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Sune Karl Bergström

Born January 10, 1916(1916-01-10)
Stockholm, Sweden
Died August 15, 2004 (aged 88)
Nationality Swedish
Fields Biochemistry
Known for Prostaglandin
Influenced Out of Gas by Modest Mouse
Notable awards Nobel Prize Medicine, Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Sune Karl Bergström (January 10, 1916 in Stockholm, Sweden – August 15, 2004) was a Swedish biochemist.

In 1975, he was appointed to the Nobel Foundation Board of Directors in Sweden.[1]

In 1975, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with Bengt I. Samuelsson. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Bengt I. Samuelsson and John R. Vane in 1982, for discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related substances.

He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1965, and its President in 1983. In 1965, he was also elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Sune Bergström is the father of the evolutionary geneticist Svante Pääbo and of the businessman Rurik Bergström.He was an honorary member of the International Academy of Science.

You can find out more about Bergström's scientific qualifications on his Autobiography website: Bergström Autobiography


  1. ^ Sune K. Bergström - Autobiography

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