The name of the new centre is the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Cardiac Biomarkers. The centre's research will contribute to increased knowledge about cardiac injury and heart failure. It will be led by Professor Torbjørn Omland and be located at the Institute of Clinical Medicine’s campus at Akershus University Hospital.
Therese Sørlie will lead the project in which she will investigate pre-invasive breast cancer stages where the milk ducts are filled with cancer cells, but these have not yet spread into surrounding breast tissue. The grant from the Norwegian Cancer Society is just under 6 million NOK.
Doctoral Research Fellow Christine Rootwelt-Norberg aims to become a leading professional in genetic cardiology. She recently received an award for her presentation at the EuroEcho conference.
Professor Torbjørn Omland and Professor Ole Andreassen will lead the projects, which will be awarded up to NOK 25 million each through Fellesløft IV.