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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Maria Aanesland Dahle winner of the NTNU award for Best Master of Technology 2022

Maria Aanesland Dahle during the ceremony
Maria Aanesland Dahle during the ceremony
Maria Aanesland Dahle, PhD candidate Mads H. Haugen's "Molecular precision medicine in breast cancer" project group at the Department of Tumor Biology, has been awarded the NTNU "Best Master of Technology" prize for 2022. She earned the award for her MSc-work at the Department of Physics at NTNU, with Kathrine Røe Redalen as supervisor.
Maria has since continued her excellent work as a PhD candidate at the Institute for Cancer Research  where she is currently working on the HSØ-funded project PROPHECY. 

Innovative Health Initiative launches new calls for proposals

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) - a public-private partnership (PPP) between the European Union and the European life science industries - has now launched IHI – calls 1 and 2.

IHI call 1 was launched on 28 June 2022 with topics on cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and health data.
The deadline for full proposals is 20 September 2022.

IHI call 2 was launched 28 June 2022 with topics on cardiovascular disease and early feasibility studies.
The deadline for short proposals is 20 September 2022.

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.

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.

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.

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