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. Sten Orrenius

Corresponding Member


Swedish General Schools: Student Examination in 1955

University: Karolinska Institutet: Bachelor of Medicine in 1960
Thesis in 1965
License in 1967

Postdoctoral Experience:

Research Associate, Wenner-Gren Institute for Exp. Biology, Stockholm from 1965 to 1967

Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University of Stockholm from 1967 to 1971

Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 1972

Visiting Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX in 1972

Previous Positions:

Professor and Chairman, Department of Forensic Medicine, Karolinska Institutet from 1971 to 1984

Dean of the Medical School, Karolinska Institutet from 1983 to 1990

Professor and Chairman, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet from 1988 to 1999

Present Position:

Professor of Toxicology, Karolinska Institutet in 1984

Professional Society Memberships:

Swedish Medical Association
Swedish Society for Toxicology
Biochemical Society (UK)
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (Honorary Member)
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Honorary Member)
Society of Toxicology (USA) (Honorary Member)

Editorial Board Memberships:

European Journal of Biochemistry from 1969 to 1978
Biochemical Journal from 1981 to 1982
Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine from 1984 to 1991
Free Radical Research Communications from 1989 to 1998
Chemical Research in Toxicology from 1988 to 1991 and 1998 to 2001
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics since 1974
Experimental Cell Research since 1994
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications since 1995
Cell Death & Differentiation since 2003


Participating for the first time in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was a fantastic experience. The very nice and fruitful exchanges I had with young scientists from all around the world, their perception of research careers, motivations and expectations truly enriched my own vision on the actual evolution of science in the context of a globalized world.
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2008)