Anders Jahre's Awards for Medical Research honor research of outstanding quality in basic and clinical medicine. The prizes are awarded by the University of Oslo and are among the largest within Nordic biomedical research.
On 29 October 2020 two medical prizes will be awarded.
The prizes will be awarded in the University Aula on 29 October. The prize winners will hold lectures in Professorboligen earlier the same day.
The arrangements are open to everyone.
About the winners of Anders Jahre's Awards for Medical Research 2020
The 2020 Anders Jahre Award for Medical Research and its NOK 1 million prize
Will be split between
- professor Jiri Lukas from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and
- professor Jiri Bartek from the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
Bartek and Lukas will receive the award for their groundbreaking work in registering how proteins involved in the regulation of cell cycles and DNA repair contribute to protecting genes and preventing the development of cancer. Bartek and Lukas are both among the most frequently cited researchers in the Nordic region and their research has led to new principles in cancer treatment.
The Anders Jahre Award for young researchers and the accompanying NOK 400,000 prize
Is awarded to
- Dr. Niklas Björkström, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden,
for his discoveries of how NK cells develop and function in physiological and pathological situations, especially in viral and malignant liver disease.
In 1953, Anders Jahre, a Norwegian shipowner, entrepreneur and philanthropist, donated one million Norwegian kroner to the University of Oslo, later followed by several additional endowments. These were used to establish the Anders Jahre Foundation for the Promotion of Science.