Published: 2020-06-05 16:38 | Updated: 2020-06-05 16:42

Anders Jahre's Awards for Medical Research to researchers at KI

Anders Jahre's Awards for Medical Research to Jiri Bartek and Anders Jahre Award for young researchers to Niklas Björkström. The prize is awarded by University of Oslo.

Anders Jahre Award for Medical Research

Anders Jahre Award for Medical Research of 2020 and its NOK 1 million was split between professors Jiri Bartek, at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet and at Cancer Fight in Copenhagen; and Jiri Lukas, University of Copenhagen.

Bartek and Lukas will receive the award for their groundbreaking work in registering how proteins involved in the regulation of cell cycles and DNA repair contribute to protecting genes and preventing the development of cancer. Bartek and Lukas are both among the most frequently cited researchers in the Nordic region and their research has led to new principles in cancer treatment.

Award for your researchers

The Anders Jahre Award for young researchers NOK 400 000 is awarded to Niklas Björkström, at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge, for his discoveries of how NK cells develop and function in physiological and pathological situations, especially in viral and malignant liver disease.