The Norwegian Radium Hospital, The Research Building
In December six research prizes were awarded to scientists from Oslo University Hospital. CCBs Marina Vietri and Camilla Raiborg were among the prize winners. Both Vietri and Raiborg are members of Harald Stenmark's group at the Department of Biochemistry, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital.
PhD student Tor Espen Thorvaldsen, together with postdoc Nina Marie Pedersen and their co-workers in Harald Stenmark's group at Institute for Cancer Research and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, have published a cover story in the November 2015 issue of Molecular Cancer Research.
The 2015 "Dr. Ragnar Mørk's legacy prize" went to Guro E. Lind, head of the Epigenetics Group at the Department of Molecular Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, University of Oslo.
Norway is in the process of establishing the Young Academy of Norway (Akademiet for yngre forskere). The first call for members was issued earlier this year and nearly 160 young researchers applied. Twenty of them are now becoming the founding members of the Young Academy of Norway. Guro E. Lind, head of the Epigentics group at the Department of Molecular Oncology at the Institute for Cancer Research, is appointed the first leader of the Academy.
The Research Council of Norway has published an article about the major breakthroughs so far in 2015 at the different Centres of Excellence in Norway.
We congratulate Harald Stenmark with this year's "Møbius award" - the annual prize for excellent research from the Research Council of Norway. The award amounts to 1 mill. NOK and was distributed Wednesday September 23rd in Oslo Konserthus.
CCB's Kaisa Haglund receives the Anders Jahre's prize for young medical researchers for 2015.
Sigrid Bratlie Thoresen in Harald Stenmark's group at Institute for Cancer Research and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine has been awarded His Majesty the King's Gold Medal 2015 for the best PhD thesis at the Faculty of Medicine.
CCB's Alicia Llorente and coworkers from the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research recently published in Oncotarget detailed mass spectrometry analyses of exosomes purified from urine of 16 prostate cancer patients and 15 healthy volunteers that revealed upregulation of 221 proteins in the patient samples.
The national competence building project in nanomedicine "Biodegradable nanoparticles in cancer diagnosis and therapy", headed by Professor Kirsten Sandvig, was recently highlighted both in the Norwegian magazine Vitenskap & Historie as well as on the homepage of The Research Council of Norway.
The Norwegian Advanced Light Microscopy Imaging Network, NALMIN, coordinated by Harald Stenmark at Institute for Cancer Research and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, has been funded by 49.5 MNOK by the Research Council of Norway. This is good news for Norwegian researchers who use light microscopy in their studies.
A recent Nature paper by Marina Vietri and colleagues in Harald Stenmark's group at Institute for Cancer Research and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine has attracted considerable attention worldwide.
Article about work in the Stenmark group on www.nrk.no
In a recent article in Nature, published on-line 3rd June, PhD student Marina Vietri and her co-workers in Harald Stenmark's group at Centre for Cancer Biomedicine and Institute for Cancer Research have uncovered a new cellular mechanism that contributes to keep our genome intact.
Åsmund Eikenes from Harald Stenmark's lab at the department of Molecular Cell Biology, Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, has written an article in the careers column of the May 6th edition of Nature (journal impact factor 42.4). The article is entitled "Visual maps bring research to life".
In a recent paper in Nature, project leader Camilla Raiborg and her co-workers in Harald Stenmark´s group at Institute for Cancer Research and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine show an unexpected connection between endosomes (organelles involved in protein import into cells) and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER, organelle involved in protein export) in formation of cellular protrusions.
CCB's Hilde Lie Erling, Head of Section for Interphase Genetics, Institute for Cancer Genetics and Informatics at Oslo University Hospital, has contributed with the article "Cellekjernen røper kreftutviklingen" on her blog on www.forskning.no.
The Department of Molecular Oncology has in collaboration with the Norwegian PSC Research Center at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, recently published a paper in Hepatology (journal impact factor 11.19) where a high-performance epigenetic biomarker panel suitable for identifying patients with bile duct cancer was described. First author is post doc Kim Andresen from Guro E. Lind's Epigenetics group at the Department of Molecular Oncology at the Institute for Cancer Research, and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, University of Oslo.
The project group of Kaisa Haglund in Harald Stenmark’s group at the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine and colleagues recently published an article in PLOS Genetics on the molecular control of the final step of cell division, abscission, in stem cells in vivo.
Cancer researchers are now using one of the world's fastest computers to detect which parts of the genetic code may cause bowel and prostate cancer.
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Nano Today (impact factor 18.4) publishes on their homepage a list of the most cited articles in the journal since 2010. This list now shows the review article “Endocytosis and intracellular transport of nanoparticles. Present knowledge and need for future studies” by Tore Geir Iversen, Tore Skotland and Kirsten Sandvig at the Institute for Cancer Research to be number 3 on this ranking.
CCB congratulates our six colleagues Guro E. Lind, Tor Erik Rusten, Jørgen Wesche, Eva Wenzel, Fergal O'Farrell, and Lene Malerød with their prestigious independent funding from 2015.
CCB congratulates Rolf I. Skotheim with a one-year Principal Investigator position for 2015.