Ragnhild Eskeland is a PI in a new Norwegian Centre of Excellence 2017
The Norwegian Research Council announced 15 of March ten new Norwegian Centres of Excellence which will get in total 1.5 billion NOK over the next ten years. Scientific quality at a top international level is the main criteria of the selected centres. Five of the new centres were from University of Oslo, two from NTNU, one from University of Bergen, one from Norwegian School of Economics and one from Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming (CanCell), lead by Professor Harald Stenmark, will elucidate changes in cellular pathways which are rewired during cancer development and identify novel cross-talk between these cancer cell programmes. This new knowledge will be exploited for "reprogramming" of cancer cells into non-malignant cells. The PI team working together with Harald Stenmark in CanCell is Professor Anne Simonsen, and Drs. Ragnhild Eskeland, Jorrit Enserink, Tor Erik Rusten, and Jørgen Wesche.
Eskelands contribution in the centre will be to elucidate epigenetic mechanisms which are abrogated in cancer cell and how these are involved in cross-talk with other cancer cell programmes.
Also see the announcement at IBVs website.
Image of nuclei of two cancer cells. Blue stain is all DNA and green and red spots show different active gene loci. Image by Ragnhild Eskeland.