-1984. Professor analytical biochemistry Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of the biosynthetic pathway for a cancer associated antigen, technique for determination of sugar specific attachment of bacteria and virus, techniques for combined separation characterization of complex saccharides, characterization of cancer-associated mucins, cloning of intestinal mucin, assembly of mucins.

    Membership

    Member Gothenburg Medical Association, Swedish Medical Association.

    Connections

    • Married Ulrica I. Sterky. Children: Fredrik C., Patrik C., Elisabeth S.
    • father: Henry V. Hansson
    • mother: Asta G. (Claesson) Hansson
    • spouse: Ulrica I. Sterky
    • children: Fredrik C. Hansson
    • Patrik C. Hansson
    • Elisabeth S. Hansson
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    Born January 30, 1951
    (age 66)
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    • 1976
      University Gothenburg
    • 1981
      University Gothenburg
    • 1983 - 1984
      postdoctoral scholar, National Institutes of Health
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States