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Geriatrician

Anund Andreas Hallén, Swedish geriatrician. Achievements include contributions in the connective tissue field, and studies on the aging of human intervertebral disc; development of theory that aging depends on a progressive accumulation of cross-linked insoluble protein, that hampers cellular functions, forming a gel which excludes macromolecules and organelles from part of the water volume.

Background

Hallén, Anund Andreas was born on July 16, 1932 in Stockholm. Son of Arne and Ada (Nordin) Hallén.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Chemistry, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1974.

Career

Assistant medical chemistry, Karolinska Institute, 1955-1960; research fellow, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1961-1963; physician, clinical chemist, St. Göran Hospital, Stockholm, 1964-1969; research fellow medical chemistry, U. Uppsala, 1969-1975; medical staff, various geriatric hospitals, Uppsala, 1975-1985; medical staff, geriatric clinics, Sollentuna, Sweden, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Achievements include contributions in the connective tissue field, and studies on the aging of human intervertebral disc. Development of theory that aging depends on a progressive accumulation of cross-linked insoluble protein, that hampers cellular functions, forming a gel which excludes macromolecules and organelles from part of the water volume.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Swedish Medical Association, Swedish Biochemists Association.

Connections

Married Liliane Strindberg, June 23, 1967. Children: Clara, Frida, Andreas, Carolina.

father:
Arne Hallén

mother:
Ada (Nordin) Hallén

spouse:
Liliane Strindberg

children:
Clara Hallén

Andreas Hallén

Carolina Hallén

Frida Hallén