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physician , biochemistry professor

Leif Edvin Wide, Swedish biochemistry professor, physician. Recipient Senior Investigator award Clinical Ligand Assay Society, 1983, Pharmacia prize, Uppsala, 1985, Inventor prize Swedish Foundation of Technology Development, 1987, Olof Rudbeck prize, 2004.


Wide, Leif Edvin was born on July 21, 1934 in Stockholm. Son of Edvin Emil and Axelina Kristina (Andersson) Wide.


Bachelor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, Uppsala University, 1963.


Assistant professor obstetrics-gynecology Uppsala University, 1963, physician, 1963-1965, research fellow in clinical chemistry, 1965-1968, professor endocrinol. biochemistry, since 1985. Head physician in clinical chemistry University Hospital, Uppsala, 1971-1999. Researcher Swedish Medical Research Council, 1968-1971.

Member International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Expert Panel on Immunoassay, 1976-1983. Member organizing committee International Congress of Endocrinology, Kyoto, Japan, 1986-1988. Member expert advisory panel on biological standardization, World Health Organization, 1986-2001.


Member Swedish Society Physicians (Jubileum prize 1969, 86), Swedish Society Clinical Chemistry, Swedish Society of Allergology, Swedish Endocrine Society (board directors 1976-1985), Endocrine Society (United States).


  • Other Interests

    Sailing, skiing, mountain walking.


Married Mariann Heyman, June 30, 1961. Children: Ann Maria, Pia Kristina, Björn Edvin.

Edvin Emil Wide

Axelina Kristina (Andersson) Wide

Mariann Heyman

Ann Maria Wide

Pia Kristina Wide

Björn Edvin Wide