Raised in Dorotea, southern Lapland in North Sweden, I am still interested in skiing, cross-country and downhill. Medical studies at Karolinska Institutet, where my research started (during the second year of medical studies) at the Dept. of Cell Research and Genetics. Graduated in 1967 with a thesis on microfluorimetric studies on tissue biogenic amines. Training in paediatrics started the year after dissertation, and the lab research moved to the hospital area after my training in paediatric endocrinology at the Univ. of North Carolina. The Paediatric Endocrinology Laboratory that was started in 1970 at the Clinical Research Labs has gradually grown to its present impressive size; 2 full professors, one emeritus (myself, since 2002) 3 assistant professors and about 20 fellows from may different countries. The present leadership deserves all admiration!
Medical school, Karolinska Institutet 1957 - 1963.
PhD Karolinska Institutet 1967
Initially experimental research on testicular physiology and pathology, later more and more clinical research on testicular and adrenal disorders, including Disorders of Sex Development and clinical studies on growth and puberty.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
The Anders Jahre's Prize for young medical scientists in Scandinavia 1977
The Schoeller-Junckmann Prize for European scientists in endocrinology 1977
First "Niilo Hallman" award and lecturer, University of Helsinki 1988
The Andrea Prader Prize, awarded by the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology for outstanding contributions to paediatric endocrinology 1993
Adjunct member of the Medical Nobel Committee 1983 - 1984
Member of the Medical Nobel Council 1984 – 2002
Vice Chairman, Medical Nobel Council 1998
Chairman, Medical Nobel Council 1999