Bengt I. Samuelsson

About Bengt I. Samuelsson

Who is it?: Biochemist
Birth Day: May 21, 1934
Birth Place: Halmstad, Sweden, Swedish
Birth Sign: Gemini
Alma mater: Stockholm University
Known for: prostaglandins
Awards: Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (1975) Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1982) ForMemRS (1990)
Fields: Biochemistry

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Bengt I. Samuelsson was bornon May 21, 1934 in Halmstad, Sweden, Swedish, is Biochemist. Bengt I. Samuelsson is a Swedish biochemist, who, along with Sune K. Bergström and John R. Vane, won the 1982 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine “for discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances". While studying medicine at the University of Lund, Samuelsson met his mentor, Sune K. Bergström, who at that time was working on prostaglandins at the same university. Although Samuelsson initially wanted to work on cholesterol metabolism, he soon changed his mind and joined Bergström’s team. Later, he followed his mentor to Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and there he continued both his medical studies and his graduate work. Subsequently after receiving his degrees, he joined his alma mater as Assistant Professor of Medical Chemistry and continued his research work with Bergström. After years of painstaking work, Samuelson was able describe the molecular structure of prostaglandins and also to show that the compound is derived from arachidonic acid. Later, he began to concentrate on the transformation products of arachidonic acid, which in turn led to the identification of endoperoxides, thromboxanes and the leukotrienes. He also showed how this acid combines with oxygen to form prostaglandins. In a symposium held in 2014, scientists from all over the world hailed him as the founder of the research field Lipid Mediators.
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💰 Net worth: $30 Thousand

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Awards and nominations:

In 1975, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with Sune K. Bergström. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1990.

Biography/Timeline

1967

He was born in Halmstad in southwest Sweden and studied at Stockholm University, where he became a professor in 1967.

1975

In 1975, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with Sune K. Bergström. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1990.

1981

This field has grown enormously since those days. Between 1981 and 1995 about three thousand papers per year were published that specifically used the expression "prostaglandins," or related terms such as "prostacyclins," "leukotrienes," and "thromboxanes," in their labels and titles.