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