Thon Award lectures 2019

Welcome to the fifth annual Thon Award lectures.

Lene Vestergaard Hau

Lene Vestergaard Hau. Photo:Justin Ide, Harvard News Office

Moustapha Kassem, Abbas Jafari and Rigmor Solberg
From left: Moustapha Kassem, Abbas Jafari and Rigmor Solberg. Photo: Keld Ottosen, ICMM, University of Chopenhagen, private
Lars Engebretsen, Kristian Samuelsson and Jan E. Brinchmann
From left: Lars Engebretsen, Kristian Samuelsson and Jan E. Brinchmann. Photo: Øystein Horgmo, University of Oslo, Gunnar Lothe, University of Oslo, Private.

This is a unique seminar with the Olav Thon Foundation's International Research Awardees for Mathematics and Natural Science and Medicine 2019.


Register your participation before February 27 to attend the seminar.


11:15 - 11:20

Welcome and introduction of the 2019 Thon international Research awardee by Rector of the University of Oslo Svein Stølen.

11:20 - 12:30

The Science and Art of taming Light by Lene Vestergaard Hau, Professor, Department of Physics, Harvard University.

12:30 -13:15

Lunch served by Hotel Bristol

13:15 -13:20

Introduction of the 2019 Thon Research Projects in Medicine awardees by Ole Petter Ottersen, Head of the Olav Thon Foundation Scientific Council and President of Karolinska Institutet.

13:20 -14:05

Prevention of osteoarthritis by treating focal lesions With tissue engineered cartilage and early osteoarthritis With gene therapy

Osteoarthritis is a major Health issue by Lars Engebretsen, Professor, University of Oslo

Current treatment of cartilage injuries in the ankle and knee by Kristian Samuelsson, Professor, University of Gothenburg.

Prevention of early osteoarthritis With gene therapy. The basic science behind it by Jan. E. Brinchmann, Researcher, University of Oslo


Enhancement of bone regeneration by in vivo targeting of skeletal stem cells

Human marrow skeletal (stromal) stem cells (MSC) from cell transplantation to in vivo targeting by Moustapha Kassem, Professor, University of Southern-Denmark

The proteolytic enzyme legumain: Structure and functions by Rigmor Solberg, Professor, University of Oslo

Legumain inhibition: A novel approach to enchance bone regeneration by Assistant Professor Abbas Jafari, University of Copenhagen

Published Feb. 15, 2019 1:59 PM - Last modified Feb. 6, 2020 8:32 AM