Ceremony for Anders Jahre's Awards for Medical Research 2019
This year's main prize goes to Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin, Uppsala University. The prize for younger researchers is shared between Dr. Jenny Mjösberg at Karolinska Institutet and Dr. Lars Tjelta Westlye at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital.
Anders Jahre's Awards for Medical Research honor research of outstanding quality in basic and clinical medicine.
This year's main prize winner, Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin receives the award for his pioneering contribution to understanding the relationship between cell growth factors and cancer. Heldin is one of the most cited researchers in the Nordic countries, and his research has led to new principles in cancer treatment.
The prize for younger researchers is shared between Jenny Mjösberg and Lars Tjelta Westlye.
Mjösberg receives the award for her study of a newly discovered cell type in the immune system that contributes to allergies and inflammatory diseases, while Westlye receives the award for his contributions towards understanding how innate characteristics and personality traits can explain predisposition to mental disorders.
The awards will be bestowed upon the winners at a ceremony.
Programme for the ceremony
- Presentation of the prize winners by committee leader Harald A. Stenmark and committee member Lars Bo Nielsen
- The prizes are awarded by Rector Svein Stølen
- Short lectures by the prize winners Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin, Dr. Jenny Mjösberg and Dr. Lars Tjelta Westlye
Musical performances by Kim Rysstad and Tord Gustavsen, Kvindelige studenters sangforening (The Women’s Choral Society of the University of Oslo) and Universitetets symfoniorkester
Everyone is welcome to attend!
During the traditional Jahre lectures the audience will have the opportunity to hear the prize winners talk about their work.