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Geneticist

Karl Fredga, Swedish geneticist. Fellow Mendelian Society, Lund, Royal Society Science, Uppsala, Royal Physiographic Society,Lund, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; member Scandinavian Association Geneticists (president since 1996).

Background

Fredga, Karl was born on June 24, 1934 in Stockholm. Son of Arne and Märta Brita (Öhlin) Fredga.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1958. Philosophy, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, Sweden, 1972.

Career

Research assistant Institute for Medical Genetics, Uppsala, 1959-1961. Research fellow School of Anatomy and Physiological Laboratory, Cambridge, England, 1963. Research assistant Cancer Chromosome Laboratory Institute of Genetics, Lund, 1964-1973.

Assistant professor genetics University Lund, 1972-1973, professor chromosome research, 1973-1981, director Institute Genetics, 1978-1981. Professor genetics Uppsala University, 1981—1999, director Institute Genetics, 1993-1996.

Membership

Fellow Mendelian Society, Lund, Royal Society Science, Uppsala, Royal Physiographic Society,Lund, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Member Scandinavian Association Geneticists (president since 1996).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fishing, bird watching.

Connections

Married Birgit Margareta Elter, October 7, 1967. Children: Kristina, Gunilla, Henrik.

father:
Arne Fredga

mother:
Märta Brita (Öhlin) Fredga

spouse:
Birgit Margareta Elter

children:
Kristina Fredga

Gunilla Fredga

Henrik Fredga