At the Nobel Assembly meeting held on November 27, 2014, Professor Urban Lendahl was elected as the new Secretary for the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet and Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine from January 1, 2015. Professor Lendahl is Professor of Genetics at the Department of Cell- and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet. He was a member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine 2007-2013 and Chairman of the Nobel Committee 2012. He has been a member of the Nobel Assembly since July 1, 2000.
The present Secretary, Professor Göran Hansson, has been elected Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and will take up this position on July 1, 2015. Professor Hansson remains a member of the Nobel Assembly.
“Urban Lendahl has high integrity and is extremely well respected amongst his colleagues. I am delighted to have this opportunity to work together with Professor Lendahl as he takes on this important task. It has been a pleasure to work together with Professor Hansson and I look forward to further interactions in his role as Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Member of the Nobel Assembly”.
Professor Juleen R. Zierath, Chairman of the Nobel Committee
Photo: Stefan Zimmerman, Bildmakarna.