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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Announcement: nominate a scientist for the 2023 OUH research awardsExcellent Researcher Award and Early Career Award

2022 winners (from left): Silje Fjellgård Jørgensen, Håvard Danielsen (main award) and Geir Ringstad
2022 winners (from left): Silje Fjellgård Jørgensen, Håvard Danielsen (main award) and Geir Ringstad

Oslo University Hospital hereby announce research awards in the following two catagories for 2023:

  • Excellent Researcher Award (one prize, 300.000 NOK)
  • Early Career Award (two prizes of 150.000 NOK each)

Closing date for nominations: March 17th 2023.

Researcher-of-the-year 2022 at the Institute for Cancer Research:Kushtrim Kryeziu

Kushtrim Kryeziu
Kushtrim Kryeziu

Kushtrim Kryeziu is 37 years and defended his PhD at the Medical University of Vienna in 2016. Kryeziu was recruited to the Lothe lab in 2016 via an EU financed fellowship and was included in the Scientia Fellows postdoc program at the University of Oslo. His recruitment has proven highly beneficial for the development of the current project on functional oncology in advanced solid tumors. His competence in molecular cell biology and hands-on experience with anti-cancer drug development was instrumental to the development of our pre-clinical pharmacogenomics platform. Kryeziu has recently accepted a permanent position at the Institute for Cancer Research. 

Employee-of-the-year 2022, the Institute for Cancer Research:Marit Osland Haugli

Marit Osland Haugli
Marit Osland Haugli

Marit Osland Haugli – Head Engineer at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) – was awarded the prize "Employee-of-the-year 2022". This award goes to a person that has distinguished herself/himself by effort for overall benefit of the work environment and to fulfil the ICR vision and values in 2022.

The award committee and nomination describe Marit Osland Haugli as an employee that always goes the extra mile for her colleagues.

Four PhDs defended in 2022 from members of Molecular Oncology

Ina A. Eilertsen and Christian Holst Bergsland defended their respective work in transcriptomics and molecular pathology of colorectal cancer, Maren Høland recently defended her work on genomics of Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, and Jonas Meier Strømme defended his computational analyses in solid tumors last week, 9th Dec. Their PhD theses comprise a total of thirteen papers from our groups, including eleven first-authorships among the PhD candidates.

Oslo University Hospital has awarded 6 excellent articles for the first half-year of 2022

Prize winners
Prize winners

In order to stimulate excellent research and draw attention to the hospital's research activity, Oslo University Hospital rewards outstanding publications every half-year. 

Six research groups were awarded for their excellent papers published the first half-year of 2022 during a ceremony on December 7th.  

Each group received NOK 50.000 for use in further research, and the prize winners gave short presentations of their main findings.