Svante Pääbo is a famous Swedish geneticist specializing in the field of evolutionary genetics and Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine (2022). Svante Pääbo worked mainly on the Neanderthal genome and was appointed the director of the Department of Genetics at the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany) in 1997. Also, Svante Pääbo is a professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Japan). Check all the details below about Svante Pääbo (Nobel Prize Winner) Wikipedia, Age, Height, Education, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Svante Pääbo Wikipedia/Biography
Svante Pääbo was born on 20th April 1955 (Age: 67 years; As of 2022) in Stockholm, Sweden. His name is in the Swedish language. His profession is a Geneticist and researcher. His nationality is Swedish and follows Christianity (religion). He is also known for Paleogenetics. His current residence is in Leipzig.
Svante Pääbo Educational Qualification
He completed his education at Uppsala University and completed Ph.D. in research investigating how the E19 protein of adenoviruses modulates the immune system in 1986. Svante is a very highly educated man.
Svante Pääbo Physical Stats
Height: 5′ 8″ inches
Weight: 62 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Brown
Svante Pääbo Family & Parents
Svante was born into a high-class family in Stockholm. His father’s name is Sune Bergstrom (a biochemist) and his mother’s name is Karin Pääbo (Estonian chemist). Svante’s father shared a noble prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1982. He has also one sibling named Rurik Reenstierna (born in 1955).
Svante Pääbo Wife & Children
Svante married Linda Vigilant (wife) in 2008. In 2014, Svante wrote a book and he said openly in the book that he is bisexual until he met Linda (American Primatologist and Geneticist).
He said also that Linda’s boyish charms look attracted him and after he married Linda Vigilant. They are living happily with his love life Linda and raising two children, one son, and one daughter.
Svante Pääbo Career & Profession
He started his career in genetics research when he pursued his Ph.D. degree. Svante and his colleagues completed successfully the sequencing of Neanderthal mitochondrial means mtDNA from a specimen found in Feldhofer grotto in 1997. In August 2002, he published findings about the language gene that means FOXP2. In 2006, he announced a plan to reconstruct the entire genome of Neanderthals.
In February 2009, Svante at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago where announced the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology completed the first draft version of the Neanderthal genome.
In March 2010, he and his co-workers published a report on the DNA analysis of a finger bone found in the Denisova Cave in Siberia and the output suggests that this bone belonged to the genus Homo.
He has discovered an unknown hominin by means of DNA analysis. After this, he researches many projects. In 2014, he also wrote a book named Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes and a popular science book about human evolution. Also in 2020, he also determined the several impacts of COVID-19 on the victims via DNA analysis in genetic variants. All of his research was at the Planck Institute and the Karolinska Institutet.
Svante Pääbo Awards & Achievements
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 1992.
- Max Delbrück Medal in 1998.
- Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine in 2005.
- Pour le Mérite in 2008.
- Kistler Prize in 2009.
- Great Cross of Merit with a star in 2009.
- Gruber Prize in Genetics in 2013.
- Lomonosov Gold Medal in 2014.
- Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 2016.
- Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in 2016.
- Keio Medical Science Prize in 2016.
- Princess of Asturias Award in 2018.
- Darwin-Wallace Medal in 2019.
- Japan Prize in 2020.
- Massry Prize in 2021.
- Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2022.
Svante Pääbo Net Worth & Income
Svante Pääbo’s net worth is estimated approx about $1.5 million dollars. He is a big researcher and Nobel prize winner.
His main fields of research are Genetics and Evolutionary anthropology. All of his net worth is earned from his profession of research. He is living a joyful life with his family and children in Leipzig.
Svante Pääbo Social Handles
Svante Pääbo Amazing Facts
- He is also known as the founder of Paleogenetics (the study of genetical early humans and ancient persons).
- He wrote a thesis named How the E19 protein of adenoviruses modulates the immune system in 1986.
- Svante was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year in 2007.
- He has an h-index of 162 according to Google Scholar and 127 according to Scopus as of 2021.
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