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42nd IUPAC Council Meeting

Nominee for Bureau

Anders Kallner (Sweden)

Anders Kallner

Kallner’s main research areas have been lipid and vitamin metabolism, nutrition, clinical conditions related to various markers, statistics and modelling, and the chemistry of natural products, particularly innate antibiotics. He has been active in various aspects of quality improvement in the laboratory and promoted accreditation of medical laboratories. He has contributed to several Standards from ISO (TC 212, and CASCO 10) and CEN (TC140) and been a consultant to the World Health Organization in Alexandria and Geneva. In addition, he has been project leader for several projects on quality management in hospital laboratories in the Baltic countries and Russia and is presently project leader for a major project in N.W. Russia (Murmansk and St. Petersburg).

Education and Career
Anders Kallner studied general chemistry at the University of Stockholm and organic chemistry at the IUPAC Elections Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm before graduating in biochemistry (Ph.D.) from the Karolinska Institute in 1967. He later earned his M.D. at the same university and later became associate professor of Clinical Chemistry at the Karolinska Institute. He has held positions in county, regional, and university hospitals and is presently senior consultant at the Department of Clinical Chemistry at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

IUPAC Involvement
Kallner is presently president of the Chemistry and Human Health Division. He has been involved since 1991 when he became a member of the Clinical Chemistry Section of the Division. In 1999, he coordinated a project to establish strategies to set global quality specifications in laboratory medicine, and he is now a member on a task group whose goal is to compile a compendium for chemists of terms applied to drug development.

Related Professional Activities
Kallner has been active in the Executive Board of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine as secretary, treasurer, and vice president. He is currently chairman of the Swedish Committee for Standardisation in Laboratory Medicine. He is also a member of the Swedish Society for Clinical Chemistry and the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. Kallner has published more than 150 scientific papers in international journals, authored educational material for medical students, and made over 200 oral presentations and posters at national and international congresses and conferences.


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