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Arne Holmgren

Arne Holmgren, Swedish biochemist, educator, research scientist. Achievements include discovery of thioredoxin, glutaredoxin and human thioredoxin reductase. Recipient Abraham Spector prize, Columbia University, 2006, Nordic Fernstrom prize in medical research, Eric K. Fernstrom Foundation, 1997. Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (ny academy of sciences).

Background

  • Holmgren, Arne was born on December 21, 1940 in Bjorkvik, Sweden. Son of Sven and Berta Holmgren.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1974.

    Career

    • Professor biochemistry Karolinska Institute, since 1991. Director Medical Nobel Institute, since 1992. Visiting professor Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of thioredoxin, glutaredoxin and human thioredoxin reductase.

    Membership

    Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (ny academy of sciences).

    Connections

    • Life partner Lena Ringdén. Married Margaretha Tornhage, April 17, 1965 (divorced). Children: Anna-lena Sventelius, Magnus.
    • father: Sven Holmgren
    • mother: Berta Holmgren
    • spouse: Margaretha Tornhage
    • children: Anna-lena Sventelius Holmgren
    • Magnus Holmgren
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    • 1974
      PhD
    • 1991
      Professor, biochemistry Karolinska Institute
    • 1992
      director, Medical Nobel Institute