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Karl Tryggvason

Medical chemistry educator

Karl Tryggvason, Icelandic medical chemistry educator. Member Nobel Committee for Physiology and Medicine, 1996.

Background

Tryggvason, Karl was born on March 17, 1947 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Son of Tryggvi and Asa (Karlsdottir) Steingrimsson.

Education

Bachelor, University Oulu, 1970. Doctor of Medicine, University Oulu, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oulu, 1977.

Career

Visiting associate National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1978-1979. From resident to professor biochemistry University Oulu, Finland, 1980-1995. Professor medical chemistry Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, since 1994.

Associate professor biochemistry, pathology Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1983-1985. Chairman department biochemistry University Oulu, 1987-1995, deputy director bioctr., 1987-1989, scientific director, 1990-1995. Research professor Finland's Cancer Center, 1989-1994.

Membership

Member Nobel Committee for Physiology and Medicine, 1996.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cooking, skiing, tennis.

Connections

Married Marja-Terttu Kukkonen, January 6, 1972. Children: Karl Kristian, Sam Henrik, Jan Erik.

father:
Tryggvi Steingrimsson

mother:
Asa (Karlsdottir) Steingrimsson

spouse:
Marja-Terttu Kukkonen

children:
Karl Kristian Tryggvason

Sam Henrik Tryggvason

Jan Erik Tryggvason