Anna Wedell made new chair of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has appointed Professor Anna Wedell as chair of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine for 2016. She replaces Professor Thomas Perlmann, who is to become the secretary of both bodies.
Anna Wedell was made professor of medical genetics at Karolinska Institutet in 2004. She was voted into the Nobel Assembly in July 2010, was an adjunct member of the committee between 2011 and 2012, becoming a permanent member in 2013. Anna Wedell was also elected as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science’s Class for medical sciences.
The vice-chair of the Nobel Committee is Ole Kiehn, professor of neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet.
The Nobel Assembly has also appointed Thomas Perlmann, professor of molecular developmental biology, secretary of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet and the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, replacing Urban Lendahl.
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