Award ceremony May 25th Oslo University Hospital awards 6 excellent articles for the second half-year of 2017

In order to stimulate excellent research and draw attention to the hospital's extensive research activity, Oslo University Hospital reward outstanding publications regularly.

Six research groups were awarded for their excellent papers published during the first half-year of 2017 on May 25th in the large auditorium at Ullevål sykehus. Each group received NOK 50.000 for use in further research. The prize winners gave short presentations of the main findings in their respective articles.

Every half-year, six of the very best papers authored by scientists working on the hospital (first or last author must be affiliated to OUS) are selected. The nomination takes place through the research panel of each division. The final selection process is performed by an external committee.

The competition is hard. Each year around 2000 scientific papers from the hospital's researchers are published, and up to 25 of them are nominated twice a year.  The six selected articles are of especially high quality, and they present important finding on both-short and long-term scales. The works reflect the good quality and the interdisciplinarity that characterises several research environments at Oslo University Hospital. The research is a fundamental condition for the institution to maintain and strenghten the quality in the patient treatment.

From left: Anna Bujko, Vikas Sarna, Gry Skodje, Kristina Haugaa, Fergal O'Farrell og Olav B. Smeland.

The half-yearly article award ceremony has become an important tradition that both presents a selection of the very best papers published at the hospital and at the same time acknowledges outstanding research milieus. The selected articles have been through a very thorough selection process and represent long-term work that is based on broad cooperation, both internally and internationally. The results presented in the articles are very important and will contribute to better understanding of various diseases and be of importance to future diagnosis and treatment. We are incredibly proud of the impressive quality and broad range of research at Oslo University Hospital, says Director of Research, Innovation and Education Erlend B. Smeland.

Popular science summaries of each of the articles (in Norwegian)

The award winners listed below are ranked equally:

Anna Bujko et al. (Mucosal immunology group, headed by Frode Jahnsen, Dept of Pathology, Div of Laboratory Medicine)

Transcriptional and functional profiling defines human small intestinal macrophage subsets.
Bujko A, Atlasy N, Landsverk OJB, Richter L, Yaqub S, Horneland R, Øyen O, Aandahl EM, Aabakken L, Stunnenberg HG, Bækkevold ES, Jahnsen FL.
J Exp Med. 2018 Feb 5;215(2):441-458. doi: 10.1084/jem.20170057. Epub 2017 Dec 22.
PMID: 29273642

Vikas Sarna et al. (Gastroenterology Research Group, Dept of Gastroenterology, Div. of Medicine)

HLA-DQ-Gluten Tetramer Blood Test Accurately Identifies Patients With and Without Celiac Disease in Absence of Gluten Consumption.
Sarna VK, Lundin KEA, Mørkrid L, Qiao SW, Sollid LM, Christophersen A.
Gastroenterology. 2018 Mar;154(4):886-896.e6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.11.006. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
PMID: 29146521

Gry Skodje et al.

Fructan, Rather Than Gluten, Induces Symptoms in Patients With Self-Reported Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
Skodje GI, Sarna VK, Minelle IH, Rolfsen KL, Muir JG, Gibson PR, Veierød MB, Henriksen C, Lundin KEA.
Gastroenterology. 2018 Feb;154(3):529-539.e2. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.10.040. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
PMID: 29102613

Nina E. Hasselberg et al. (Thor Edvardsen's group, Dept of Cardiology, Div. of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases)

Lamin A/C cardiomyopathy: young onset, high penetrance, and frequent need for heart transplantation.
Hasselberg NE, Haland TF, Saberniak J, Brekke PH, Berge KE, Leren TP, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH.
Eur Heart J. 2018 Mar 7;39(10):853-860. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx596.
PMID: 29095976

Fergal O’Farrell et al. (Tumor-Host Biology research group headed by Tor-Erik Rusten, Dept. of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Div. of Cancer Medicine)

Class III phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase controls epithelial integrity through endosomal LKB1 regulation.
O'Farrell F, Lobert VH, Sneeggen M, Jain A, Katheder NS, Wenzel EM, Schultz SW, Tan KW, Brech A, Stenmark H, Rusten TE.
Nat Cell Biol. 2017 Dec;19(12):1412-1423. doi: 10.1038/ncb3631. Epub 2017 Oct 30.
PMID: 29084199

Olav B. Smeland et al. (NORMENT K.G. Jebsen Centre for Psychosis Research, Div of Mental Health & Addiction)

Identification of Genetic Loci Jointly Influencing Schizophrenia Risk and the Cognitive Traits of Verbal-Numerical Reasoning, Reaction Time, and General Cognitive Function.
Smeland OB, Frei O, Kauppi K, Hill WD, Li W, Wang Y, Krull F, Bettella F, Eriksen JA, Witoelar A, Davies G, Fan CC, Thompson WK, Lam M, Lencz T, Chen CH, Ueland T, Jönsson EG, Djurovic S, Deary IJ, Dale AM, Andreassen OA; NeuroCHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology) Cognitive Working Group.
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 1;74(10):1065-1075. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.1986.
PMID: 28746715



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