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Medical chemist

Bengt Ingemar Samuelsson, Swedish medical chemist. Achievements include identification of endoperoxides, thromboxanes and the leukotrienes, studying the chemistry, biochemistry and biology of these compounds and their function in biological control system.

Background

Samuelsson, Bengt Ingemar was born on May 21, 1934 in Halmstad, Sweden. Son of Anders and Stina (Nilsson) Samuelsson.

Education

Degree in Medical Chemistry, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1960. Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1961. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Chicago, 1978.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Illinois, 1983.

Career

Assistant professor, Karolinska Institute, 1961-1966; professor medical and physiological chemistry, Karolinska Institute, since 1972; chairman physiological chemistry department, Karolinska Institute, 1973-1983; dean Medical Faculty, Karolinska Institute, 1978-1983; president, Karolinska Institute, 1983-1995. Research fellow Harvard University, 1961-1962. Professor medical chemistry Royal Veterinary College, Stockholm, 1967-1972.

Member Nobel Assembly Physiology or Medicine, since 1972, chairman, 1990. Harvey lecturer, New York City, 1979. Member Nobel Committee Physiology and Medicine, 1984-1989, Chairman of Commission, 1987-1989.

Member research advisory bd.Swedish Government, 1985-1988. Member National Commission Health Policy, 1987-1990. Member European Science and Technology Assembly, since 1994.

Special advisory to commissioner research and education European commission, since 1995. Chairman Nobel Foundation, since 1993.

Achievements

  • Achievements include identification of endoperoxides, thromboxanes and the leukotrienes, studying the chemistry, biochemistry and biology of these compounds and their function in biological control system.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (honorary), Royal Swedish Academy Sciences, Mediterranean Academy Science, Academy Europaea (founding member), French Academy Sciences, Association American Physicians, Swedish Medical Association, American Society Biological Chemists, Italian Pharmaceutical Society, Academy National Medicina de Buenos Aires, International Society Hematology, Foreign Association United States National Academy Sciences, Royal Society London (foreign member), Spanish Society Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Royal National Academy Medicine Spain (honorary), International Academy Science (honorary), Institute Medicine (foreign associate). M C.

Connections

Married Inga Karin Bergstein, August 19, 1958. Children: Elisabet, Astrid.

father:
Anders Samuelsson

mother:
Stina (Nilsson) Samuelsson

spouse:
Inga Karin Bergstein

children:
Elisabet Samuelsson

Astrid Samuelsson