Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
thon-funding 2017

Award ceremony at the University Aula in Oslo

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, this year's Thon funding was presented to the awardees at the University Aula in Oslo. CCBIO's Lars A. Akslen and Elisabeth Wik attended the prestigious ceremony to receive a grant in the category of national research-based teaching.

Akslen and Wik on the stage at the University Aula in Oslo, receiving the grant by Olav Thon.
CCBIO's Lars A. Akslen and Elisabeth Wik receive the grant from the chairman of the foundation's board, Olav Thon. In the background you can see Anne Berit Guttormsen, also from UiB and the Department of Clinical Medicine, who received an award for excellent teaching. Besides her is Jan Hoeijmakers from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, who was awarded the International Research Prize.
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This is the third year the Olav Thon Foundation has awarded scientific prizes and grants to education-related research within the fields of medicine, mathematics and natural sciences. The awards and grants are given to high-quality international and national research and to research-based teaching at university and university college level. 

Read more about this year's awards here (in Norwegian).

Rector of the University of Oslo, Ole Petter Ottersen, gave the welcoming speech. The foundation's academic council presented the awards, and board director of the foundation, Olav Thon, had the honour of giving the prizes to the awardees. Musical entertainment was provided by Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet, the Norwegian Student Choral Society, Catharina Chen, violin and Jie Zhang, grand piano.

Akslen and Wik received support for the CCBIO project "Harvard Cancer Research: Partnership for excellent education and research". The project is supported by a total of 1.5 million NOK over three years. You can read more about the project in the article below.