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Scientific courses and seminars 2011

January 11 -
March 1
Tuesdays and Thursdays 15.15-17.00 Molecular Virology/Matti Waris, PGS Molecular Virology -seminars MA
January 14 9.00 TuBS TuBS Info for New Students and Supervisors MK, lecture hall
January 19-20   BioCity Turku, CREDE, DDGS, TCDM, TuBS, PGS Generating Better Predictive Animal Models for Human Diseases Kavalto Estate, Piikkiö & Mauno Koivisto Centre Auditorium
Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7 15-16.30 Lisätietoja: Eriika Savontaus, erisan-at-utu.fi tai Sari Iinattiniemi (sariin-at-utu.fi) tai TKTK johtaja Pirjo Nuutila (pirjo.nuutila-at-tyks.fi). Turkulaistutkimus tutuksi -seminaarisarja  
Feb 2 11.15 Kim Pettersson, Turku TII: In vitro diagnostic tools and applications at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Turku - a review
Feb 9 11.15 Elise Pinta, Turku TII: Biosynthesis of Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:3 lipopolysaccharide outer core MA
Feb 16 11.15   TII: TBA MA
Feb 17 12 Prof. Cord Brakebusch, Molecular Pathology Section, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark FOS: Rac1 function in skin cancer and skin inflammation MK
March 2 11.15   TII: TBA MA
March 7-8 (part I) and April 4-5 (part II)   Docent Heikki Minn

PET Basics 

SH-auditorium (Building 11A, 1st floor), Turku University Hospital,
Kiinamyllynkatu 11, Turku
March 10 12 Dr. Bruno Amati, European Institute of Oncology, IFOM-IEO Campus, Milan, Italy FOS: New regulatory connections of c-Myc in cellular growth control and cancer
March 13 11.15   TII: TBA MA
March 16 11.15   TII: TBA MA
March 17 12 Dr. Andrey Kajava, Director of Research, Centre de Recherches de Biochimie Macromoléculaire, CNRS, Montpellier, France FOS: Structural folds of amyloid and prion fibrils MK
March 23 11.15 Jarno Honkanen, Hgin THL/ Biomedicum TII: Immune regulation in type 1 diabetes MA
March 30 11.15   TII: TBA MA
April 6 11.15 Markus Lehtinen, Helsinki TII: Discrimination between self and non-self by alternative pathway of complement MA
April 11 14-18.30 TuBS, Turun Syöpätutkijat Ry.

TuBS Seminar on “Targeted cancer therapies"

Osmo Järvi Auditorium, Medisiina
April 13 11.15 Marika Karikoski, Turku TII: Adhesion molecules as drug targets for inflammatory diseases MA
April 14 12 Dr. Cheryl A. Kerfeld, Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, USA FOS: Structure, function and engineering of the cyanobacterial carboxysome, a metabolic module for CO2 fixation PharmaCity Auditorium
April 20 11.15   TII: TBA MA
April 27 11.15   TII: TBA MK
April 28 12 Prof. James Hagman, Integrated Dept. of Immunology, National Jewish Health, USA FOS: Regulation of B cell identity and commitment MK
May 4 11.15   TII: TBA MA
May 5 12 Prof. Karl-Heinz Krause, Department of Pathology and Immunology Geneva Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland FOS: NOX enzymes in the CNS: another strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? MK
May 11 11.15  


May 12 12 Prof. Malcolm G. Parker, Imperial College London, UK FOS: RIP140 is a mediator of nuclear receptor signalling in metabolism, inflammation and reproduction MK
May 18 11.15  


May 20 Friday! 12 Prof. Cornelis Murre, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego USA FOS: Global networks that orchestrate lymphocyte development MK
May 28-31   Turku BioImaging XII PET Symposium 2011  
June 6 11.15
Coffee/Tea 11.00
Diana Toivola, ÅA
TuBS Summer School 2011
Cell Dance:
Move, Move, Move!
June 8 10.00
Coffee/Tea 9.45
Marko Salmi, UTU
TuBS Summer School 2011
Cell Dance:
Rock and roll within the immune system
NOTE: June 22! 11.15
Coffee/Tea 11.00
Eleanor Coffey, ÅA
TuBS Summer School 2011
Cell Dance:
Are Neurons Moving or Dancing?
August 16   TuBS TuBS Summer Meeting 2011:
"A Taste of Science and Culture"

(TuBS Members only)
Arken, Auditorium Armfelt
August 17 11.15
Coffee/Tea 11.00
Cecilia Sahlgren, ÅA and
Olli Carpén, UTU
TuBS Summer School 2011
Cell Dance:
Cell Movement inside out (CS) and
Dance Macabre of Cancer Cells (OC)
August 17.-19   Prof. Timo Hyypiä Virus-cell interactions 2011 Seili
August 18-19   BioCity Turku, TurkuBioNet

The 21th Annual BioCity Symposium

Sep 9-10 9.30-  

BARBEQUE PARTY in Rauhala, September 9, 2011 - organized by TuBS Student Committee

