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Antonio Jose Cortesao Lima-de-Faria Edit Profile

consultant , molecular cytogenetics educator

Antonio Jose Cortesao Lima-de-Faria, Swedish Molecular cytogenetics educator, consultant. Decorated knight Order of North Star (Sweden), great official Order of Santiago (Portugal); recipient medal U. Helsinki, 1971, U. Porto, 1972, U. Coimbra, 1980, 86, Gold Medal for State Svc., Sweden, 1981, SilverMedal, City of Cantanhede, 1985, medal U. Tartu, Estonia, 1992; Professor Doutor Lima-de-Faria prize instituted by City of Cantanhede, 1991.


Lima-de-Faria, Antonio Jose Cortesao was born on July 4, 1921 in Cantanhede, Coimbra, Portugal. Arrived in Sweden, 1946. Son of Avelino and Maria (Cortesao Pais) de Faria.


Licence in biology, University Lisbon, Portugal, 1945. Licence in genetics, University Lund, Sweden, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics, University Lund, Sweden, 1956.


Assistant in botany, U. Lisbon, 1945-1947; assistant in genetics, U. Lund, 1950-1956; lecturer, U. Lund, 1956-1963; research lecturer, U. Lund, 1964-1969; professor molecular cytogenetics, U. Lund, 1969-1988; director Institute Molecular Cytogenetics, U. Lund, 1969-1988; professor emeritus, U. Lund, since 1988. Visiting scientist Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, 1959, 62. Visiting professor department anatomy Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1964, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1965.

Visiting professor department epipgenetics U. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1967-1968. Member Skylab committee European Space Research Organisation, 1974-1975. Member Executive Committee Institute Biomedicine, Porto, Portugal, 1974-1977.

Adviser in biotechnology World Bank, Washington, 1984-1988.


Member Nordic Society Cell Biology (secretary 1961), European Cell Biology Organization (executive committee 1973-1977), Royal Physiographic Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences Brazil, National Academy Lincei (Italy), Lisbon Academy of Sciences.


Married Sonja Wiking, December 18, 1948 (divorced 1957). Children: Pablo, Marina. Married Hanne Bjerknes, January 3, 1958.

Children: Martin, Kristian, Alice.

Avelino Lima-de-Faria

Maria (Cortesao Pais) Lima-de-Faria

Sonja Wiking

Hanne Bjerknes

Martin Lima-de-Faria

Marina Lima-de-Faria

Pablo Lima-de-Faria

Kristian Lima-de-Faria

Alice Lima-de-Faria