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biophysicist , educator

Arne Vilhelm Engstrom, Swedish biophysicist. Decorated commander Polar Star; commander Order British Empire; King's medal; Rockefeller fellow, 1951. Member International Union Pure and Applied Biophysics (president 1962-1970), Swedish Society Medical Sciences (president 1974), Royal Swedish Academy Science, Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences, Royal Society Science Uppsala, Indian Academy Science, other international organizations.

Background

Engstrom, Arne Vilhelm was born on May 15, 1920 in Stockholm. Son of Axel Vilhelm and Margareta Engstrom.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Stockholm, 1946.

Career

Professor medical biophysics Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, 1952-1985. Chief science advisory Swedish Government, 1966-1975. Director general, head National Swedish Food Administration, Uppsala, 1975-1987.

Visiting professor Stanford University, University of California, 1951, 62. Head Swedish science organization for United Nations Conference onEnvironment. Chairman of the Board Swedish Committee for Defense Research, Committee for Med.Orgn., Committee for Social Science Research.

Vice chairman science committee Organization of European Cooperation and Development, Paris. President council European Molecular Biological Laboratory, 1974-1976.

Membership

Member International Union Pure and Applied Biophysics (president 1962-1970), Swedish Society Medical Sciences (president 1974), Royal Swedish Academy Science, Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences, Royal Society Science Uppsala, Indian Academy Science, other international organizations.

Connections

Married Anna Lisa Orrdal, 1948. Children: Vilhelm, Alexander.

father:
Axel Vilhelm

mother:
Margareta Engstrom

spouse:
Anna Lisa Orrdal

children:
Alexander Engstrom

Vilhelm Engstrom