Anne Gjøen Simonsen

Professor - Autophagy
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Phone +47 22851110
Mobile phone +4799350960 +47-99350960
Room 3174
Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 3. etasje 0317 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1112 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Other affiliations

Department of Molecular Medicine

Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital

Academic interests

  • Intracellular membrane trafficking
  • The molecular mechanisms of autophagy
  • Role of autophagy in disease (cancer and neurodegeneration)

Courses taught



  • Dr. Scient (PhD), University of Oslo (UiO), 1996, Molecular Cell Biology
  • Cand.Scient (MSc), UiO, 1992. Cell Biology


  • 2011-present: Professor, Division of Biochemistry, Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), UiO
  • 2015-2016: Head of Department of Molecular Medicine, IMB, UiO
  • 2013-2014: Deputy head of Institute, IMB, UiO
  • 2009-2010: Associate professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, UiO
  • 2007-2009: Associate professor II, Institute for Molecular Biosciences, UiO
  • 2005-2009: Senior Scientist and project leader, Dept. of Biochemistry, the Norwegian Radium Hospital
  • 2004-2005: visiting scientist Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk institute for Biological Studies, CA
  • 2002-2003: Senior Scientist and Project leader, Dept. of Immunosystems, Dynal Biotech ASA
  • 1996-2001, 2004: Postdoc fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry, the Norwegian Radium Hospital


  • King Olav Vs Cancer Research prize (2019)
  • Elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences
  • Ragnar Mørk’s legacy prize 2007


Tags: Cancer, Cell biology, Membrane trafficking, Autophagy, Neurodegenerative disease, Life science
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:40 PM - Last modified July 2, 2020 12:55 PM