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Bergstrom, Sune Karl

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Born: 1916 AD
Died: 2004 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Biochemist

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1916 - Born on the 10th of January in Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish biochemist who laid the groundwork for chemical research on prostaglandins, an important group of natural hormone-like substances that affect blood pressure, body temperature, allergic reactions, and other physiological functions.

1944 - He studied medicine and chemistry at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

1948 - He taught chemistry at Lund.

1958 - Was a Professor of Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.

1963 - He served as dean of the medical faculty.

1969 - He was the rector of Karolinska Institute.

1975 - Served as chairman of Nobel Committee.

         - Appointed to the Nobel Foundation Board of Directors in Sweden.

1977 - Was the Chairman of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Medical Research, Geneva.

1982 - He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Bengt Samuelsson and John Vane, for discoveries concerning prostaglandin and related substances.

1983 - President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

2004 - Sune Karl Bergström died on 15th of August in Stockholm.

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