(updated 04.09.2012)
Full name: Mårten Karl Fredrik WIKSTRÖM
Personal: Born 20th June, 1945 in Helsinki, Finland
Address: Institute of Biotechnology, Structural Biology and Biophysics Programme, 

University of Helsinki

Mailing address: P.O. Box 65, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Visiting address: Viikinkaari 1, Helsinki, Finland

Telephone: +358 9 191 58000

E-mail: Marten.Wikstrom -at- Helsinki.Fi
Research experience abroad:
1971-72Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Amsterdam (EMBO long-term fellowship
1975-76Visiting professor in physical biochemistry, University of  Pennsylvania, Medical School, Philadelphia

Degrees and main positions:
1963 High school matriculation, Helsinki
1971 M.D. and legalized physician, U. of Helsinki
1971 Doctor of. Medicine and Surgery, Univ. of Helsinki (equivalent to Ph.D.)
1972-82 Assistant professor (biträdande lärare), U. of Helsinki
1973-82  Docent (Reader) in medical chemistry, U. of Helsinki
1983- Professor of medical chemistry, U. of Helsinki

(leave of absence 1.8.1996-31.7.2006)
1996-2006Professor of the Academy of Finland
1998- Research director of the Programme on Structural Biology and Biophysics, Institute of Biotechnology, Univ. of Helsinki, and State Technlological Research Center (VTT)
1985-87Director of Research, Eflab Oy
1985-89Member, Scientific Adv. Board, Labsystems Oy
1985-89Vice Chairman, Supervisory Board, Labsystems Oy
1984-85Member, Board of Directors, Medilab Oy
1997-2009Member, Board of Directors, Biohit Oyj
1986-91Member, Medical Research Council, Academy of Finland; Chairman of Biomedical section
1988-1994Member, The Finnish Insurance Companies, Board of Medical Awards
1991-1994Chairman, The Finnish Insurance Companies, Board of Medical Awards
1989-1996Member, Intl. Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
1989State Scientific Board of Natural Sciences, Sweden, Scientific advisor
1989-1999Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, E.C. Slater Institute for biochemical research, University of Amsterdam
1990-1993Member of the Board, Foundation of Finnish Inventions
1995-1996Chairman, Dept. Medical Chemistry, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Univ. of Helsinki
1996-1999Review committee for fellowships, member, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
2000Review committee for grants, member, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
1998-Member, Scientific Board of the Sigrid Jusèlius Foundation, Helsinki
2009-Member, Scientific Advisory Board of the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia
2009-Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Biohit Oyj
Positions at scientific journals:
1976- Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
1978-82 European Journal of Biochemistry, Advisory Board
1982-84 European Journal of Biochemistry, Editorial Board
1980-86 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Editorial Board
1981-84 The Biochemical Journal (London), Editorial Board
1981-87 Medical Biology (Helsinki), Editorial Board
1982-95 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Managing Editor for Reviews in Bioenergetics
1982-85 Trends in Biochemical Sciences (TIBS), Editorial Board
1982-86 Methods in Biochemical Analysis, Editorial Board
1984-86 FEBS Letters, Editorial Board
1984-89 Chemica Scripta (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences),  Editorial Board 
1986-89 The EMBO Journal (European Mol. Biol. Organization), Editorial Board
1995-2003 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Executive Editor
Biochemistry, Editorial Advisory Board
2009-Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Editorial Board

Honours and awards
1972 The Gust. Komppa Award for the best academic dissertation in chemistry  (The Finnish Chemical Society) 
1977 The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
Anniversary Prize
1982- Member, Societas Scientarum Fennica
1982 The Leiras/Medica Prize of the Finnish Medical Association (Finska Läkaresällskapet)
1984 The Anders Jahre Medical Prize for young scientists (Oslo, Norway)
1985 The Finnish Medical Association Jubilee Prize, (Finska Läkaresällskapet)
1985 Member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) 
1989 The A.I. Virtanen Prize
1992 The Order of the White Rose of Finland, Knighthood 1st class (SVR R1) 
1992 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Section on Chemistry), Foreign Member
1992-93 Ferdinand Springer Lecturer (FEBS) 
1993 Lecturer of the Year (Medical Students' Association)
1993 Matti Äyräpää Prize (Finnish Medical Society Duodecim)
1995 Prof. E.J. Nyström Prize (Societas Scientarum Fennica)
1995-96 Guest Professor (2 months), Degussa Foundation, Frankfurt University, Germany
1996 The Anders Jahre Medical Prize (Oslo, Norway)
1997 David Keilin Prize and Medal (British Biochemical Society)
1998 The First Lars Ernster Lecture in Bioenergetics, Stockholm University
1999 The Order of the Finnish Lion, Commander (SL K)
2000 The Peter Mitchell Medal Lecture (European Bioenergetics Conference)
2000-2005PI of an Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence
2010Academia Europaea, elected member

Scientific activities:
Invited lecturer at ca. 180 international congresses and symposia since 1967;
About 250 original scientific publications, including a monograph on cytochrome oxidase and several invited review articles.
11752 citations (without self- citations) according to the Science Citation Index and excluding citations of the book.
Hirsch index 63
Chairman, Organizing Committee, 7th European Bioenergetics Conference (EBEC), Helsinki, Finland, 1992
Chairman, 18th International Sigrid Jusèlius Symposium ("The Currents of Life") Espoo, Finland, 2000
Supervised 17 doctoral dissertations in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology

Fields of research:
Biochemistry/Biophysics; bioenergetics; cell respiration; energy metabolism; biological membranes and transport; structure, function and molecular biology of membrane proteins; metalloproteins and biological electron transfer; primary proton translocation in biology; oxygen radicals; mitochondrial diseases