Elias Tillandz prize archive

 Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2017

Maria Georgiadou (on the left), Johanna Lilja, Tero Aittokallio and Teemu Daniel Laajala

In the context of the 28th BioCity Symposium (August 23-24, 2018), the fourteenth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2017 was awarded to:

Justin Guinney, Tao Wang, Teemu D Laajala, Kimberly Kanigel Winner, J Christopher Bare, Elias Chaibub Neto, Suleiman A Khan, Gopal Peddinti, Antti Airola, Tapio Pahikkala, Tuomas Mirtti, Thomas Yu, Brian M Bot, Liji Shen, Kald Abdallah, Thea Norman, Stephen Friend, Gustavo Stolovitzky, Howard Soule, Christopher J Sweeney, Charles J Ryan, Howard  I Scher, Oliver Sartor, Yang Xie, Tero Aittokallio, Fang LizZhou, James C Costello and the Prostate Cancer Challenge DREAM Community:
Prediction of overall survival for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: development of a prognostic model through a crowdsourced challenge with open clinical trial data
Published in The Lancet Oncology

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Johanna Lilja, Thomas Zacharchenko, Maria Georgiadou, Guillaume Jacquemet, Nicola De Franceschi, Emilia Peuhu, Hellyeh Hamidi,  Jeroen Pouwels, Victoria Martens, Fatemeh Hassani Nia, Malte Beifuss, Tobias Boeckers, Hans-Juergen Kreienkamp, Igor L. Barsukov and Johanna Ivaska:
SHANK proteins limit integrin activation by directly interacting with Rap1 and R-Ras
Published in Nature Cell Biology

 

Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2016

In the context of the 27th BioCity Symposium (August 17-18, 2017), the thirteenth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2016 was awarded to:

Pia Rantakari, Norma Jäppinen, Emmi Lokka, Elias Mokkala, Heidi Gerke, Emilia Peuhu, Johanna Ivaska, Kati Elima, Kaisa Auvinen and Marko Salmi:
Fetal liver endothelium regulates the seeding of tissue-resident macrophages.
Published in Nature

Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2015

In the context of the 26th BioCity Symposium (September 1-2, 2016), the twelft Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2015 was awarded to two publications:

Jonna Alanko, AnjaMai, Guillaume Jacquemet, Kristine Schauer, Riina Kaukonen, Markku Saari, Bruno Goud and Johanna Ivaska:
Integrin endosomal signalling suppresses anoikis.
Published in Nature Cell Biology.

Nicola J. Barson, Tutku Aykanat, Kjetil Hindar, Matthew Baranski, Geir H. Bolstad, Peder Fiske, Céleste Jacq, Arne J. Jensen, Susan E. Johnston, Sten Karlsson, Matthew Kent, Thomas Moen, Eero Niemelä, Torfinn Nome, Tor F. Næsje, Panu Orell, Atso Romakkaniemi, Harald Sægrov, Kurt Urdal, Jaakko Erkinaro, Sigbjørn Lien & Craig R. Primmer:
Sex-dependent dominance at a single locus maintains variation in age at maturity in salmon.
Published in Nature.

Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2014

Vice-rector Niklas Sandler (Åbo Akademi University) presented the Elias Tillandz Prize to Professor Lea Sistonen and to Academy of Finland Professor Johanna Ivaska, Associate Professor Ghaffar Muharram and Professor Olli Carpén in the 25th BioCity Symposium, August 27th, 2015. The prize was supported by the Åbo Akademi University Endowment and BioCity Turku.

In the context of the 25th BioCity Symposium (August 27-28, 2015), the eleventh Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2014 was awarded to two publications:

Alexandra N. Elsing, Camilla Aspelin, Johanna K. Björk, Heidi A. Bergman, Samu V. Himanen, Marko J. Kallio, Pia Roos-Mattjus and Lea Sistonen:
Expression of HSF2 decreases in mitosis to enable stress-inducible transcription and cell survival.
Published in the Journal of Cell Biology.

Ghaffar Muharram, Pranshu Sahgal, Taina Korpela, Nicola De Franceschi, Riina Kaukonen, Katherine Clark, David Tulasne, Olli Carpén, Johanna Ivaska:
Tensin-4-dependent MET stabilization is essential for survival and proliferation in carcinoma cells.
Published in Developmental Cell.

Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2013

Vice-rector Kalle-Antti Suominen (University of Turku) presented the Elias Tillandz Prize to Professor Lea Sistonen and to Professor Riitta Lahesmaa in the 24th BioCity Symposium, August 21st, 2014. The prize was supported by the Åbo Akademi University Endowment and BioCity Turku.

