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research scientist , neurochemistry educator

Edith Heilbronn, Swedish neurochemistry educator, research scientist. Recipient Arrhenius medal Chemists Association, Stockholm; grantee Royal Society Research, since 1995. Member International Society Neurochemistry, Purine Club, European Molecular Biology Organization, International Brain Research Organization.

Background

Heilbronn, Edith was born on January 9, 1925 in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany. Arrived in Sweden, 1939. Daughter of Philipp and Else Johanna (Schwarz) Heilbronn.

Education

Fil lic, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1958. Fil dr, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1965. Docent, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1966.

Med dr h c, Lund University, Sweden, 1979.

Career

Head section biochemistry Swedish Defense Research Institute, Stockholm, 1968-1974, director research, 1974-1979. Adjunct professor neurochemistry Stockholm (Sweden) University, 1974-1976, director research, director department neurochemistry and neurotoxicology, 1979-1983, professor neurochemistry and neurotoxicology, 1983-1992, professor emeritus, since 1992. Visiting professor, Leverhulme visiting fellow Cambridge (England) University, 1971.

Consultant World Health Organization, Switzerland, 1971.

Membership

Member International Society Neurochemistry, Purine Club, European Molecular Biology Organization, International Brain Research Organization.

Connections

Married Bengt Axel Wikström, February 6, 1960 (deceased 1962). 1 child, Martin Axel.

father:
Philipp Heilbronn

mother:
Else Johanna (Schwarz) Heilbronn

spouse:
Bengt Axel Wikström

child:
Martin Axel Heilbronn