Professor of Physiology, The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University.
I have extensive experience of brown adipose tissue metabolism, both molecular and integrative aspects. Our group has contributed in recent years to noted developments in the field, including reviewing radiology literature for a metabolic audience to point to the presence of active brown adipose tissue in adult man, the developmental relationship between brown adipocytes and myocytes, the requirement for keeping mice at thermoneutral environmental temperatures to humanize them, and the induction of brown-like adipocytes in classical white adipose tissue depots.
Professor of Physiology, The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University, since 1983
Director of the Wenner-Gren Institute, 1985-2010
Professor of Physiology, The Royal Veterinary College, London, from 2009 (20%)
Honorary doctor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2009
A few selected recent commissions of trust:
Since 2008: Member of the European Editorial Committee, Physiological Reviews and Chairman from 2012
Since 2006: Member of the Trustees of the Nobel Foundation; Chairman from 2009
2003-2008 Vice-President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences;;
2008-2009: Deputy Secretary General of the Science and Technology Board of the Swedish Research Council; Board Member 2004-2009