Therese Sørlie receives OYI support from the Norwegian Research Council

The Research Council of Norway has introduced a new scheme for outstanding young investigators (OYI). The goal of the initiative is to give talented younger researchers from all disciplines particularly good framework conditions to help them realise their potential to achieve international excellence. The scheme is intended to help develop world-class leaders in various fields of research and to enhance the quality of Norwegian research.

The Norwegian Research Council has decided to support 26 outstanding young researchers.
Therese Sørlie, who is working as a post doc at the Department of genetics, was among these.
The name of her project is “Molecular portraits of breast cancer: Translating genomics to the clinical practice.”

The candidates has to be younger than 40 years old. They are supported with 1.4-2 million NOK each year for a period up to five years to do original and innovative reseach on a high international level.

The scheme was announced December 2003, and there were 217 applicants. The applications has been evaluated by foreign experts and by a special scientific committee outstanding international researchers. The standard for the applications was very high, and the competition was sharp.

The main criterion for selection was a high level of scientific quality by international standards. Importance has been attached to the originality and innovation of the planned project, and to the element of international co-operation it entails. Emphasis was also placed on the quality of the applicant's publications, and to his or her participation in national and international research collaboration. The successful applicants has been considered having experience of or the potential for research management.

Read more:
The web page of OYI (in Norwegian)