Biomedicum Helsinki seminars 2019

BMH seminar series is a prestigious weekly series targeting all 1800 researchers working in the Meilahti campus. To maintain the high status of BMH seminar series, the criteria for selecting a BMH speaker are very strict. Only speakers with high scientific quality and whose topic would generate significant audience interest across many different biomedical fields are considered.

Date and place: Mondays at 12.00, Biomedicum Helsinki, Lecture Hall 1
Student lunch:
after the seminar, Meeting room 4, Biomedicum Helsinki

See the seminar schedule and info for current year


Seminar schedule 2019:

Michele de Luca, Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

"Regenerative medicine by somatic stem cells: the paradigm of epithelial stem cells"

Host: Sara Wickström
Student host: Leah Biggs and Karlo Skube

Young Investigator Talk:

Valentyn Oksenych, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim Area, Norway

"DNA double strand break response factors in early lymphocyte development"

Host: Denis Kainov
Student host: Andrii Bugai

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Seminar cancelled

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Seminar cancelled

Professor Owen J. Sansom FRSE FMedSci
Director, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK

"Elucidating new ways to target downstream of KRAS mutation in colorectal cancer: metabolic and microenvironment targets"

Host: Thomas McWilliams
Student host: Fumi Suomi

Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly MD FMedSci FRS
Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit & Head of Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
Scientific Director, Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Hon. Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge     

"Molecular Mechanisms in Human Obesity and Insulin Resistance"

Host: Thomas McWilliams
Student host: Maeve Long

Hanna Mikkola, Eli and Edythe Broad Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, USA

"Decoding human hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal"

Host: Kari Alitalo
Student host: Shentong Fang

Oscar Marin, King's College London, Great Britain

Diversity and plasticity in the assembly of cortical circuits

Host: Eero Castrén
Student host: Frederike Winkel

Mathias Francois, University of Queensland, Australia

"Pharmacological modulation of SOX18 transcription factor activity in development and disease"

Host: Päivi Ojala
Student host: Silvia Gramolelli

Matthias Fischer, University Children’s Hospital of Cologne, Köln, Germany

"Towards precision medicine in neuroblastoma"

Host: Andreas Scherer
Student host: Vesa Rahkama

David Huntsman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

"Cell context, mutation, microenvironment and ovarian cancer control"

Host: Anniina Färkkilä
Student host: Julia Casado

Ritva Tikkanen, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany

"Novel therapies for Finnish Disease Heritage rare diseases"

Host: Iiris Hovatta
Student host: Mikaela Laine

Igor Adameyko, MedUni Vienna, Austria / Karolinska Insitute, Sweden

"Single cell transcriptomics, tissue stem cells and peripheral nerves"

Host: Satu Kuure
Student host: Hao Li