Congratulations to Simon Bekker-Jensen – Københavns Universitet

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19. juni 2017

Congratulations to Simon Bekker-Jensen

Each year the University of Oslo awards the Anders Jahre prizes for excellent research within basic and clinical medicine to a group of Nordic researchers. One of the prizes is reserved for young researchers and is a personal prize of NOK 500,000.

This year the prize is split between two young researchers at SUND. 
Professor Simon Bekker-Jensen from the Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Associate Professor Signe Sørensen Torekov from the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Metabolism Center at SUND.

Simon Bekker-Jensen is awarded the prize because he, through his basic research, has increased our understanding of how cells react to DNA damage. Cells become very ill or die if damage to their DNA is not repaired by specific proteins. Simon Bekker-Jensen has helped discover how the cells’ ‘alarm system’ works – how the cells learn that their DNA has been damaged, and how they repair these damages.

It has been 25 years since a researcher at the University of Copenhagen won the Anders Jahre Prize for young researchers.

The prize will be awarded on September 15th in Oslo