Doctor of Medicine, University Lund, Sweden, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy cum laude, University Lund, Sweden, 1972.
Intern, resident Lund University Hospital, 1968-1984. Lecturer, reader University Lund, 1969-1981. Professor bacteriology University Uppsala, Sweden, since 1984.
Director World Health Organization College Centre, Uppsala, since 1984, Institute Cincinnati Bacteriology, Uppsala, 1984-1997. Director Uppsala University Center for Standard Research, Uppsala, since 1990. Science advisor Swedish Board Health an Welfare, since 1984.
As Editor: Genital Infections and Their Complications 1975, Chlamydia trachomatis in Genital and Related Infections 1982, Chlamydial Infections 1982, International Perspectives on Neglected Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1983, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry in Applications in Microbiology 1984, Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1984, Bacterial Vaginosis 1984, Coagulase—negative Staphylococci 1986, Infections in Primary Health Care 1986, Genital Candida-infection 1990, Vaginitis/Vaginosis 1991. Author: Chlamydia 1988.
Member Scandinavian Society Travel, Medicine and Health (chairman headquarters since 1991), International Organization Tourist Health (board member 1988-1994, 97—), European Association Chlamydia Research (chairman 1988-1992).
Married Ingrid Ekstrand in 1967.