In the context of the 24th BioCity Symposium (August 21-22, 2014), the tenth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2013 was awarded to two publications:

David Hawkins, Antti Larjo, Subhash K. Tripathi, Ulrich Wagner, Ying Luu, Tapio Lönnberg, Sunil K. Raghav, Leonard K. Lee, Riikka Lund, Bing Ren, Harri Lähdesmäki and Riitta Lahesmaa
Global Chromatin State Analysis Reveals Lineage-Specific Enhancers during the Initiation of Human T helper 1 and T helper 2 Cell Polarization.
Published in Immunity

Anniina Vihervaara, Christian Sergelius, Jenni Vasara, Malin A.H, Blom, Alexandra N. Elsing, Pia Roos-Mattjus and Lea Sistonen:
Transcriptional response to stress in the dynamic chromatin environment of cycling and mitotic cells.
Published in Proc Natl Acad Sci USA

Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2012

Vice-rector Mikko Hupa (Åbo Akademi University) presented the Elias Tillandz Prize to Professor Riitta Lahesmaa and researcher Pasi Kankaanpää in the 23rd BioCity Symposium, August 15th, 2013. The prize was supported by the Åbo Akademi University Endowment and BioCity Turku.

In the context of the 23rd BioCity Symposium (August 15-16, 2013), the ninth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2012 was awarded to two publications:

Pasi Kankaanpää, Lassi Paavolainen, Silja Tiitta, Mikko Karjalainen, Joacim Päivärinne, Jonna Nieminen, Varpu Marjomäki, Jyrki Heino and Daniel J. White:
BioImageXD: an open, general-purpose and high-throughput image-processing platform.
Published in Nature Methods.

Elisa Närvä, Nelly Rahkonen, Maheswara Reddy Emani, Riikka Lund, Juha-Pekka Pursiheimo, Juuso Nästi, Reija Autio, Omid Rasool, Konstantin Denessiouk, Harri Lähdesmäki,  Anjana Rao and Riitta Lahesmaa:
RNA binding protein L1TD1 interacts with LIN28 via RNA and is required for human embryonic stem cell self-renewal and cancer cell proliferation.
Published in Stem Cells.

Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2011

Rector Kalervo Väänänen (University of Turku) presented the Elias Tillandz Prize to Academy Researcher Eleanor Coffey and Professor Johanna Ivaska in the 22nd BioCity Symposium, August 23rd, 2012. The prize was supported by the Åbo Akademi University Endowment and BioCity Turku.

In the context of the 22nd BioCity Symposium (August 23-24, 2012), the eighth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2011 was awarded to two publications:

Nina Westerlund, Justyna Zdrojewska, Artur Padzik, Emilia Komulainen, Benny Björkblom, Emmy Rannikko,Tanya Tararuk, Cristina Garcia-Frigola, Jouko Sandholm, Laurent Nguyen, Tuula Kallunki, Michael J. Courtney and Eleanor T. Coffey: Phosphorylation of SCG10/stathmin-2 determines multipolar stage exit and neuronal migration rate
Published in Nature Neuroscience

Juha K. Rantala, Jeroen Pouwels, Teijo Pellinen, Stefan Veltel, Petra Laasola, Elina Mattila, Christopher S. Potter, Ted Duffy, John P. Sundberg, Olli  Kallioniemi, Janet A. Askari, Martin J. Humphries, Maddy Parsons, Marko Salmi and Johanna Ivaska:
SHARPIN is an endogenous inhibitor of β1-integrin activation
Published in Nature Cell Biology

Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2010

In the context of the 21st BioCity Symposium (August 18-19, 2011), the seventh Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2010 was awarded to three publications:

Johanna K. Björk, Anton Sandqvist, Alexandra N. Elsing, Noora Kotaja and Lea Sistonen:
miR-18, a Member of Oncomir-1, Targets Heat Shock TranscriptionF2 in Spermatogenesis
Published in Development

Laura L. Elo, Henna Järvenpää, Soile Tuomela, Sunil Raghav, Helena Ahlfors, Kirsti Laurila, Bhawna Gupta, Riikka J. Lund, Johanna Tahvanainen, R. David Hawkins, Matej Orešič, Harri Lähdesmäki, Omid Rasool, Kanury V. Rao, Tero Aittokallio and Riitta Lahesmaa:
Genome-wide Profiling of Interleukin-4 and STAT6 Transcription Factor Regulation of Human Th2 Cell Programming
Published in Immunity

Adolfo Rivero-Müller, Yen-Yin Chou, Inhae Ji, Svetlana Lajic, Aylin C. Hanyaloglu, Kim Jonas, Nafis Rahman, Tae H. Ji and Ilpo Huhtaniemi:
Rescue of Defective G Protein-coupled Receptor Function In Vivo by Intermolecular Cooperation
Published in Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

Chancellor Jarl-thure Eriksson (Åbo Akademi University) presented the Elias Tillandz Prize to Professor Riitta Lahesmaa, Professor Lea Sistonen and Dr. Adolfo Rivero-Müller in the 21st BioCity Symposium, August 18th, 2011. The prize was supported by the Åbo Akademi University Endowment and BioCity Turku.

Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2009

In the context of the 20th BioCity Symposium (August 19-20, 2010), the sixth Elias Tillandz prize was awarded for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2009:

Kirsi A. Virtanen, Martin E. Lidell, Janne Orava, Mikael Heglind, Rickard Westergren, Tarja Niemi, Markku Taittonen, Jukka Laine, Nina-Johanna Savisto, Sven Enerbäck and Pirjo Nuutila:
Functional Brown Adipose Tissue  in Healthy Adults.
Published in New England Journal of Medicine.

Professor Bernard Roizman presented the prize to Dr. Kirsi Virtanen and Professor Pirjo Nuutila. The prize was supported by the Åbo Akademi University Endowment  and BioCity Turku.From left: Dr. Kirsi Virtanen, Professor Pirjo Nuutila and Professor Bernard Roizman.

Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2008

The Keynote speaker of the Symposium, Professor Joan Massagué, presented the prize to Professor Johanna Ivaska.

Teijo Pellinen, Saara Tuomi, Antti Arjonen, Maija Wolf, Henrik Edgren, Hannelore Mayer, Robert Grosse, Thomas Kitzing, Juha K. Rantala, Olli Kallioniemi, Reinhard Fässler, Marko Kallio and Johanna Ivaska:
Integrin Trafficking Regulated by Rab21 Is Necessary for Cytokinesis.
Published in Developmental Cell.

Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2007

The Nobel Laureate, Professor David Baltimore presented the prize to Jukka Westermarck in the 18th BioCity Symposium on August 14th, 2008.

Melissa R. Junttila, Pietri Puustinen, Minna Niemelä, Raija Ahola, Hugh Arnold, Trine Böttzauw, Risto Ala-aho, Christina Nielsen, Johanna Ivaska, Yoichi Taya, Shi-Long Lu, Shujun Lin, Edward K.L. Chan, Xiao-Jing Wang, Reidar Grènman, Juergen Kast, Tuula Kallunki, Rosalie Sears, Veli-Matti Kähäri & Jukka Westermarck:
CIP2A inhibits PP2A in human malignancies. 
Published in Cell.

Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2006

During the 17th BioCity Symposium, August 23rd, 2007, Vice Rector Henrik Saxén (Åbo Akademi University) presents the Elias Tillandz Prize to Professors Sirpa Jalkanen and John Eriksson for a shared article in Nature Cell Biology and Professor Olli Lassila for an article in Immunity.

Mikko Nieminen, Tiina Henttinen, Marika Merinen, Fumiko Marttila-Ichihara, John E. Eriksson, Sirpa Jalkanen:
Vimentin function in lymphocyte adhesion and transcellular migration.
Published in Nature Cell Biology.

Kalle-Pekka Nera, Pekka Kohonen, Elli Narvi, Anne Peippo, Laura Mustonen, Perttu Terho, Kimmo Koskela, Jean-Marie Buerstedde, Olli Lassila:
Loss of Pax5 promotes plasma cell differentiation.
Published in Immunity.

Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2005

During the 17th BioCity Symposium, August 23rd, 2007, Vice Rector Henrik Saxén (Åbo Akademi University) presents the Elias Tillandz Prize to Professors Sirpa Jalkanen and John Eriksson for a shared article in Nature Cell Biology and Professor Olli Lassila for an article in Immunity.

Craig M. Stolen, Fumiko Marttila-Ichihara, Kaisa Koskinen, Gennady G. Yegutkin, Raisa Turja, Petri Bono, Mikael Skurnik, Arno Hänninen, Sirpa Jalkanen and Marko Salmi: Absence of the Endothelial Oxidase AOC3 Leads to Abnormal Leukocyte Traffic In Vivo.
Published in Immunity.

Ville Hietakangas, Julius Anckar, Henri A. Blomster, Mitsuaki Fujimoto, Jorma J. Palvimo, Akira Nakai and Lea Sistonen:
PDSM, a Motif for Phosphorylation-dependent SUMO Modification.
Published in PNAS.

Winners of Elias Tillandz Prize 2004

Chancellor Christofer Taxell (Åbo Akademi University) presents the Elias Tillandz Prize to Professor Eva- Mari Aro (middle) and Dr. Johanna Ivaska in the 15th BioCity Symposium, August 2005. The prize was supported by the Åbo Akademi University Endowment and BioCity Turku.

Elina Mattila, Teijo Pellinen, Jonna Nevo, Karoliina Vuoriluoto, Antti Arjonen and Johanna Ivaska:
Negative regulation of EGFR signalling through integrin-a1b1-mediated activation of protein tyrosine phosphatase TCPTP.
Published in Nature Cell Biology.

Pengpeng Zhang, Natalia Battchikova, Tove Jansen, Jens Appel, Teruo Ogawa and Eva-Mari Aro:
Expression and functional roles of the two distinct NDH-1 complexes and the carbon acquisition complex NdhD3/NdhF3/CupA/SII1735 in Synechocystis sp PCC 6803.
Published in The Plant Cell.