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Arne Holmgren

biochemist , educator , research scientist

Arne Holmgren, Swedish biochemist, educator, research scientist. Achievements include discovery of thioredoxin, glutaredoxin and human thioredoxin reductase. Recipient Abraham Spector prize, Columbia University, 2006, Nordic Fernstrom prize in medical research, Eric K. Fernstrom Foundation, 1997. Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (ny academy of sciences).

Background

Holmgren, Arne was born on December 21, 1940 in Bjorkvik, Sweden. Son of Sven and Berta Holmgren.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1974.

Career

Professor biochemistry Karolinska Institute, since 1991. Director Medical Nobel Institute, since 1992. Visiting professor Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of thioredoxin, glutaredoxin and human thioredoxin reductase.

Membership

Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (ny academy of sciences).

Connections

Life partner Lena Ringdén. Married Margaretha Tornhage, April 17, 1965 (divorced). Children: Anna-lena Sventelius, Magnus.

father:
Sven Holmgren

mother:
Berta Holmgren

spouse:
Margaretha Tornhage

children:
Anna-lena Sventelius Holmgren

Magnus Holmgren