Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO

Celebration seminar for Cancer Research Prize to Bjørn Tore Gjertsen

We are happy to invite you to a celebration seminar October 20 at 15.00 to celebrate the awarding of King Olav V’s Prize for Cancer Research 2021 to CCBIO PI and Co-Director Bjørn Tore Gjertsen. Including informal gathering with tapas, coffee/tea, cake and fruit for all!

Portrettfoto av Bjørn Tore Gjertsen
CCBIO/Ingvild Festervoll Melien

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Join us in Store Auditorium to celebrate the awarding of King Olav V’s Prize for Cancer Research 2021 to CCBIO PI and Co-Director Bjørn Tore Gjertsen! This is a also great occasion to celebrate that we are finally able to meet in person, and can celebrate together with tapas, coffee/tea, cake and fruit. Please register as soon as possible to be secured a seat.

Place: Store Auditorium (the large auditorium), Sentralblokken (main building), Haukeland University Hospital.

Time: October 20, 2021 at 15:00-18:00

Registration: Please register through this link


Artistic Opening:  Brass Quintet, Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag

Welcome and Introduction: Lars A. Akslen, Director of CCBIO

Congratulatory statements:

  • Per Bakke, Dean of the Medical Faculty, UIB
  • Eivind Hansen, CEO, Helse Bergen
  • Astrid Olsnes Kittang, Head of Section for Hematology, HUS
  • Eystein Husebye, Department of Clinical Science, UIB
  • Steinar Skrede, Medisinsk klinikk 

Scientific program:

  • Stein Ove Døskeland: History and long lines

  • Emmet McCormack: Preclinical models in diagnostics and therapy

  • Line Bjørge: Tumor immunology in ovarian cancer

  • Stian Knappskog: Clonal selection in cancer

  • Oddbjørn Straume: Tumor microenvironment in malignant melanoma

  • Gro Gausdal: Axl targeted cancer therapy

  • Bjørn Tore Gjertsen: Novel diagnostics and adaptive cancer therapy

Closing remarks

Informal gathering with tapas, coffee/tea, cake and fruit will be held at the back of the auditorium.


Also note a related event October 18: Prior to the seminar on October 20, the award ceremony itself will take place in Oslo on October 18, 13-14.00.  H. M. King Harald will then present the prize to Professor Gjertsen and the whole ceremony will be streamed online as well as showed in real time on screen in the auditorium in Armauer Hansens Hus.

More info about the prize here.