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educator , Cell biologist , Neuroscientist

Tomas Hökfelt, Swedish neuroscientist, educator, cell biologist. Member of Nobel Assembly, Max-Plank Institute Psychiatry (member advisory board), Max-Plank Institute Experimental Medicine, International Brain Research Organization, Chinese Academy of Sciences (member advisory board Institute Neuroscience).

Background

Hökfelt, Tomas was born on June 29, 1940 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Education

He then studied at the Karolinska Institutet under professor Nils-Åke Hillarp, studying monoamine neurons, getting his PhD in 1968 and his MD in 1971.

Career

He was linked to the Department of Neuroscience and is specialized in cell biology. He enrolled in the Karolinska Institutet in 1960 and got his BA in Medicine in 1960. He became an assistant professor in 1968, and from 1979 until 2006, Hökfelt worked as a professor at the Karolinska Institute.

Achievements

  • 1987: joint winner of the Artois-Baillet-Latour Health Prize for the study of neuropeptides\r\n1988: joint winner of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research\r\n1992: Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Tampere, Finland\r\n1992: Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark\r\n1999: Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Ferrara, Italy\r\n1999: Doctor Honoris Causa at the Peking University Health Science Center, China\r\n2000: Foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences\r\n2000: Doctor Honoris Causa at the Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University, France\r\n2007: winner of the Grande Médaille of the French Academy of Sciences for his study of neurotransmitters\r\nHonorary Member of the American Physiological Society\r\nHökfelt was one of the fifty most often cited scientists in the period 1983-2003\r\nA more complete list of his awards and honours can be found at ISI.

Membership

[National Academy of Sciences. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences]\r\nHe was also a faculty member of the Department of Biotechnology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. 2000: Foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences\r\n Honorary Member of the American Physiological Society.