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Jan Borén

Biography

Professor Jan Borén, MD, PhD (born 1963) is currently Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University and Director of the Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research.

His main interest has been to study the role of apoB-containing lipoproteins in normal and disturbed lipid physiology and to understand the molecular mechanism by which the apoB-containing lipoproteins exert its effect on the arterial wall.

Professor Borén’s outstanding achievements have been recognised by several honours and awards including Irvine H. Page Atherosclerosis Research Awards for Young Investigators (AHA, 1997) and Göran Gustafsson’s Prize in Medicine from the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (2004). He has been actively involved in activities of EAS and IAS, including the IAS meetings in Stockholm 2000 and Osaka 2003.

For EAS, he has taken part in the organization of the Society's Congresses in Seville 2004, Prague 2005, Helsinki 2007, Istanbul 2008 and Hamburg 2010 and he was co-Chair of EAS Congress 2011 in Gothenburg. Professor Borén served on the Society's Executive Committee as Treasurer from 2008 until 2018 and serves as Vice-President from January 2017.

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