Sune Bergström

About Sune Bergström

Who is it?: Biochemist
Birth Day: January 10, 1916
Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden, Swedish
Died On: 15 August 2004(2004-08-15) (aged 88)
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Residence: california;
Known for: Prostaglandin
Awards: Gairdner Foundation International Award (1972) Nobel Prize Medicine Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (1975) Welch Award in Chemistry (1980)
Fields: Biochemistry

Sune Bergström


Scientists

Sune Bergström is Biochemist born on January 10, 1916 in Stockholm, Sweden, Swedish. Sune Bergström was a Swedish biochemist who was one of the co-recipients of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; he won the award for his discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related substances. Bergström spent most of his working life researching on prostaglandin at Karolinska Institute.

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Biography/Timeline

1955

Sune Bergström was the Father of the evolutionary Geneticist Svante Pääbo and of the businessman Rurik Reenstierna (both born 1955). He was an honorary member of the International Academy of Science. His wife died in 2007.

1965

He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1965, and its President in 1983. In 1965, he was also elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1966. In 1985 he was appointed member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

1975

In 1975, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with Bengt I. Samuelsson. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Bengt I. Samuelsson and John R. Vane in 1982, for discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related substances.

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