Published on September 21, 2009 at 8:24 AM
During his research career he has published more than 1,100 articles and supervised almost one hundred doctoral students. He has also had many assignments for international magazines, as well as for the Swedish Medical Research Council, the Swedish Cancer Society and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. Currently he holds a 20-percent position at KI and devotes much of his time to the new "Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling" at the University of Houston. Professor Gustafsson hopes that this operation will create a scientific bridge between Houston and KI.
Shipowner Erik K. Fernström's Foundation is based at the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University. Every year the Foundation awards the Nordic prize of SEK 1 million, as well as local prizes of SEK 100,000 to promising young researchers at Sweden's six faculties of medicine.
The prize committee motivates its choice of the winner of the Nordic prize as follows: "Professor Jan-Åke Gustafsson receives the prize for his discoveries of nuclear receptors and his groundbreaking research on their significance in several common diseases."
Source: Faculty of Medicine at Lund University