Lindahl Tomas

Fellow of Royal Society is a Swedish-born British scientist.  He received a PhD degree and an MD degree  from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. After obtaining his research doctorate, Lindahl did postdoctoral research at Princeton University and Rockefeller University. He was professor of medical chemistry at the University of Gothenburg 1978–82. After moving to the United Kingdom he joined the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) as a researcher in 1981.From 1986 to 2005 he was the first Director of Cancer Research UK’s Clare Hall Laboratories in Hertfordshire, since 2015 part of the Francis Crick Institute. In 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair” (jointly awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar), in 2010 Copley Medal, in 2009 INSERM Prix Etranger, in 2007 Royal Society’s Royal Medal. Member of Academia Europea. Member of Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters