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The Inaugural Sjöberg Prize Lectures

On 30 March the official Sjöberg Prize Lectures will be held by this year’s laureates: James P. Allison and Tony Hunter




15.00 - 17.00


Erling Persson-salen, Aula Medica


Karolinska Institutet, Solnavägen 1, Solna

James P. Allison. Photo: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Tony Hunter. Photo: Joe Belcovson, Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: Prospects for Cures
Professor James P. Allison, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Tyrosine Phosphorylation - From Discovery to Drug Development and Beyond
Professor Tony Hunter, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The lectures are open and followed by a reception.

The Sjöberg Prize is an annual international prize for cancer research awarded to scientists who have made major contributions to our knowledge about disease mechanisms, risk factors, or the treatment or prevention of cancer.

James P. Allison and Tony Hunter were awarded the 2017 Sjöberg Prize for ”groundbreaking studies of cellular processes that have led to the development of new and effective cancer drugs”.

The Sjöberg Prize Lectures are organized jointly by the Sjöberg Foundation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Karolinska Institutet.

Read more about the Sjöberg Prize