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Marika Mikelsaar

Marika Mikelsaar, Estonian microbiology educator. Senior fellow Estonian Female Student Society, 1989; B. Björksten grantee Glaxo, Linköping, Sweden, 1996, Estonia Science Foundation, 1997. Member American Society Microbiology, Society Microbial Ecology & Disease.

Background

  • Mikelsaar, Marika was born on November 12, 1938 in Tallinn, Estonia. Daughter of Egon Sven and Elfriede Johanna (Räästas) Jürgenson.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Tartu, Estonia, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tartu, Estonia, 1969. Division of Medical Sciences, University Tartu, Estonia, 1993.

    Career

    • Research associate University Tartu, 1969-1978, senior research associate, 1978-1991, head Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, 1991-1993, professor microbiology, head department, since 1993.

    Works

    • Contributing author: Lactic Acid Bacteria, 1992 (Estonia State award in medicine 1994). Contributor articles to science journals, including Microecology and Therapy, Biology of Neonate.

    Membership

    Member American Society Microbiology, Society Microbial Ecology & Disease.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, gardening, fiction.

    Connections

    • Married Raik Hiio Mikelsaar, February 9, 1963. Children: Margit Sutrop, Hannes, Eva Piirimäest.
    • father: Egon Sven Jürgenson
    • mother: Elfriede Johanna (Räästas) Jürgenson
    • spouse: Raik Hiio Mikelsaar
    • children: Margit Sutrop Mikelsaar
    • Hannes Mikelsaar
    • Eva Piirimäest Mikelsaar
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    Born November 12, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1963
      University Tartu
    • 1969
      University Tartu
    • 1993
      University Tartu