Hans Jörnvall, MD, PhD

Hans Jörnvall’s research centers on three fields: peptide hormones; dehydrogenases and reductases (important in alcoholism, metabolism, differentiation-related diseases and in cortisone activation); and proteomics and cancer marker analysis centering on mass spectrometry, expression in prostate, endometrial, and colorectal cancer. His group has developed novel microfluidic: electrocapture cells, and highly efficient H/D exchange cells for on-line measurements of protein conformations and binding properties.

Dr Jörnvall was chairman of the Department of Physiological Chemistry 1987-1993, and of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics 1993-1999 at the Karolinska Institutet. 2000-2008, he was Secretary General of the Nobel Committee and Assembly. He was a member of the Board of the Swedish Medical Research Council 1995-1998, of the Faculty Board of Karolinska Institutet 1984-1990, of the Nobel Foundation 2000-2009, and of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings 1999-2009. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and of several national and international committees.


Hans Jornvall
Professor, Physiological Chemistry
Previous Secretary of the Nobel Committee and Assembly, Karolinska Institutet
VVP 2005: Harvard Medical School (host: Bert Vallee)