Rauhala, Oriniemi, Hirvensalo
Sep 9 9-17 lectures
17.00 – 19.00   Buffet Dinner
More information:

NEUROSCIENCE FINLAND 2011 - Imaging in Neuroscience: From Molecules to Human Interaction  

Sep 1 12.00 Dr. Ali Hafezi-Moghadam, Harvard University, USA FOS: Lymphangiogenesis and angiogenesis: concurrence and/or dependence? MK
Sep 8 12.00 Prof. Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology, Biology Division, USA FOS: Gene regulatory network guidance of the stem cell to T-cell commitment process Pharmacity, Aud
Sep 16 12.15 Prof. Varda Rotter, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel FOS: The role of p53 in the induction of pluripotent stem cells MK
Oct 6 12.00 Prof. Robert N. Eisenman, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA FOS: The expanding universe of MYC function Pharmacity, Aud
Nov 2 11.15 Petri Auvinen, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki MMS: HPV E5 regulating gene expression MA
Nov 3 12.00 Prof. Lars Engstrand, Swedish Institute for Infectious Diseases Control, Stockholm, Sweden FOS: Biothreaths in Nordic countries; working in biosafety laboratory level 4 MK
Nov 9 11.15 Sampsa Matikainen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki MMS: Innate immune recognition of microbial infection MA
Nov 10 12.00 Prof. Xosé R. Bustelo, Centro de Investigación del Cáncer, University of Salamanca, Spain FOS: Pleiotropic control of cancer growth and metastasis by the Vav oncoprotein family MK
Nov 16 11.15 Marko Kallio, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Medical Biotechnology, Turku MMS: Hec1 as a drug target; VTT-40371 from hit-to-lead compound MA
Nov 17 12.00 Prof. Sakari Kauppinen, Senior Director, microRNA, Santaris Pharma and Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark FOS: Targeting of microRNAs for therapeutics MK
Nov 23 11.15 Jouni Tuomisto, Department of Environmental Health, THL, Kuopio MMS: Shared understanding with open public health data improves decision-making MA
Nov 24 12.00 Prof. Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institute, Sweden FOS: Understanding interactions of engineered nanomaterials with biological systems MK
Nov 30 11.15 Johanna Schleutker, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Genetics, University of Turku MMS: Genetic variants and prostate cancer risk MA
Dec 1 12.00 Prof. Olivier Pertz, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Switzerland FOS: Imaging spatio-temporal signaling to the cytoskeleton during neurite outgrowth in live cells MK
Dec 7 11.15 Patrik Jones, Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Turku MMS: Biological systems for renewable fuel production? The need for fuel and prospects for biology to play a role MA
Dec 8 12.00 Prof. Geert JPL Kops, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands FOS: Regulation of chromosome segregation by mitotic kinases MK
Dec 14 12.00 Turku BioNet The Bionet Seasonal Celebration MK, Logomo
Dec 15 12.00 Prof. Jan Trapman, Department of Pathology, Josephine Nefkens Institute, Erasmus Medical Centre, The Netherlands FOS: ERG and ETV1 fusion genes in prostate cancer MK




Transferable skills courses 2011
(academic writing, presentation, career development etc.) 

Date Time Speaker/Organizer Title Place
weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, and 11 Thursdays 8.30-11.45 Mike Nelson Advanced Academic Writing
Note: the course is fully booked
The Language Centre Multimedia Studio, Room K110, Juslenia
weeks 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12 Thursdays 8.30 -11.45 Mike Nelson Oral Presentation Skills The Language Centre Multimedia Studio, Room K110, Juslenia
Feb 15 -
May 24

14.15-15.45 Prof. Lauri J. Pelliniemi Nanoscopic Imaging in Bio- and Medical Science Electron Microscopy Seminar Room A 503, Building Medisiina A, 5th floor
Feb 18 -
May 25
  Prof. Riitta Suhonen Academic writing for publication Salus lecture room, Sanitas
March 28 and
May 2l
1:15-3:45 pm Turku BioNet Väitöskirjani valmistuu -seminaarisarja/ Final Count down

More information: Sari Iinattiniemi sariin@utu.fi
SH auditorio TYKS 11
23.-24.3 8.15-16.30 Tero Vahlberg Tilastolliset perusanalyysit SAS-ohjelmistolla Biostatistiikan mikroluokka, Sanitas 1 krs
4.-5.5. 8.15-16.30 Tero Vahlberg Tilastolliset perusanalyysit SPSS-ohjelmistolla Biostatistiikan mikroluokka, Sanitas 1 krs
12.-16.5. 8.30 EL Rafael Frias, director, docent Ulla-Marjut Jaakkola Competence on Use and Care of Laboratory Animals 6 ECTS  
Spring 2011   Linnea Linko Miten varmistat tutkimustuloksesi luotettavuuden laboratoriossa?
lisätietoja tai amjohan@utu.fi



Professor Veikko Launis (veikko.launis@utu.fi) is responsible for teaching in bioethics. Self-study material and useful links in bioethics is available in Medica portal http://www.med.utu.fi/medica/kirjaudu/.

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