Programme - Spring 2023

Thu 19.1.2023,  at 1500, F114
Professor Elaine Chew, King’s College London, UK
“How Music Can Literally Heal the Heart”

Host: Esa Räsänen

Thu 26.1.2023, at 1400, F114
Rudi Costa, University of Padova, Italy
“Genetic, molecular, neuroanatomical and behavioural correlates of shiftwork in an unlikely model: the fruit fly”

Host: Howy Jacobs

Tue  31.1.2023, at 14.00, F211
Professor Jukka Westermarck, University of Turku
“Therapeutic targeting of phosphatases in cancer”

Host: Merja Helenius

Thu 9.2.2023, Remotely: Zoom link
FICAN seminar
PhD Leena Latonen, University of Eastern Finland
Organized by FICAN East

Wed 15.2.2023, at 15.00 Remotely: Zoom link
Professor Atef Z. Elsherbeni, Electrical Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines
“SAR and Temperature Rise in a Human Head due to EM Radiation”

Host: Leena Ukkonen

Thu 16.2.2023, at 14.00, Yellow hall
Professor Eric Bouffet, University of Toronto, Garron Family Chair in Childhood Cancer Research, and Head of the Neuro-Oncology Section in the Division of Haematology/Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada.
“Novel targeted therapies for childhood brain tumors”

Host: Kristiina Nordfors

Thu 23.2.2023 at 14.00 in Arvo F114
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Torsten Christ (profile at the institute website)
Insitute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology (IEPT), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
“Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes as an electrophysiological model: opportunities and challenges – the Hamburg perspective”

Host: Jussi Koivumäki

Thu 23.3.2023, at 12.00, Notice! This seminar will be held only online in Zoom. ZOOM link
Lecturer Emma Allott, Queen’s University, Belfast
“Cholesterol, cholesrol-lowering statin drugs and prostate cancer risk”

Host: Teemu Murtola

Thursday 30.3. at 14.00 in Arvo F114 and Teams
Adjunct Professor Juha Väyrynen, Oulu University hospital and University of Oulu
“Spatially Resolved Immune Profiling of Colorectal Cancer: Techniques and Insights”

host: Toni Seppälä

Thu 20.4.2023 at 15.00-16.00 Remotely: Zoom link
FICAN seminar
PhD Katri Pylkäs, University of Oulu
“Inherited breast cancer susceptibility – Identification of novel factors using Northern Finnish breast cancer cohorts”
Organized by FICAN North

Thursday 11.5. at 12.00 in Arvo F114 and Teams Notice! Day and time changed!
Group leader Sakari Vanharanta, University of Helsinki
“Molecular determinants of tissue-specificity in carcinogenesis”

host: Toni Seppälä

Thu 11.5. at 14.00 in Arvo F114  Zoom link
Professor Ben Goult, University of Kent, UK
“Talin in mechanomemory – spatial organisation encoded by binary mechanochemical switches”

Host: Vesa Hytönen

Tue 6.6.2023 at 14.15 in Arvo F114
Professor Che Connon, Newcastle University, UK
“Biomechanical modulation therapy for the restoration of the limbal niche”

Host: Heli Skottman

Thu 8.6.2023 at 15.00 in Zoom.
Associate Professor Masanobu Komatsu, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
“Role of R-Ras in vascular stability: A good neighbor next door”

Host: Tero Järvinen


Thu 15.6.2023 at 14.00 in Tietotalo TB109 Teams link
Professor João F. Mano, University of Aveiro, Portugal
“Natural macromolecules in tissue engineering devices with improved structural and functional properties”

Host: Minna Kellomäki

Mon 19.6.2023 at 10.00 in Arvo F114       (Notice! Time changed!)
Prof. Aparna Lakkaraju, University of California, San Fransisco, USA
“Live imaging to decipher mechanisms and therapeutics for blinding diseases”

Host: Soile Nymark