Håvard E. Greger Danielsen

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The Institute for Cancer Genetics and Informatics (ICGI) is a department within the Division of Cancer Medicine at Oslo University Hospital (OUS), and is located next to the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo, in the Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park.

The ICGI consists of three sections: the Section for Cancer Cytogenetics, the Section for Interphase Genetics and the Section for Applied Informatics. We are a relatively small institute of about 80 employees, with 17 nationalities represented. Among the 10% that hold part-time positions, we have: three surgeons, one gastroenterologist, one pathologist and three professors. The level of gender equality within the ICGI as a whole is close to equal, also within management positions. The three sections report to the Institute Director and major decisions on project initiation, resource allocation and priorities are made by a board consisting of: the Institute Director, the three section leaders, the administration manager, and the financial manager. Detailed project management and unit priorities are handled by a board of key specialiss from all three sections. This serves to ensure that all projects at the Institute contribute to our strategic goals. The day-to-day decisions are made within each section by the different researchers or unit leaders in agreement with the section leader, and project status meetings are held regularly. We primarily publish in journals dedicated to our respective fields of science, i.e. medical informatics, cancer genetics and pathology, in order to reach the appropriate audience. Additionally, we prefer the journals to be among the 10% most cited (Impact factor > 5), a requirement we fulfill.

The Institute is headed by Professor Håvard E. Greger Danielsen, a geneticist with a Ph.D in Medicine from the University of Oslo. Håvard was appointed visiting professor in the Department of Genomic medicine at Sheffield University in England in 2001 and professor at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo from 2007. He is also a Principal Investigator in CCB . Since March 2014 he is Visiting Senior Research Associate at Oxford University, at the Nuffield Division of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences.

From July 2016 the ICGI leads the DoMore! project. DoMore! was chosen as one out of three lighthouse projects within ICT and Health services, receiving funding from the Norwegian Research Council for 5 years. The ICGI is also a partner in CCB, MEDIMA and the CRC Network.

Organization chart ICGI


The ICGI consists of three sections:

The Section for Cancer Cytogenetics is headed by Francesca Micci. Francesca holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cancer Genetics from the University of Oslo, as well as a Professor II position at the University of Oslo's Section for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The Interphase genetics unit is headed by Hanne Arenberg Askautrud. Hanne holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Molecular Biology from the University of Oslo(UiO).

The Applied informatics unit is headed by John Arne Nesheim. John Arne has a master in Informatics from UiO and extensive experience from software development and project management.


This text was last modified: 14.11.2017

Chief Editor: Prof. Håvard E. Danielsen
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