Ole Petter Ottersen
His field is neuroscience, and he is a former director of the Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience at the University of Oslo. In 2005 he won the Lundbeck Foundation's research prize together with Jon Storm-Mathisen. In 2008 he won the Anders Jahre Award for Medical Research He has been a member of the committee that awards the latter prize. In 2001 he, together with Jon Storm-Mathisen and Per Brandtzæg, was found to be the most cited Norwegian scholar in international academic journals.
In 2009 he entered the race to become rector of the University of Oslo. The rector is elected by students and faculty, and his sole opponent was Trygve Wyller. On 2 April 2009, it was clear that Ottersen won the rectorial election. His team also consists of Inga Bostad, Ragnhild Hennum and Doris Jorde.
- Ole Petter Ottersen University of Oslo website, retrieved 27 March, 2013
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- "Jahrepris til professor Terje Lømo" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 10 October 2003.
- "Oslo-forskere topper internasjonal sitatliste" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 16 January 2001.
- Topdahl, Rolv Christian (16 February 2009). "Liten rift om rektorjobb". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 March 2009.
- Eik, Espen A. (3 April 2009). "Ottersen ny rektor". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 April 2009.
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