Doctor of Medicine, Gothenburg (Sweden) University, 1977; Doctor of Philosophy, Gothenburg (Sweden) University, 1980; License to practice medicine Board of Health & Welfare, Sweden, 1985, Specialist in laboratory medicine / clinical chemistry Board of Health & Welfare, Sweden, 1989.
Postdoctoral fellow University Washington, Seattle, 1981-1982; resident Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg, 1983-1986; assistant professor Gothenburg University, 1987-1990, associate professor, 1990-1994, professor cell biology, 1994-1995; professor cardiovascular research Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, since 1995; Senior consultant physician Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, 1995-2000. Editor or editorial board member of J Clin Invest, Circulation, Eur Heart J, ATVB, Eur J Immunol and other scientific journals. Member Nobel Committee for physiology or medicine 1998-2014, chair 2004-6, secretary 2009-14. Secretary-General, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2015-. Board member Nobel Foundation 2009-, vice chair 2011-.
Spouse Margareta Andersson.