Professor Knut Dahl-Jørgensen awarded the Nordic Johnny Ludvigsson Prize 2014

Prisoverrekkelse Victoria

Crown Princess Victoria and professor Knut Dahl-Jørgensen. Photo: Barndiabetesfonden

The price of SEK 250,000 was presented by Crown Princess Victoria at Barndiabetesfondens 25th anniversary in Linköping, on October 16th 2014. The Prize honors excellent research in childhood and adolescent diabetes. Professor Knut Dahl-Jørgensen is head of Oslo Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital.


 The motivation of the award committee:

“Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, Norway, was awarded the Johnny Ludvigsson Prize in 2014 for his internationally acclaimed studies of the importance of well-controlled glucose metabolism to prevent the development of late complications in patients with type 1 diabetes. These studies laid the foundation for how patients with diabetes are currently treated and has improved the prognosis significantly for those who get the disease.

To increase our knowledge of the harmful processes that lead to the loss of the insulin-producing cells, professor Dahl-Jørgensen initiated the Diabetes Virus Detection Study in 2009. This biopsy study of patients soon after diagnosis, has already contributed to an increased understanding of how the disease arises and is thus expected to open the opportunities for new and more effective treatments.”