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Bergström, Sune
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3509-097X
2011 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, ISSN 1476-9506, E-ISSN 1476-9506Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sune Bergström (1916–2004) was a Swedish biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate (1982) for his work on the compounds known as prostaglandins widely distributed in living organisms. Other work dealt with the biosynthesis and metabolism of bile acids. Bergström was dean during1963–1966 and president 1969–1977 of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and chairman of both the board of the Nobel Foundation 1975–1987 and WHO Advisory Committee on Medical Research 1977–1982.

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Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
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Sune Bergström; biochemistry; prostaglandins; bile acids; Nobel Prize; Karolinska Institutet; WHO
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History of Sciences and Ideas
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-289225DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002736OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-289225DiVA: diva2:924882
Available from: 2016-04-29 Created: 2016-04-29 Last updated: 2016-05-11Bibliographically approved

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