As part of a long-term collaboration between the Section for Cancer Cytogenetics at the Institute for Medical Informatics and Section for Molecular Oncology at the Institute for Cancer Research, a joint PhD project has been carried out to study RNA changes in ovarian cancer.
The PhD work concluded on March 17th, when Cand. med. Marianne Lislerud Smebye successfully defended her thesis "Transcriptomic consequences of chromosome 19 rearrangements in ovarian carcinomas" for the PhD degree. The same day, she held an excellent trial lecture over the given topic "Chromosomal abnormalities and copy number rearrangements as clinical targets in cancer". The PhD work was jointly surpervised between Francesca Micci (main supervisor), Sverre Heim and Rolf Skotheim.