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biomedical researcher , Immunology educator

Jan Roland Holmgren, Swedish microbiology and immunology educator, biomedical researcher. Achievements include development of vaccines against infections -- esp. cholera -- that attack mucosal linings, such as those in the respiratory and digestive tracts. His cholera vaccine has immunized over 1 million people worldwide. Member of Swedish Royal Engineering Academy (elected), Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences.

Background

Holmgren, Jan Roland was born on March 25, 1944 in Borås, Sweden. Son of Roland A. and Ingrid E. Holmgren.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, University Göteborg, Sweden, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Science, University Göteborg, 1969. Doctor of Medicine, University Göteborg, 1973.

Career

Docent and assistant professor, department bacteriology University Göteborg, Sweden, 1969-1971. Researcher, assistant professor Swedish Medical Research Council, 1971-1974, special research position, associate professor immunology, infectious diseases, 1974-1980. Professor medical microbiology, head department medical microbiology, immunology University Göteborg, since 1980.

Board directors International Center Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, 1979-1983, Swedish Agency Research Cooperation with Development Countries, Swedish Medical Research Council, 1979-1996, Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden, 1995^, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, 2000^, Global Alliance for Vacines and Immunization, since 2003, Astra Research Center, India,, 1990-1997, Diarrhoeal Disease Center Program World Health Organization, Global Alliance Vaccines and Immunization.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of vaccines against infections -- esp. cholera -- that attack mucosal linings, such as those in the respiratory and digestive tracts. His cholera vaccine has immunized over 1 million people worldwide.

Membership

Member of Swedish Royal Engineering Academy (elected), Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married Ann-Mari Svennerholm. Children: Anders, Anna, Cecilia.

father:
Roland A.

mother:
Ingrid E. Holmgren

spouse:
Ann-Mari Svennerholm

children:
Anders Holmgren

Anna Holmgren

Cecilia Holmgren