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MD Ph.D. Hans WIGZELL Scientific Advisor to the Swedish Prime Minister, Stockholm


1957-1967 Medical studies at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
1967 M.D. and Ph.D., Karolinska Institutet
1967-1971 Special Cancer Scientist Position, Swedish Cancer Society
1971-1973 Acting Associate Professor, Department of Tumor Biology, Karolinska Institutet
1973-1982 Professor, Chairman, Department of Immunology, Uppsala University Medical School, Uppsala, Sweden
1982-2004 Professor of Immunology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
1988-1993 Director General, National Bacteriological Laboratory, Stockholm, Sweden
1990-2003 Chairman of the EC Concerted Research Programme - European Vaccine against AIDS (EVA programme)
1990-1992 Chairman of the Nobel Committee, Karolinska Institutet
1993-1994 Director General, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden
1995-2003 President of Karolinska Institutet
since 1999 Chief Scientific Advisor to the Swedish Prime Minister and Government
2000 Chairman, Nobel Assembly, Karolinska Institutet


Honorary member for life of the American Society for Immunology
Foreign member of the Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, class for medical sciences
Member of the Swedish Academy of Engineering
Member of Academia Europea
Member of EMBO
Member of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters


Published some 700 scientific articles in international peer reviewed journals


The Serafimer Medal of the 12th order from the King of Sweden, 2001
The Order of the Lion of Finland from the President of Finland, 2002
Elected America's Swede of the year by the Swedish Council of America, 2002