The History of the Lindau Meetings


Held for the first time in 1951 the Lindau Meetings established themselves as a unique platform for the dialogue between different scientific generations. For more than 60 years now Laureates as well as young and promising Young Researchers are meeting once a year in Lindau. Read more...

Annual Reports


Every year the Council and the Foundation publish an Annual Report which provides an in-depth overview of all activities. Read more...

Prof. Dr. Astrid Gräslund

Member of the Council

Citizenship: Swedish
Civil status: married, 2 children born 1970 and 1973


High School graduation at Högre Allmänna Läroverket in Härnäsand, April 21, 1963
Master of Science in Engineering (Applied Physics) at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, October 30, 1967
Doctor of Philosophy (Biophysics) at Stockholm University, November 29. 1974


Research assistant at Dept. of Biophysics, Stockholm University, 1967 - 1976
Assistant/associate professor at Dept. of Biophysics, Stockholm University, 1977 – 1988.
Professor of Medical Biophysics, University of Umea, 1988 – 1993.
Professor of Biophysics, Stockholm University, since 1993.
Chairman of the Department of Biophysics, Stockholm University, 1993 – 2000.
Vice Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, since 2001.

Honors and activities:

Received the 1982 Lindbom Prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Received the 1995 Arrhenius Plaque, awarded by the Swedish Chemical Society.
Chairman of the Swedish Biophysical Society 1987-1992.
Visiting scientist March – May 1987 at the Dept. of Biophysical Chemistry, University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Visiting scientist Sept. 1987 – March 1988 at the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University, Carbonale, Illinois, USA.
Member of the Board of the Wenner-Gren Foundations.
Member of the Board of the Magn. Bergvall Foundation.
Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Magnetic Resonance.
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry.
Editor of Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics, since 1998.
Member of the Council of IUPAB (Int. Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics) 1996-2002.
Member of the Swedish Natural Science Research Council (NFR), 1995-2000.
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Class of Chemistry, since 1993.
Second Vice President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, since 2000.
Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, since 1996.

Scientific publications:

Ca 210 scientific publications.


I am glad to learn that this Meeting will cover the issue of science education and the responsibility of scientists on sustainable development of our world, which I think are very important in the age of globalization.
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn