The 2021 Bror-Axel Lamberg Prize in Endocrinology is awarded to Professor Olle Kämpe at Department of Medicine (Solna), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The prize is 10.000€ and this was the third time the prize was awarded.The award ceremony took place on Thursday, 4 November 2021, on the 74th Annual Meeting of the Finnish Endocrine Society. The chairman of the board of directors of the Minerva Foundation, Professor Caj Haglund, delivered the prize.
The motivation of the Prize Committee: “Olle Kämpe has a record of accomplishment in endocrine research spanning three decades and covering studies from basic genetic studies to registry and epidemiology research. The red thread in his research has been autoimmune endocrine diseases.
Kämpe has described several autoantigens and autoantibodies in organ-specific autoimmune diseases. His research is characterized by broad and complementary methodological approaches including the use of untraditional disease models to understand the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and his work has significantly improved the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients.
Kämpe has received numerous awards. In 2010 he was elected member of The Swedish Royal Academy of Science and in 2016 member of the Nobel Assembly. He is currently member of the Nobel Committee for Medicine or Physiology. He received the European Hormone Medal in 2020.”
The Minerva Foundation’s Bror-Axel Lamberg Prize in Endocrinology is a 10.000€ prize awarded every other year in the Annual Meeting of the Finnish Endocrine Society. It is awarded to a Scandinavian scientist for innovative, high-quality research in the field of endocrinology. The Finnish Endocrine Society nominates three candidates for the prize from whom the Minerva Foundation selects the winner. The first prize, year 2017, was honored to a Professor of Physiology Jorma Toppari at the University of Turku.