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Lars Olof, Rolf and Sven are jubilee doctors

At the doctoral conferment ceremony on June 2 the Department of Biology celebrates three jubilee doctors: Rolf Elofsson, Lars Olof Björn and Sven Björk.
Lars Olof Björn and Rolf Elofsson.
Lars Olof Björn and Rolf Elofsson. The photos were taken in the 1960s and 1970s.

Rolf Elofsson, 87, is a professor emeritus in structural zoology. He was awarded his PhD at Lund University in 1966. His doctoral thesis was titled The Nauplius eye and frontal organs in crustacea.

From 1980 to 1995 he held the chair at the former Department of Zoology at Lund University. After his retirement he was the permanent secretary of the Royal Physiographic Society from 1995 to 2010. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences.

Rolf Elofsson has focused his research on the sensory systems among invertebrates. Rolf Elofsson is still active within the Mammalian Rhinarium Group at the Department of Biology. His skills in electron microscopy have been crucial to the group’s research.

Lars Olof Björn, 81, is a professor emeritus in physiological botany. He has specialized in the effects light and the ultra-violet radiation have on vegetation. He was awarded his PhD in Lund in 1967. In his doctoral thesis he investigated the effect light has on the plastids in the cells of plant roots.

Lars Olof Björn held the chair at the former Department of Plant Physiology. He has been a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences since 1981 and he has used his expertise in plant physiology as an expert in Bra Böcker’s dictionary. He has told the history of the Department of Plant Physiology In a graphic article.

Lars Olof Björn has received several awards for his research. Among others he has been awarded the Rosén Prize for his efforts to popularize science. He has a blog in Forskning & Framsteg.

Sven Björk.
Sven Björk.

Sven Björk, 90, is a professor emeritus in limnology. He was awarded his PhD at Lund University in 1967. His doctoral thesis focuses on Phragmites communis, common read in lakes.

Sven Björk was awarded the professor chair at the Department of Limnology in 1969, a chair he held for more than 20 years. He has done research in several fields over the years. He has become an international authority when it comes to restoring lakes. He has used his methods and performed studies in Tunisia, Brasil, Iran, China and other countries.

Sven Björk was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1980. He has received several awards. In 1990 he was awarded the title honorary doctor at Technische Universität München.

Jan Olsson

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