Eva Klein celebrates her 90th Birthday at MTC
KI President Anders Hamsten and Eva Klein at the birthday celebration
Professor Emerita Eva Kein was honoured by the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) this week to mark her 90th birthday. The event was attended by the KI President Anders Hamsten, the Dean of Research Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, the MTC Head of Department Marie Arsenian Henriksson and one of Eva's many former students Hans Wigzell (former KI President).
Eva Klein was born on January 22, 1925 in Budapest, Hungary. Inspired by a biography of Marie Curie, she became interested in research and the sciences in her teens. In 1948 Eva became an assistant to professor Torbjörn Caspersson at Karolinska Institutet, who had a major influence on her career, inspiring her to create her own distinct research profile. Eva became a tenured professor in 1979.
Among many achievements in research career that spans over 65 years, Eva Klein has taught a large number of successful students and has more than 500 published scientific papers to her credit. In 1987 Eva Klein became a Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Eva is still very active in science on an international level and is very involved in her students and researchers. She is also translating Hungarian poetry to Swedish.