Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale from the Department of Genetics received on Tuesday September 23rd the annual prize for excellent research from the Research Council of Norway. The award - amounting to 500.000 NOK - was handed over by Tora Aasland - Minister of Education and Research - during the celebration that took place in the Oslo Konserthus.
Translation of the jury statement:
"Anne Lise Børresen-Dale ranks among the foremost experts in the country in the field of cancer research, having an extra focus on genetic influence.
She has been a major force in building competence within molecular biology and gene technology in Norway. Throughout a period of many years she has conducted ground-breaking research of excellent quality in a number of fields within her subject area.
Børresen-Dale has a large scientific production of the highest standard. Her work covers broad fields of cancer research. She has made decisive discoveries in research on lung cancer, testicular cancer, colon cancer and - in particular - breast cancer.
Børresen-Dale has demonstrated outstanding skills as a builder of scientific milieus. She is involved in a large number of collaboration projects, both nationally and internationally. In 2008 she was elected president in the European Associtation for Cancer Research (EAR). Her research will gain a major clinical significance within diagnostics, therapy and cancer diseases."
News article "Prisen for fremragende forskning til to" (in Norwegian) from the web pages of the Research Council of Norway
News article "To priser til tre forskere" (in Norwegian) from the web pages of the Research Council of Norway
Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale research group home page - Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer