Programme Spring 2018

Thursdays at 12.00  in Presidentti auditorium, Mauno Conference Center, BioCity, Tykistökatu 6, unless otherwise stated


January 25th
Prof. Robert Grosse, University of Marburg, Germany
Life with nuclear actin filaments: from nuclear growth to chromatin dynamics
Host: Johanna Ivaska


February 1st
Associate Prof. Björn Högberg, Karolinska Institute, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm, Sweden
DNA origami deciphers receptor signalling
Host: Cecilia Sahlgren

February 15th
Prof. Julio Aguirre-Ghiso
, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Tisch Cancer Institute, New York, USA
Mechanisms of cancer cell dormancy and its impact on the paradigm of metastasis development
Host: Johanna Ivaska


March 8th
Prof. Dieter Kabelitz, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel and Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
gd T-cells: An immune cell population at the cross-road of innate and adaptive immunity
Host: Jorma Määttä

March 15th
In ALPHA auditorium, ICT building, Lemminkäisenkatu 3-5
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schamel
, Institute of Biology III (Molecular Immunology) and BIOSS Centre for Biological Signaling Studies, University of Freiburg, Centre of Chronic Immunodeficiency, University Medical Centre Freiburg, Germany
Using Optogenetics to Study the Dynamics of TCR Signaling
Host: Riita Lahesmaa

March 22nd
Prof. Søren K. Moestrup, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark
Specific targeting of macrophages in anti-inflammatory therapy – from molecular discoveries to animal studies
Host: Sirpa Jalkanen


April 5th
Dr. Mohamed Bentires-Alj, Department of Biomedicine (DBM), University of Basel, Switzerland
Breast tumor heterogeneity, resistance and metastasis
Host: Srikar Nagelli

April 12th
Prof. Hongquan Zhang, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology and Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Tumor Biology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking University Health Science Center, Peking, China
Integrin-interacting proteins Kindlins: biology and related diseases
Host: Jyrki Heino

April 19th
CHANGE: Dr. Rafael Casellas,
Genomics and Immunity division, NIAMS, NIH, US
How nuclear structure regulates transcription
Host: Subhash K. Tripathi


May 3rd
Prof. Gordon G. Wallace, ARC Centre of Excellenxe for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
3D bioprinting- printing parts for bodies
Host: Stefan Willför

May 17th
Dr. Marc Mendillo, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Exploring and exploiting the stress phenotype of cancer
Host: Alejandro Da Silva

May 24th
Dr. Robert D. White, Regional Newborn Program, Pediatrix Medical Group, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN, USA
Building babies’ brains – are we using the right tools?
Host: Liisa Lehtonen

May 31st
Prof. Usha Menon, Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre, Department of Women’s Cancer, Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, London, UK
Biomarkers for screening and differential diagnosis of ovarian cancer
Host: Kaisa Huhtinen