Uppsala University is to create conditions for a cost-effective coordination of issues common to geographically related activities. Generally, the issues concerning local administration, local operation, technical systems, safety, work and community service. At Uppsala, Biomedical Center (BMC) is some 20 self-governing institutions and similar establishments within Uppsala University and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. A Karl Johan Öbrink lecturer appointed annually, by a purpose of the BMC Board appointed committee, the group BMC-affiliated researchers. The prize will be given a now active researchers whose activities are characterized by Karl Johan Öbrinks spirit, that is where collaboration across conventional boundaries clear, but where the researchers nature and commitment to their own field also symbolizes Karl-Johan Öbrinks vision of an "Integrated integrity". The field of research will be housed in the life sciences and the price may be given for both the long and high-quality research as a recent high-profile discovery. The price is symbolic, and the lecture is usually held in November. The cabinet of the A5 is about drug and takes as a starting point, Carl Linnaeus and Jons Jakob Berzelius and their pioneering activities in botany, medicine, and chemistry. Then presented a brief history of the pharmacology, pharmacy and the establishment and development in Sweden and Uppsala with presentations by leading figures such as Ernst Barany, Robert Fristedt, Carl Petter Thunberg, Carl Gustav Mosander.