Lars Hanson, Ph.D
Book: Immunobiology of Human Milk: How Breastfeeding Protects Babies
Dr. Lars Hanson was born on August 10, 1934, in Naverstad, Sweden. He is married and has 2 children. He obtained his M.D. at the School of Medicine at the University of Goteborg, Sweden in 1961 and defended his thesis for a doctoral degree in medical science in 1961 (Ph.D.).
Amanuens and assistant at the Department of Bacteriology, University of Goteborg (Professor O. Ouchterlony) 1955-1961, but for a period in Service de Chimie Microbienne at the Pasteur Institute in Paris with Professor P. Grabar in 1958. Title of Assistant Professor of Immunology since 1961. Intern in pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Goteborg (Professor R. Zetterstrom), 1961-1962.
Research Associate at the Department of Protein Metabolism at the Rockefeller University, New York, USA (Professor H.G. Kunkel), 1962-1963.
Resident in pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics at the Crown Princess Lovisa's Children's Hospital of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (Professor R. Zetterström) 1963-1965. Research fellowship at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Goteborg (Professor P. Karlberg) 1965-1969. Specialist in Pediatrics 1967.
From 1969 Associate Professor of Immunology at the Medical Faculty, University of Goteborg and head of the Department of Immunology at the Institute of Medical Microbiology, as well as consultant in Clinical Immunology to the Department of Pediatrics and the Section of Allergy of the Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg.
From 1977 Specialist in Clinical Immunology and Physician-in-Chief for Clinical Immunology for the hospitals of the City of Goteborg. From 1978 also Professor and Chairman of Clinical Immunology and Head of the Department of Clinical Immunology at the University of Goteborg.
Scientific Advisor in Clinical Immunology to the National Board of Health and Welfare.
Dr. Hanson has published some 700 scientific papers in bacteriology, pediatrics and immunology; of these more than 430 original reports. Editor and contributor/author of 21 books.
Between 1969 and 2002, 79 PhD theses were published from the Dept of Immunology (1969-78) and Dept of Clinical Immunology (1978-2002). Several PhD and postdoc students during this period from USA, Austria, Italy, Russia, Australia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Pakistan, Japan, Switzerland, China, Tcheckia, Romania.
Professor Emeritus since 2000.
Medal of the University of Helsinki, Finland, 1975.
British Medical Research Council Scholar, U.K., 1975.
Member Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, Goteborg, Sweden, 1978.
Member, Academy of Science, Cordova, Argentina, 1978
Oscar Medin's Prize, Stockholm, Sweden, 1979.
Fogarty Scholar-in-Residence, NIH, USA, 1979-1980.
Robert Koch Prize, Bonn, West Germany, 1981.
Felton Bequest Professor, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1985.
Award of the Japanese Society for Inflammation, Tokyo, Japan, 1986.
First Sir Clavering Fison Visiting Professor, Institute of Child Heath, London, U.K., 1987.
Anders Jahre's Prize in Medicine, Oslo, Norway 1988.
Honorary Consul, Costa Rica, 1988.
Honorary Member of the British Pediatric Association, U.K., 1989.
Visiting Professor Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, La Jolla, USA, 1989.
Lifetime Achievement Award, The Jeffrey Modell Foundation, New York, USA, 1990.
Elander Prize, Goteborg, Sweden, 1996.
Honorary Member of La Associacion Costarricense de Pediatria, 1996.
Founder Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, U.K., 1996 (Hon. FRCPCH).
Visiting Professor, Clinical Trial Centre, University of HongKong, 1997.
Wyeth Visiting Professor of Pediatrics, University of HongKong, 1997.
The Rosén von Rosenstein Medal, Swedish Pediatric Association and Swedish Society of Medicine, Uppsala, 1999.
Member, Norwegian Academy of Science, Norway, 1999.
Visiting Professor, Northern Hospital, ShenYang, China, 2001
Medal of Distinction, City of Goteborg, 2002
Honorary Member of the Turkish Pediatric Society 2003
Nutricia International Award 2004
Macy-Gyorgy Award 2004
Keynote speaker, Honorary speaker:
Keynote speaker, 10th Anniversary of the Hellenic Pediatric Society, Athens, Greece, 1968.
McLaughlin lecturer, USA, 1970, 1974, 1979 and 1990.
Windermere lecturer, U.K., 1976.
Keynote speaker, Reticuloendothelial Society, San Antonio, USA, 1979.
Keynote speaker, New York Academy of Science, New York, USA, 1982.
Malthe lecturer, Oslo, Norway, 1984.
Keynote speaker, NIH Conference on Human Lactation, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1986.
Keynote speaker, Japanese Society for Inflammation, Tokyo, Japan, 1986.
John Soothill lecturer, Canada, 1991.
Keynote speaker, 96th Conf Japan Pediatric Society, Yokohama, Japan, 1993.
Martin Odin lecturer, Goteborg, Sweden, 1993.
Keynote speaker, 4th Pan Pacific Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Tokyo, Japan, 1994.
Honorary Speaker at the 36th Conference of the Scandinavian Society for Chemotherapeutics and Antibiotics, Goteborg, Sweden, 1996.
Distinguished Pediatric Lecturer, Galveston, Texas, USA, 1996.
Member of the editorial board of:
Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. (-2000)
European Journal of Respiratory Diseases (1965-1975).
Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica, Section C Immunology (-1998)
International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology (Editor-in-Chief 1978-1991).
Vox Sanguinis (1974-1979).
Pediatric Research (1975-1980).
Journal of Clinical Pathology (1976-1983).
Journal of Clinical Immunology.
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology (1980-1984).
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal (1985-1991).
Immunologia Clinica e Sperimentale (1984-1989).
Journal of the American College of Nutrition (1982-1989).
Monographs in Allergy (Series Editor).
Immunology and Infectious Diseases (1990-1996).
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.
Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasm.
Member of several National and Scandinavian scientific societies and:
European Society for Clinical Research.
European Society for Pediatric Research.
European Society for Paediatric Haematalogy and Immunology.
Collegium Internationale Allergologicum.
American College of Nutrition.
Sigma Xi, USA.
The Committee on Respiratory Diseases of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, 1985-1988.
The Scientific Council of the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology, Freiburg, FRG (1983-1991).
The WHO/IUIS expert group for Immunodeficiencies.
International Society for Research of Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML).
Robert-Koch-Stiftung e.V, Bonn, Germany.
Science Council Member, The Jeffrey Modell Foundation, New York, USA