Famous Swedish Biochemists

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Tomas Lindahl
Tomas Lindahl
Birthdate: January 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Tomas Lindahl is a Swedish-British scientist who specializes in cancer research. He is best known as the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which he received alongside Turkish chemist Aziz Sancar and American chemist Paul L. Modrich. Over the years, Tomas Lindahl has also been honored with other prestigious awards such as the Royal Medal and Copley Medal.

Sune Bergström
Sune Bergström
Birthdate: January 10, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 15, 2004

Sune Bergström was a Swedish biochemist best remembered for winning the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine alongside John R. Vane and Bengt I. Samuelsson for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins. Over the course of his career, Sune Bergström was also honored with Columbia University's Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize and the Cameron Prize for Therapeutics of the University of Edinburgh.

Per Teodor Cleve
Birthdate: February 10, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 18, 1905

Per Teodor Cleve was a Swedish biologist, chemist, oceanographer, and mineralogist. He is best remembered for his discovery of holmium and thulium. He is also credited with discovering aminonaphthalenesulfonic acids. Per Teodor Cleve is also remembered for his service as professor of general and agricultural chemistry at Uppsala University. His contributions were honored with the Davy Medal.

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Bengt I. Samuelsson
Birthdate: May 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Halmstad, Sweden

Bengt I. Samuelsson is a Swedish biochemist best known for winning the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1982. He shared the prize with John R. Vane and Sune K. Bergström for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins. Bengt I. Samuelsson is also a recipient of Columbia University's Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize which he received in 1975.