EACR president: Award for excellent research

1 Oct 2008

Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale received on Tuesday September 23rd the annual prize for excellent research from the Research Council of Norway. The award - amounting to 500.000 NOK - was handed over by Tora Aasland - Minister of Education and Research - during the celebration that took place in the Oslo Konserthus

Translation of the jury statement:

"Anne Lise Børresen-Dale ranks among the foremost experts in the country in the field of cancer research, having an extra focus on genetic influence.

She has been a major force in building competence within molecular biology and gene technology in Norway. Throughout a period of many years she has conducted ground-breaking research of excellent quality in a number of fields within her subject area.

Børresen-Dale has a large scientific production of the highest standard. Her work covers broad fields of cancer research. She has made decisive discoveries in research on lung cancer, testicular cancer, colon cancer and - in particular - breast cancer.

Børresen-Dale has demonstrated outstanding skills as a builder of scientific milieus. She is involved in a large number of collaboration projects, both nationally and internationally. In 2008 she was elected president in the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR). Her research will gain a major clinical significance within diagnostics, therapy and cancer diseases."

Further information: Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale research group home page - Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer