Conferences and symposiums 1st symposium in memory of Prof. Germán Augusto Camejo Berroeta

08-12-2022 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Flemingsberg 4V, floor 4, Alfred Nobels Allé 8.

The role of lipoproteins in atherosclerosis.

The event is organized by the Cardio Metabolic Unit (Dept of Medicine and Dept of Laboratory Medicine) with the support of the Lipid and Lipoprotein Network at Karolinska Institutet.

Five keynote lectures will illustrate the state-of-the-art on the role of lipoprotein and lipid metabolism in atherosclerosis and will be given by:

Prof. Olov Wiklund, University of Gothenburg, Sweden  

Prof. Bo Angelin, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Prof. Chris J Packard, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Prof. Paolo Parini, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


Please register here: The attendance to symposium is free. 

Registration will close at noon on Monday the 5th of December 2022. Coffee and light lunch will be served during the networking mingle at the end of the symposium.

About Germán Augusto Camejo Berroeta

Prof. Camejo was a pioneer in the field of lipoproteins and proteoglycan interactions. Born in Venezuela, he obtained a licentiate at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and then moved to the USA where he obtained his PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Camejo’s laboratory played a central role in the development of the Venezuelan Research Institute which gained international recognition after his achievements. His early work provided an understanding of how lipoproteins interact with proteoglycans through ionic interactions which opened the window for a lot more findings on the topic of atherosclerosis by researchers worldwide. In 1986, Dr. German moved permanently to Sweden with his wife Eva and became a professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Gothenburg. A few years later, he was appointed as Senior Principal Scientist in Metabolism and Head of the Department of Biochemistry at AstraZeneca. He continued his longstanding and productive research career even after his retirement, when he became associate researcher and an inestimable precious asset at the Department of Clinical Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. 

In addition to his outstanding and innovative scientific achievements, German was a true Renaissance man with numerous interests outside of science. His warmth, enthusiasm, vitality, and sense of humor will be fondly remembered by all who had the great privilege of interacting with him scientifically and socially. 


Peter Saliba Gustafsson Research Specialist