Kenneth Nilsson received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees in 1971 and 1972, respectively, from Uppsala University, Sweden. Since 1980, he has been a Full Professor of cellular pathology at the Department of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, and since 2003 he has been the Director of Rudbeck Laboratory at the same university. He published some 400 original articles in international scientific journals in the fields of immunology, tumor biology, and virology (EBV). The present work concerns the biology of hematopoietic human tumors with special reference to the control of proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis of hematopoietic tumors, particularly multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and some leukemias, using established cell lines and fresh leukemic cells as models. He was the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Swedish Cancer Society during 1992–2003, the Chairman of the Fellowship Committee, and the Strategic Leader of Knowledge Transfer of the International Union of Cancer (UICC) during 1994–2006. He has been a member of many national and several international scientific committes including AACR, EACR, EORTC, IARC, and FECS, and presently he is a Board Member of OECI and the Scientific Committees of MMRF and IMF. He is also a member of several academic societies including the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society of Sciences in Sweden. He was awarded the Hoechst Prize in 1976 and the Fernström Prize to young investigators in 1986, and received King Carl-Gustaf's Medal in 2004 for his achievements in cancer research. He was an Associate Editor of Cancer Research during 1997–2002, and presently serves on the editorial boards of several international journals in the areas of immunology, pathology, and hematopoietic tumors.
Biography Updated on 24 June 2008