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Nobel Laureate visits University of Bergen

Nobel Laureate Professor Harald zur Hausen from the German Cancer Research Centre, is due to visit the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Thursday 14. April. Professor Harald zur Hausen will give a lecture on “Infections in human cancer – results and perspectives”.

Harald zur Hausen has a special interest in infection-induced malignancies. He and his group showed the role of papilloma viruses in cervical cancer and discovered a larger number of novel virus types. He received numerous national and international awards, including the Robert-Koch-Prize, the Charles S. Mott Prize of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, the Federation of the European Cancer Societies Clinical Research Award, the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Immunology of the Cancer Research Institute, the Prince Mahidol-Award, and the Warren Alpert-Prize of the Harvard University. In 2008 he was awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer".

Professor Harald zur Hausen will give a lecture on "Infections in human cancer - results and perspectives" Thursday 14. April, at 13:00. The lecture will be held in Auditorium 4 (3rd floor) in the BB-Building, Jonas Lies vei 91. All are welcome!