Immunology Prizes

The NSI’s Research Award is given to the first author of an outstanding original scientific paper in the field of immunology. The work must have been affiliated with a Norwegian research institution.

Previous winners:


Håvard T. Lindholm & Naveen Parmar 

Article Title: BMP signaling in the intestinal epithelium drives a critical feedback loop to restrain IL-13–driven tuft cell hyperplasia

Muhammad Ali & Eirini Giannakopoulou

Article title: T cells targeted to TdT kill leukemic lymphoblasts while sparing normal lymphocytes

2021: Jiang Xiaojun and Rahel Frick  & Lene S. Høydahl

Article Title: “A heterozygous germline CD100 mutation in a family with primary sclerosing cholangitis.”

Article Title: “A high-affinity human TCR-like antibody detects celiac disease gluten peptide–MHC complexes and inhibits T cell activation.”

2020: Malin Bern

Article Title: An engineered human albumin enhances half-life and transmucosal delivery when fused to protein-based biologics

Members of the 2020 award committee: Else Marit Inderberg, Victor Greiff, Brian K. Chung, Kushi Kushekhar, Alexandre Corthay, Igor Snapkov, Filip M. Segers, Bergithe Oftedal, Markus Haug, Maria Therese Ahlen, Marit Inngjerdingen

2019: Lene Støkken Høydahl

Article Title: Plasma cells are the most abundant gluten peptide MHC-expressing cells in inflamed intestinal tissues from patients with celiac disease

Members of the 2019 award committee: Inger Sandlie, Victor Greiff, Brian K. Chung, Kushi Kushekhar, Monika Szymanska, Erik Bratland, Markus Haug, Maria Therese Ahlen, Else Marit Inderberg

2018: Krzysztof Sikorski 

Awarded for the article: A high-throughput pipeline for validation of antibodies

Members of the 2018 award committee: Victor Greiff; Institute of Clinical Medicine, Brian K. Chung; Research Institute of Internal Medicine, Kushi Kushekhar; Institute for Cancer Research

2017: Ole J.B. Landsverk 

Awarded for the article: Antibody-secreting plasma cells persist for decades in human intestine“.

The committee for the award in 2018 was: Rasmus Iversen, Institute for Immunology, UiO; Raquel Bartolomé Casado, Department of Pathology, OUS; Lene Støkken Høydahl, Institute for Immunology, UiO; Monika Szymanska, Department of Pathology, UiO and OUS

2011: Anette S. Bøe Wolff

Awarded for the article: Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis in APECED or thymoma patients correlates with autoimmunity to Th17-associated cytokines

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The commitee for the award in 2011 was: Elin Bergseng, Institute for Immunology, UiO; Espen Bækkevold, Department of Pathology, UiO; Lise Kveberg, Institute for Immunology, UiO

2010: Elin Bergseng and Lars-Egil Fallang

Awarded for the article: Differences in the risk of celiac disease associated with HLA-DQ2.5 or HLA-DQ2.2 are related to sustained gluten antigen presentation

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The commitee for the award in 2010 was: Gøril Berntzen, Insitute of Immunology, UiO; Roberto di Niro, Institute of Immunology, UiO; Maria K. Dahle, Insitute of Basic Medical Science, UiO.

2009: Michael Zangani

Awarded for the article: Lymphomas can develop from B cells chronically helped by idiotype-specific T cells

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The committee for the award in 2009 was: Sébastien Walchli, Institutt for kreftforskning, Radiumhospitalet; Anne Lise K. Hestvik, Immunologisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo; Geir Åge Løset, Institutt for Molekylær Biovitenskap, Universitetet i Oslo.

2008: Melinda Ráki

Awarded for the article: Tetramer visualization of gut-homing gluten-specific T cells in the peripheral blood of celiac disease patients.

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The committee for the award in 2008 was: Finn-Eirik Johansen, Institutt for patologi, Universitetet i Oslo;  Inger Øynebråten, Immunologisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo; Alexandre Corthay, Immunologisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.

2007: Espen Ø. Kvale
Awarded for the article: CD11C+ dendritic cells and plamacytoid DCs are activated by human cytomegalovirus and retain efficient T cell-stimulatory capability upon infection.

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The committee for the award in 2007 was: Zlatko Dembic, Institutt for oral biologi Universitetet i Oslo; Trygve Holmøy Immunologisk institutt Universitetet i Oslo; Liv Jorun Reitan, Seksjon for immunprofylakse Veterinærinstituttet.

2006: Trygve Holmøy og Agnete B. Fredriksen
For arbeidet: Cerebrospinal fluid T cell clones from patients with multiple sclerosis: recognition of idiotopes on monoclonal IgG secreted by autologous cerebrospinal fluid B cells.

Les  vinner artikkelen.
The committee for the award in 2006 was: Professor Tom Eirik Mollnes (formann), Institutt for Immunologi, Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Universitetssykehus,
Steinar Funderud, Institutt for kreftforskning, Avdeling for immunologi, Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Universitetssykehus; Vibeke Videm, Institutt for laboratoriemedisin, NTNU; Stig Tollefsen, NSI styrets medlem (sekretær)

2005: Karoline W. Schjetne
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The committee for the award in 2005 was: Zlatko Dembic, Institutt for oral biologi; Bent Rolstad, Avdeling for anatomi; Trond S. Halstensen, Institutt for oral biologi, Universitetet i Oslo.