Elvar Theodorsson was born in March 18, 1953 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He received his M.D. degree in 1978 from the University of Iceland, Medical Licence 1980 (Norway), 1983 (Sweden), and Licence (Sweden) as a specialist in clinical pathology (clinical chemistry, 1985). He gained his Ph.D. degree (1983) from the Department of Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. He worked as an Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute (1986) and as a Professor of neurochemistry at the University of Linkoping (1995). His main research interests include the role of neuropeptides in primary afferents, the sympathetic nervous system, in diagnosing peptide-producing endocrine tumours, and the effects of steroid hormones on neuropeptides. Theodorsson worked as a Section Chief at the Laboratory for Hormone Analysis, Neurochemistry and Organ Function Studies (1990–1995) (employing 46 persons). Between 1997 and 2001, he was the Head of the Laboratory Medicine in the region of Ostergotland, employing 490 persons. In addition, he is a Member of the boards of the Swedish Society for Clinical Chemistry, the EQUALIS the Swedish external quality assurance organization, and the the Swedish Medical Quality Association (Medicinska Kvalitetsrådet); he is the President of the Swedish Society for Clinical Chemistry and the U.E.M.S. Medical Biopathology. Currently, he is a Properfect (education) for the Institution for Clinical and Experimental Medicine at Linköping University, Sweden.
Biography Updated on 5 March 2009