Institute for Cancer Research

Kjetil Taskén
Institute head

Institute for Cancer Research has since its foundation in 1954 played a central role within the field of cancer research both in Norway and internationally. The Institute has seven research departments and more than 320 employees, master students included. About 70% of the employees and projects are externally funded. Read more

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Service from the University of Oslo Library:Digital Scholarship Centre

At the Digital Scholarship Centre (DSC) you get guidance on how you can make the best possible use of digital tools and methods in your research and communication activities.

Among the topics are Open Access, Research Data Management, Systematic search, Visualisation and Reference management.

The DSC runs a number of useful courses and workshops during the autumn of 2022 via Zoom. These are open for OUS employees.

Harald Stenmark awarded Anders Jahre's medical prize for 2022

Harald Stenmark (photo: Øystein Horgmo, UiO)
Harald Stenmark (photo: Øystein Horgmo, UiO)

The University of Oslo has announced that Anders Jahre's major medical prize for 2022 of NOK 1 million goes to Harald Stenmark, head of the Cellular Membrane Dynamics research group at the Department of Molecular Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research.

Anders Jahre's medical awards reward outstanding research in basic and clinical medicine. The annual prizes are distributed by the University of Oslo and are among the largest in medicine in the Nordic countries.

The prizes for 2022 will be given out in the University's auditorium on Thursday 3 November at 18:00.

Faculty of Medicine, University of OsloPostdoctoral Programme Autumn 2022

The postdoctoral programme courses at the Faculty of Medicine at UiO for the autumn of 2022 are now open for registration. 

The programme is a career development programme designed for researchers at the beginning of their career.

The following courses are offered:

  • Career development (apply within 31st of July)
  • Communicating research and writing grant applications (apply within 14th of August)
  • Research management and supervision (apply within 18th of September)

They are also offering a peer mentoring scheme.

Awards for excellent research to Danielsen, Fjellgård Jørgensen and Ringstad

Award winners during the ceremony
Award winners during the ceremony

Three Oslo University Hospital scientists received prestigous awards for their outstanding research on Friday June 10th. The major prize - the "Excellent Researcher Award" - went to Håvard Danielsen. Silje Fjellgård Jørgensen and Geir Ringstrøm both received the "Early Career Award".
The prize money - 300.000 and 150.000 NOK respectively - is earmarked for research activities.

The awards are distributed anually in order to honour excellent scientific work. The awarding process is organized by the hospital's research committee, while an external Scientific Advisory Board has evaluated the candidates. 

From the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority:Announcement of regional research funding for 2023

The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst RHF) announces approximately NOK 110 million for health research funding in the region.

For 2023, research funding can be applied for within the following application categories:
Doctoral scholarships, Postdoctoral fellowships and Open project support.

Application deadline is Tuesday, September 6th 2022 16:00.




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