Bachelor of Medicine, University Göteborg, Sweden, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Science, University Göteborg, 1969. Doctor of Medicine, University Göteborg, 1973.
Assistant, instructor, department bacteriology, U. Göteborg, Sweden, 1966-1969;
docent and associate professor, department bacteriology, U. Göteborg, Sweden, 1969-1971;
researcher, assistant professor, Swedish Medical Research Council, 1971-1974;
special research position, associate professor immunology, infectious diseases, Swedish Medical Research Council, 1974-1980;
professor medical microbiology, head department medical microbiology, immunology, U. Göteborg, since 1980. Board directors International Center Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Swedish Agency Research Cooperation with Development Countries, Swedish Medical Research Council, Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden, Astra Research Center, India. Technical advanced.group Diarrhoeal Disease Center Program World Health Organisation, 1986-1991.
Member medical faculty board, U. Göteborg, since 1987. Steering committee vaccine development program World Health Organization, since 1989. Academic advisory board National Institute Public Health, Mexico, since 1990.
Member of Swedish Royal Engineering Academy (elected), Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences.
Married Ann-Mari Svennerholm. Children: Anders, Anna, Cecilia.