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George Klein

research scientist

George KLEIN, tumour biologist. Award (jointly) 1960; Award 1973; Award of American Cancer Society; Award Virus Cancer Program 1977; Award of Uppsala University; Award of the Santa Chiara Academy.

Background

Klein, George was born on July 28, 1925 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Henrik and Ilona (Engel) Klein.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1951. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Chicago, 1966. Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Debrecen, 1988.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Tel Aviv University, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Osake University, 2000.

Career

Instructor histology Budapest University, 1945, instructor pathology, 1946. Research fellow Karolinska Institute, 1947-1949, assistant professor cell research, 1951-1957, professor tumor biology, 1957-1993, head department tumor biology, 1957-1993, research group leader Microbiology and Tumor Biology Center, since 1993. Guest investigator Institute Cancer Research, Philadelphia, 1950.

Visiting professor Stanford University, 1961. Fogarty scholar National Institutes of Health, 1972. Visiting professor Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, 1973-1989, Dunham lecturer Harvard University, 1966.

Clowes Memorial lecturer American Association Cancer Research, 1967. Lennander lecturer Swedish Medical Association, 1967. Harvey lecturer, 1973.

Member science advisory council Swedish Medical Board, Cancer Research Institute New York City. Member science council Ludwig Institute, New York.

Membership

Member Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, United States National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Academy Europa, Academy Cancer Immunology, American Philosophical Society (foreign), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (honorary), American Association Immunologists (honorary), French Society Immunology (honorary), American Association for the Advancement of Science (honorary foreign), American Association Cancer Research (honorary), Finnish Science Society (foreign), European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities, European Association for Cancer Research (honorary fellow).

Connections

Married Eva Klein, November 8, 1947.

father:
Henrik Klein

mother:
Ilona (Engel) Klein

spouse:
Eva Klein