Gösta Gahrton received his M.D. degree from the University of Lund in 1959, and his Ph.D. degree from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1966. He was appointed as a Professor of medicine at the Karolinska Institute, and Head of the Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, in 1985. His research area has been hematological malignancies with focus on translational research and clinical application of stem cell transplantation. During the recent years, he has been instrumental in building up a GMP facility for gene and cell therapy at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge. He received the Trafvenfelt Award (1976) and the A. F. Regnell's Prize (1990) from the Swedish Society of Medical Sciences, and the Malthes Legat Award from the Norwegian Medical Society (1981). He has been leading many organizations and committees, where he has been a Member (1988–1997) and a Vice Chairman. He was the Chairman of the Nobel Committee of the Karolinska Institute in 1997, the President of the European Group of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) during 1988–1990, and the President of the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) during 2001–2002. He is an honorary member of many organizations, among them the Austrian Society for Transplantation, Transfusion and Genetics, the Swedish Society for Hematology, the Austrian Society for Hematology, and the EBMT. He is the Editor of the books Myeloma and Related Disorders and Blood Disorders. He has been and is a member of several editorial boards of scientific journals. Gahrton published more than 400 scientific articles, and is presently the Chairman of the Society Board of the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Biography Updated on 29 June 2008