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Physiology educator , researcher

Bjorn Uno Gottfrid Folkow, Swedish physiology educator, retired, researcher. Recipient Volhard award, 1978, Jahre award, 1980, Ciba award, 1980, Okamoto award, 1985, Abbot award, 1988, Zweifach award Microcirculatory Society, 1988, Hans Selye award American Institute Stress, 1989, Werko award Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation, 1995.


Folkow, Bjorn Uno Gottfrid was born on October 13, 1921 in Halmstad, Halland, Sweden. Son of Folke-Uno Victor and Sigrid Linnea (Carlson) Folkow.


Doctor of Medicine, University Lund, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology, University Lund, 1949. Doctor (honorary), Medical Academy Warsaw, 1975.

Doctor (honorary), Vrije University, Brussels, Belgium, 1989.


Assistant professor physiology University Lund, Sweden, 1949-1950. Associate professor University Göteborg, 1950-1960, professor, 1961-1987, professor emeritus, since 1987. Consultant AB Astra-Hassle, 1954—1987.

Visiting professor, invited lecturer European, American, Australian Universities. Foundations.


Member of Swedish Association Medical Sciences (Alvarenga award 1955, Regnell award 1966, Anders Retzius medal 1997), Scandinavian (Nordic) Physiological Society, International and European Societies Hypertension, Royal Science Society and Letters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Danish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, American Physiological Society (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, outdoor activities, bicycling, soccer.


Married Bjorg Unni Hellern, December 27, 1967. 5 children.

Folke-Uno Victor Folkow

Sigrid Linnea (Carlson) Folkow

Bjorg Unni Hellern