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Göran K. Hansson

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Göran K. Hansson (born 1951), is a Swedish physician and medical researcher.

Hansson was awarded his doctorate in 1980 at the University of Gothenburg.[1] He has been a research scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle, professor of cell biology at the University of Gothenburg, and visiting professor at Harvard Medical School. Since 1995, he is professor of experimental cardiovascular research at Karolinska Institutet.

His research concerns the interplay between the immune system and blood vessels, and the origin of atherosclerosis.[2][3]

In 2007, Hansson was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and took up the position as its Secretary General on July 1, 2015.[3] Hansson is also a member of Academia Europaea and of the Nobel Assembly of Karolinska Institutet. He has served on the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine at Karolinska Institutet (for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) for 17 years and was its Secretary until 2015. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nobel Foundation. He is a scientific advisor to the Wihuri Research Institute in Helsinki, the Center of Molecular Inflammation Research in Trondheim, and the Leducq Foundation in Paris Leducq Foundation in Paris.[4]


  1. ^ Hansson, Göran K. (1980): Endothelial injury and monocyte adhesion in atherogenesis: experimental studies in the rabbit, Diss., Gothenburg
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  3. ^ a b Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien: Tre nya ledamöter i akademien, Press announcement 2007-03-15 (in Swedish)
  4. ^ Leducq Foundation in Paris Nobelprize.Org. Retrieved 6 October 2014. Archived at WebCite.