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Alan Chester

Alan Chester was Swedish biochemist. Fellow Beit Memorial fellow for medical research, Beit Fellowship Trustees, 1971-1973, Traveling fellow, Wellcome Trust, 1973-1975. Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry; member: Bio-chemical Society, International Union Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-International Union Pure and Applied Chemistry (associate; joint commission on biochemistry nomenclature since 1989).

Background

  • Chester, Alan was born on April 14, 1943 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Arrived in Sweden, 1973. Son of Harry and Stella Chester.

  • Education

    • Bachelor technical, Loughborough University, 1966. Master of Science, Warwick University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1970.

    Career

    • Beit memorial fellow Lister Institute Preventive Medicine, London, 1970—1973. Research fellow Institute Medical Chemistry Uppsala University, Sweden, 1973—1974. Department Clinical Chemistry University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, 1974—1975, hospital chemist, 1975—1983.

      Associate professor Faculty of Medicine Kuwait University, Kuwait City, 1978—1979. Project coordinator BioCarb AB, Lund, 1983—1991. Lab head Blood Centre University Hospital, 1992—1998, quality and development manager, 1998—2007.

      Head department transfusion medicine Faculty of Medicine Lund University, 1998—2004. Retired, 2008

      Secretary International Glycoconjugate Organization, 1989—2007.

    Works

    • Founding editor Glycoconjugate Journal, 1984-1993.

    Membership

    Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry. Member: Bio-chemical Society, International Union Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-International Union Pure and Applied Chemistry (associate. Joint commission on biochemistry nomenclature since 1989).

    Personality

    Interests

    Squash, sailing, gardening, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Christina Wiman, June 1978.
    • father: Harry Chester
    • mother: Stella Chester
    • spouse: Christina Wiman
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    Born April 14, 1943
    (age 74)
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    • 1966
      Loughborough University
    • 1967
      Warwick University
    • 1970
      London University
    • 1970 - 1973
      Beit memorial fellow, Lister Institute Preventive Medicine
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1973 - 1974
      research fellow, Institute Medical Chemistry Uppsala University
      Sweden
    • 1974 - 1975
      department Clinical Chemist, ry University Hospital
      Lund, Nevada, United States
    • 1978 - 1979
      associate, professor Faculty of Medicine Kuwait University
    • 1983 - 1991
      project coordinator, BioCarb Bachelor of Arts
      Lund, Nevada, United States
    • 1998 - 2004
      head, department transfusion medicine Faculty of Medicine Lund University
    • 2008
      retired
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