The Linnaeus Medal is awarded to Professor Leif Andersson, the medal is awarded at the Winter Promotion on January 25


Uppsala University's Linnaeus Medal (Linnémealjen) was awarded for the first time on Carl von Linnaeus' 300th anniversary on May 23, 2007. It is conferred in gold "for, in the first place, extraordinarily prominent scientific work, especially in the Linnean science areas or Linnaeus memory nearby fields".

The Linnaeus Medal has been awarded to Professor Leif Andersson at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.

Leif Andersson, professor of functional genomics, has for many years led a prominent research group on studies of pet genetics. This has subsequently been shown to have very great relevance also for the emergence mechanisms of several human diseases. In this context, Leif Andersson has broken new ground and his research has attracted a lot of national and international awards and awards.