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Physician , scientist , bio-medical scientist

Göran K. K Hansson, Swedish biomedical scientist, professor Karolinska Institute, Secretary-General Royal Swedish Acad Sci. Achievements include discovery of cellular immunity in atherosclerosis; Several patents. Awards include Fernström Prize, Wekö Prize, Harvey Lecture of Eur Soc Cardiol, Dist Service Award Amer Heart Assoc, Honorary Prof Shandong Univ, Med Dr h.c. Univ Eastern Finland. Member Royal Swed Acad Sci, Acad Europaea.


Hansson, Göran K. K was born November 2, 1951 in Lysekil, Sweden. Son of Knuth M. and Elisabeth (Brännström).


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-.


  • discovery of cellular immunity in atherosclerosis

  • Several patents related to medicine

  • Supervised >20 PhD students and >20 postdoctoral fellows.


  • Other Work

    • >300 original papers, reviews, and book chapters in cardiology, immunology, and molecular medicine.


  • Secretary-General 2015-

    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences , Sweden


  • Society Investigative Pathology

  • American Association Immunology

  • Scandanavian Society Immunology

  • European Vascular Biology Association (secretary 1995-98, chair 1998?Co)

    1995 - 1998

  • Nobel Assembly for Medicine.

  • Academia Europaea



  • Other Interests

    Music, literature, history


Spouse Margareta Andersson.