Dan Grandér Research Prize

The Dan Grandér research prize is awarded each year for the best dissertation in cancer research at Karolinska Institutet. Suggestions for potential awardees are welcome from all departments until Feb. 12, 2019. The prize will be awarded at the Department of Oncology-Pathology’s Department day on Feb. 22, 2019.



Dan Grandér began his research career in 1985, defended his thesis in 1991 and was at his passing in 2017 professor and head of the Department of Oncology-Pathology. He dedicated his entire career to cancer research and especially cared for mentoring young researchers throughout that time.

When Dan Grandér passed away, a fund was instigated in his memory to honor the best dissertation in cancer research at Karolinska Institutet. The prize is awarded each calendar year. The awarded sum amounts to 50 000 SEK, of which at least 50% are to be used as research funding. The other 50% can be disposed freely by the awardee.


The 2018 Dan Grandér’s research prize will be awarded at the Department of Onkology-Pathology’s Department day on Feb. 22, 2019 where the awardee will hold a lecture.

Suggestions for potential awardees 2018 are gladly accepted from all departments. Eligible are all PhDs who defended no earlier than Jan 1, 2018 and no later than Dec. 31, 2018.

Suggestions for awardees 2018 are accepted until Feb. 12, 2019.


Please send a short motivation of max. half an A4 page and the thesis to Hanna Sillén until Feb. 12, 2019.



Hanna Sillén

Phone:+46-(0)73-712 13 29

Organizational unit:Administration



For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Stefan Einhorn.



Stefan Einhorn

Phone:+46-(0)8-517 754 69

Organizational unit:Department of Oncology-Pathology (OnkPat), K7



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