Kari I. Kivirikko

Wihuri International Prize 1991

Kari I. Kivirikko
Medical Biochemistry

Born 2 January 1937 in Helsinki, Finland

Studied in Helsinki

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 1965–1967
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow 1970–1971
Visiting Scientist, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers Medical School 1977
Professor of Medical Biochemistry, University of Oulu 1970‑1988
Professor of the Academy of Finland 1976–1983 and 1988–2002
Professor Emeritus, 2002, active
Visiting Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia,  several visits in 1987–1996
Visiting Professor, Center for Gene Therapy, Alleglieny University of the Health Sciences / MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia 1996–2000
Chairman the Council, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg 1994–1996
Founding Scientist and Scientiefic Advisor, FibroGen Inc., South San Francisco 1993–
Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization 1982–
Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters 1983–
Honorary Member of the Finnish Connective
Tissue Research Society 1986–
Member of Academia Europaea 1989–
Honorary Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1994–

Publications

· more than 300 full papers in international scientific journals or books, mainly on biochemistry and molecular biology of collagens and enzymes of collagen synthesis and enzymes regulating hupoxia response

One of the 1000 Most‑Cited Scientists in 1965–1978
Matti Äyräpää Prize, The Finnish Medical
Society Duodecim 1977
Recongnition Award, Finnish Cultural Foundation 1982
Anders Jahre’s Nordic Medical Prize 1984
Pentti Kaitera Prize 1989
Professor of the Year 1989
Distinguished Scientist Award, Fifth International Conference on Molecular Biology and Pathology of Matrix, Philadelphia 1994
Runeberg’s Prize, Finska Läkaresällskapet 1995
Science Prize of the State of Finland 1999

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