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Catharina Svanborg

Catharina Svanborg, Swedish clinical immunology educator. Recipient Thord Gray fellowship, 1979, Fogarty fellowship, 1979-1980, Swedish-American Foundation fellowship, 1979-1980, Fernström award, 1983, Annual award American Academy Pediatrics, 1985, Domagk award Bayer International, 1992, Windemere award British Pediatrics Society, 1996, Distinguished Achievement award Bristol-Myers Squibb, 1999.


  • Svanborg, Catharina was born on November 23, 1949 in Stockholm. Daughter of Alvar and Marianne (Lindh) Svanborg.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Göteborg University, Sweden, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Göteborg University, Sweden, 1978. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1980.


    • Assistant professor medical microbiology Göteborg University, 1979-1989. Professor clinical immunology Lund (Sweden) University, since 1989. Visiting professor department microbiology and immunology University Alabama, Birmingham, 1981-1985.

      Member study section microbiological Medical Research Council, 1988-1995, chairman board cell biology study section, since 1999. Member Fernström Award Committee, 1990-1996. Appointed Swedish European Commission-Research and Development Council, 1994.

      Member faculty appointments committee, medical faculty, Lund University, since 1996. Government advisor on science issues, since 1999. Speaker in field.


    Fellow Vitterhetsakademin (Sweden), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Member International Society Mucosal Immunity, Infectious Disease Society of America (Special lectureship 1987), Swedish Medical Association (chairman section clinical immunology 1990-1996, Annual Jubilee award 1997), American Society Microbiology, Scandinavian Society Immunology, American Society Nephrology, European Society Clinical Microbiology, Academia Europaea, Royal Physiographic Society.


    • Children: Arvid, Gustav.
    • father: Alvar Svanborg
    • mother: Marianne (Lindh) Svanborg
    • children: Arvid Svanborg
    • Gustav Svanborg
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    Born November 23, 1949
    (age 67)
    • 1974
      Göteborg University
    • 1978
      Göteborg University
    • 1980
      University Michigan
    • 1979 - 1989
      Assistant, professor medical microbiology G+
    • 1989
      professor, clinical immunology Lund (Sweden) University