Institute for Cancer Research

Kjetil Taskén
Instiute 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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Theodossis A. Theodossiou researcher of the year at the Institute for Cancer Research

Theodossiou with Institute head Kjetil Taskén during the ceremony
Theodossiou with Institute head Kjetil Taskén during the ceremony

Theodossis A. Theodossiou – senior researcher and project group leader at Institute for Cancer Research - was awarded the prize researcher-of-the-year 2019 from the leadership at ICR for his oustanding scientific contribution in 2019. The award of 100 000 NOK is financed by Radiumhospitalets legater and is a personal scholarship for stimulating further excellence in research. 

Peter Wiedswang employee of the year 2019 at the Institute for Cancer Research

Peter Wiedswang receiving the award from Institute head Kjetil Taskén
Peter Wiedswang receiving the award from Institute head Kjetil Taskén

Peter Wiedswang – Special advisor at the Institute of Cancer Research – was yesterday awarded the prize Employee-of-the-year 2019. The award committee and nomination describes Peter Wiedswang as an employee that always goes the extra mile for his colleges. Wiedswang works in the administration at the institute for Cancer Research where he is responsible for the budget and HR for three sections serving 13 group leaders. 

ERC Consolidator Grant of 20 million NOK awarded to Johanna Olweus

Johanna Olweus (photo: UiO)
Johanna Olweus (photo: UiO)

Professor Johanna Olweus - head of the Experimental Immunotherapy Group at the Department of Cancer Immunology - was awarded the Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for her project on immunotherapy “OUTSOURCE: Outsourcing cancer immunity to healthy donors”.

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