Nils-Göran Larsson

External Member


Scientific Career

01/2019-present Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany, External Member
01/2016-present Professor and Senior Consultant, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
01/2008-12/2018 Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany, Director (absence of leave in 2016, 20% activity since 2017)
07/2002-12/2015 Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden, Professor in Mitochondrial Genetics, Senior Consultant, Center for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (2008-2015, 20% activity)
07/2001-06/2002 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Associate Professor
02/1997-06/2001 Department of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, Associate Professor
03/1994-02/1997 Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, HHMI Physician Postdoctoral fellow


March 07, 1994Specialist of Pediatrics
1992Medicine doktorsexamen (Ph.D.), Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden
01/1991-03/1994Barnkliniken, Göteborg, Sweden, Physician, Specialist in Pediatrics
06/1990-12/1990Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden, Physician, Clinical Chemistry
June 15, 1990Läkarlegitimation (License to practice medicine in Sweden)
07/1988-05/1990Central Hospital, Mölndal, Sweden, Physician
11/1987-06/1988Barnkliniken, Göteborg, Sweden, Physician, Pediatrics
08/1987-10/1987Barnkliniken, Vänersborg, Sweden, Physician, Pediatrics
02/1987-07/1987Institutionen för medicinsk genetik, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, Research fellow, Genetics
12/1984-01/1987Centrallaboratoriet, Sahlgrenska University, Göteborg, Sweden, Physician, Clinical Chemistry
07/1984-11/1984Barnkliniken, Vänersborg, Sweden, Physician, Pediatrics
1984Läkarexamen (M.D.), Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden

Prizes / Awards

2008Hilda and Alfred Erikssons Prize
2006Jubilee Prize from the Swedish Medical Society (Svenska Läkaresällskapets Jubileumspris)
2004Descartes prize from the European Union for outstanding Scientific and Technological Achievements Resulting from European Collaborative Research (MBAD project)
2002Göran Gustafsson Prize in Medicine awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
2001Individual Grant for the Advancement of Research Leaders (INGVAR) awarded by the Swedish Strategic Foundation (SSF)


2016-presentMember of the Nobel Committee for Medicine or Physiology
2012-presentMember of EMBO, Heidelberg, Germany
2006-presentMember of Class VII (Medical sciences) of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (Kungl Vetenskapsakademin)
2004-presentMember of Academia Europaea
2004-presentMember of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute
2006-2008Member of the Nobel Committee for Medicine or Physiology
2003-2005Associate member of the Nobel Committee for Medicine or Physiology