Professor Hans WIGZELL (2003,
Professor Wigzell was the President
of the Karolinska Institute between 1995-2003. He graduated
from the Karolinska Institute as a Physician (MD). He
also attained a DSc and took a post as a special cancer
scientist with the Swedish Cancer Society. In 1971 he
returned to the Karolinska as Acting Associate Professor
in the Department of Tumor Biology. After two years
he became a Professor in the Department of Immunology
at Uppsala University Medical School. In 1982 he returned
again to the Karolinska as a Professor in the Department
of Immunology and in 1988 he became Director General
of the National Bacteriological Laboratory in Stockholm.
In 1990 he was elected Chairman of the EU Concerted
Research Programme into AIDS vaccination and from 1990-1992
he was Chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee for Medicine.
In 1993 he was appointed Secretary-General of the Swedish
Institute for Infectious Disease Control. Since 1999
he has been the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Swedish
Government. He is Adjunct Professor at Human Virology
Institute at Baltimore, USA and Guest professor at Ehime
University in Japan
He was appointed Chairman of the Nobel Assembly in
2000. He has for two periods been the chairman of the
WHO-UNAIDS HIV vaccine committee and is a member of
scitific advisory board of IAVI. Professor Wigzell is
an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,
the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the
Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, the Danish
Academy of Sciences and Letters, EMBO, Academia Europea,
American Academy of Arts and Sciences and honorary member
for life of the American Society for Immunology.
Professor Wigzell has been awarded a number of prizes
including the Anders Jahre Medical Prize, the Erik Fernstromfs
Prize for Young Scientists, the Russel Weiser Lecturer
Prize, the San Marino Prize and the Smith Lecture Award.
He has published over 600 articles and is a member of
the editorial boards of several international journals.