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Clinical virologist

Monica Grandien-Kovamees, Swedish clinical virologist. Diplomate Swedish Medical Board in clinical virology and infectious diseases. Member European Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis (honorary), European Society Clinical Virology (honorary), Asian Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis (honorary).

Background

Grandien-Kovamees, Monica was born on September 7, 1927 in Stockholm. Daughter of Rune and Ingeborg Margareta (Magnusson) Grandien.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1976.

Career

Resident department infectious diseases, internal medicine Central Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden, 1956—1962. Resident department bacteriology Southern Hospital, Stockholm, 1963—1964. Resident department virology National Bacteriol.

Laboratory, 1965—1978, associate professor department virology, 1978—1993. Associate professor Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, 1993—1995, consultant clinical virology, since 1995, Nova Medical/Calab Laboratory, Stockholm, 1992—1997. Secretary European Group for Rapid Virus Diagnosis, 1975-1987, chairman, 1989-1992.

Main organizer Virus Congress "Progress in Clinical Virology I", Stockholm, 1994. Director National Influenza Center, World Health Organization, Stockholm, 1983-1993, head World Health Organization Collaborative Center Virus Reformed, Stockholm, 1981-1993, science advisor various World Health Organization meetings, 1976-1995, lecturer World Health Organization courses in virus diagnosis, Cairo, 1979, Rio de Janeiro, 1980, Puna, India, 1980, Kuala Lumpur, 1983, Prague, 1985. Consultant National Academy of Sciences meetings, United States, 1984-1988.

Achievements

  • Diplomate Swedish Medical Board in clinical virology and infectious diseases.

Membership

Member European Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis (honorary), European Society Clinical Virology (honorary), Asian Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, country life, detective stories.

Connections

Married Argo Kovamees. Children: Mikael, Jan, Peter Argo, Carl Argo.

father:
Rune Grandien

mother:
Ingeborg Margareta (Magnusson) Grandien

spouse:
Argo Kovamees

children:
Mikael Grandien-Kovamees

Jan Grandien-Kovamees

Peter Argo Grandien-Kovamees

Carl Argo Grandien-Kovamees