New Secretary for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Published 2014-12-19 15:59. Updated 2016-12-19 11:08Denna sida på svenska

Professor Urban Lendahl has been elected as the new Secretary of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet and Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine. Lendahl succeeds Professor Göran K. Hansson, who has been elected Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Lendahl will take office starting January 1, 2015. 

Portrait photo of Urban LendahlUrban Lendahl is Professor of Genetics at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet. He was a member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine 2007-2013 and Chairman of the Nobel Committee 2012. He has been a member of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet since July 1, 2000.The present Secretary, Professor Göran K. Hansson, has been elected Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and will take up this position on July 1, 2015. Professor Hansson remains a member of the Nobel Assembly.

"Urban Lendahl has high integrity and is extremely well respected amongst his colleagues", says Professor Juleen R. Zierath, Chairman of the Nobel Committee at Karolinska Institutet. "I am delighted to have this opportunity to work together with Professor Lendahl as he takes on this important task. It has been a pleasure to work together with Professor Hansson and I look forward to further interactions in his role as Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Member of the Nobel Assembly."

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