Science in Life –Building tools for life sciences

In­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary HiLIFE re­search in Kum­pula cam­pus
Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 1, 2017 at 1-4 pm
Physicum en­trance hall (Gustaf Häll­strömin katu 2)

Research of life sciences needs big data and agile computing as well as nanoscale methods like optical imaging to study the most precious: Life. During one afternoon scientists from the exact sciences in Kumpula visualize how we do it. Student or researcher, perhaps you find your future here?



Professor Anu Airaksinen and TRIM team: How radioactivity can save your life. New radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and therapy; research and development of molecular imaging tools for applications in life sciences. Visits to medical cyclotron lab available.

Professor Edward Haeggström and Nanojet team: The team introduces line-up of new tools for true 3D (bio-) imaging in nanometer scale.

University lecturer Sami Hietala: Biomaterials for ocular drug delivery

PhD Merja Lusa: Radionuclides in the environment - concerns to human health and ecotoxicology? How micro-organisms affect the behaviour of radionuclides and transfer up in the food chain? Research on biosorption, -accumulation and speciation mechanisms. (Mibira group)

University lecturer Markus Metsälä: Exhaled breath analysis – tool for non-invasive medical diagnostics and monitoring. Is it possible to diagnose diseases from exhaled breath? What does exhaled ammonia tell about the status of the kidneys? Why is there hydrogen cyanide in our breath? How can you use carbon and oxygen isotope ratios in exhaled breath to track the health status of a patient?

PhD Heikki Suhonen: X-ray 3D Microscopy for Life Sciences. X-ray microscopy offers a unique way to study samples in 3D without breaking them. For life science applications this allows imaging of samples close to their native state and also in-vivo imaging.

Professor Ilpo Vattulainen and the Biological Physics group; Do you know what molecule sets the beating of your heart, and how does it do it? The objective of the Vattulainen group is to promote better health through scientific computing. In this presentation, the group will show how molecular models for biosystems are created and simulated on supercomputers.


You are most welcome to share the interdisciplinary science with us!

This event is part of HiLIFE opening week program.


HiLIFE opening Anu Airaksinen, Nanolääkkeet

HiLIFE opening Hélder Santos, Nanomedicine

HiLIFE opening Samuli Siltanen, Electrical Impedance Tomography data measurement

Ilpo Vattulainen, The Biological Physics Group