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Professor Ludvig M. Sollid and Professor Rikard Holmedahl of the Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the Jahre Award for 2015. Sollid received the award for his research that identified the molecular and actual cause of coeliac disease.
From 1 April, the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo (BiO) and the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), both UiO centres, will be organized under the Faculty of Medicine on a par with the faculty’s three institutes.
The Faculty of Medicine has recently created the Centre for Health Sciences Education (CHE). The centre aims to develop the faculty's study programmes through research and innovation.
Professor Lars Engebretsen has been awarded the Nordic Prize in Medicine 2015. The prize is SEK 1 million and is awarded by the Ulf Nilsonnes Foundation in partnership with Folksam.
Professor Harald Stenmark has been awarded the Research Council of Norway’s award for outstanding research, the Møbius Prize 2015. Stenmark gets the award for important findings in research on cancer development.
Professor Ludvig M. Sollid and his research group have established the true cause of coeliac disease. The group has been singled out as one of five world-leading research groups at UiO, and will receive substantial funding for its international efforts.
The Centre for Medical Ethics has acquired two Scientia Fellows. Marit Helene Hem and Elleke Landeweer from the Netherlands are undertaking a one-year exchange as part of their career development towards a professorship.