Anders Jahre’s Awards for Medical Research 2020 and 2021 – The Jahre Lectures

Anders Jahre’s Senior Medical Prize for 2021 is awarded to Professor Poul Nissen, the Director of the Nordic EMBL Partnership’s Danish node, DANDRITE. On the occasion he will talk about his work at the Jahre lectures. 

Photo of Poul Nissen.

Professor Poul Nissen awarded Anders Jahre's major medical award in 2021 for his research in membrane proteins. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen.

Professor Nissen is awarded the Jahre Medical Prize as a recognition for his ground-breaking research into the structure and function of membrane protein. Awarded annually by the University of Oslo, the Anders Jahre Medical Prize is amongst the most prestigious medical prizes in the Nordics. It rewards Nordic researchers for their outstanding international research.

Prof. Nissen’s research has been recognized for its important contributions to the understanding of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and psychiatric disorders. You can hear more about professor Nissen's work at the Jahre Lectures, programme below.

The lectures are open to everyone.

Register before 28 October at: 


10.00–10:30 Professor Jiri Lukas
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen.

Intrinsic limits of genome surveillance: A conceptual framework to understand cancer.

10.30–11:00 Professor Jiri Bartek
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen.

Understanding cell cycle control and genome (in)stability: From mechanisms to clinical trials.

11.00–11.25 Researcher Niklas Björkström
Center for Infectious Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.

Differentiation, tissue-residency, and recirculation patterns of human natural killer cells.

11.25–12.15 LUNCH

12.15–12.45 Professor Poul Nissen
DANDRITE, Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University.

Molecular mechanisms of transport in and out of brain cells.

12.45–13.10 Professor Barbara van Loon
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

Importance of responses to damaged DNA bases in cancer and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Published Oct. 14, 2021 11:46 AM - Last modified Dec. 16, 2021 7:51 PM