Invitation to seminar March 2nd 12:00 Thon Awards seminars 2017

From left: Amiry-Moghaddam, Zetterberg, Hoeijmakers and Bogdanovic
From left: Amiry-Moghaddam, Zetterberg, Hoeijmakers and Bogdanovic

This is a unique seminar with the Olav Thon Foundation's International Research Awardees for Mathematics and Natural Science and Medicine 2017.

The first talk will be held by International Research Prize winner Jan Hoeijmakers from Erasmus University Rotterdam, who is one of the most significant scientists in molecular genetics of our time. 

Further talks will be held by Research Awardee Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam on Parkinson's disease, and by Research Awardees Henrik Zetterberg and Nenad Bogdanovic on Alzheimer research.

Time and place: March 2nd, 2017 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM, Runde Auditorium R-105 at Domus Medica, Gaustad

Deadline for registration: February 23rd

Jan Hoeijmakers has achieved international recognition for revealing important mechanisms in DNA repair, particularly nucleotide excision repair. He has done groundbreaking research on the importance of DNA repair in the prevention of cancer and early ageing. Hoeijmakers and his group were the first to clone a human DNA repair gene (ERCC1) and have later identified additional components involved in the repair of DNA.

The auditorium, the Rotunda, has a maximum capacity of 199 people, and Thon Hotels will serve lunch in the seminar break.

On behalf of the Healthy Brain Ageing Centre (HBAC), UiO and OUS, Tone Tønjum

Organizers: The Olav Thon Foundation, HBAC, NORBRAIN-UiO, and Genome Dynamics Group, UiO, Genome Dynamics Group, OUS.

Please register before February 23rd by using the link found on this page:


Invitation from UiO home page, including links to program and and seminar booklet

About The Olav Thon Foundation (in Norwegian)

NORBRAIN: The Norwegian Brain Initiative

SERTA: Healthy Brain Ageing Centre

Tone Tønjum's group:Unit for Genome Dynamics (

Tone Tønjum's group:Genome Dynamics (

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