Fri, 26th OCTOBER, 2018

Ensembl browser workshop

09:00-17:00 University of Turku, Natura building, IT class 420

Dr Astrid Gall, Ensembl Outreach Officer, European Molecular Biology Laboratory – European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

Seating is limited to 30 pre-registered participants. Link to registration

Fri, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2018

14:00-15:00 PharmaCity Auditorium, Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4B, Turku

Henri Xhaard, Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki: “10-year retrospective of the Computational Drug Discovery group at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki”

Host: Tiina Salminen

Coffee at 13:45



Mon, OCTOBER 1st, 2018

13:00-15:00 Alhopuro Auditorium, Medisiina D, Kiinamyllynkatu 10

Pak Yang Chum, Illumina: “BaseSpace Sequence Hub Workshop: An Introduction and Workflow Walkthrough”
BaseSpace Sequence Hub is a genomics cloud computing platform designed to bring simplified data management and analytical sequencing tools directly to investigators in a user-friendly format.

Host: Riikka Lund

Coffee at 12:45

Fri, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2018

14:00-15:00 Agora Auditorium XX, Vesilinnantie 5, 1st floor

Dr. Jarmo Niemi, Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku: “Genome mining for the unknown – identifying biosynthetic genes for C-nucleosides”

Dr. Georgi Belogurov, Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku: “Unraveling the mechanism of RNA polymerase translocation along the DNA”

Coffee served at 13:45.

Thu, SEPTEMBER 13th, 2018

14:00-15:00 Auditorium Biokemi, 3rd floor, Biocity, Tykistökatu 6

Prof. Ramanathan Sowdhamini, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research: “Toll-Interleukin receptor (TIR) domains – from modeling and molecular dynamics perspective”

Host: Mark Johnson

Coffee served at 13:45.

MAY 31st, 2018

14:00-15:00 Agora Auditorium XXI, Vesilinnantie 5, 1st floor

Dr. Laurent Guyon, CEA-Grenoble, Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Grenoble, France: Gene selection and interpretation in large scale datasets: network based approaches, high content screening, mRNAs and microRNAs”

MAY 18th, 2018


Lambda auditorium, ICT-city building (ground floor), Joukahaisenkatu 3-5, Turku (coffee at 09:45)

Adj. Prof. Kalle Parvinen, University of Turku, Department of Mathematics and Statistics: Adaptive dynamics – understanding evolution by natural selection using mathematical modelling.

Assoc. Prof. Anton Zavialov, University of Turku, Joint Biotechnology Laboratory (JBL), Department of Chemistry: Structural basis for Acinetobacter baumannii biofilm formation.

APRIL 20th, 2018
Alpha auditorium, ICT-city building (ground floor), Joukahaisenkatu 3-5, Turku

Single Cell Omics Symposium

APRIL 13th, 2018

PharmaCity Auditorium, Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4B, Turku

Dr. Eugen Czeizler, Åbo Akademi, Computational Biomodelling Laboratory: “Computational Approaches in DNA Algorithmic Self-Assembly”


Dr. Jukka Lehtonen, Åbo Akademi, Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory: “Where is your file? Thoughts on data management”

FEBRUARY 16th, 2018

14:00-15:00 Pharmacity Auditorium

Dr. Xiang-Guo Li, University of Turku, Turku PET Centre, Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory: “Making your drug candidates and drug targets brighter with positron emission tomography (PET) techniques”


Dr. Ulla Pentikäinen, University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine, Pharmacology, Drug Development and Therapeutics: “What goes wrong in diseases: Towards understanding of the molecular mechanism of mitral valve prolapse”

JANUARY 19th, 2018

11:00-12:00 Pharmacity Auditorium,
Dr. Adam S. Wilkins, Institute of Theoretical Biology, Humboldt Universität, Germany: “The unusual face of Homo sapiens and its evolutionary origins”

Hosts: Harri Savilahti and Petter Portin

DECEMBER 8th, 2017
Annual Meeting

OCTOBER 12th, 2017

10.00-11:00 Pharmacity Auditorium
Robert Lyle, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Norway: “Long-term prenatal exposure to paracetamol is associated with DNA methylation differences in children diagnosed with ADHD”
Host: Riikka Lund

OCTOBER 5th, 2017
FOS Seminar: Prof. Antti Poso, University of Kuopio & Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Tübingen in Germany: “From drug design to target selection: developing new anti-cancer and CNS-targeting compounds”. Host: Outi Salo

JUNE 2nd, 2017
10.00-11:00 Pharmacity Auditorium

Prof. Peter James, Turku Centre for Biotechnology: “Modern technologies and their application to the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of breast cancer”.


Ass.Prof. Tapio Pahikkala, Department of Information Technology, University of Turku: “Small data AUC estimation of machine learning methods: Pitfalls and remedies”.

Coffee served at 9:45

MAY 23rd, 2017
11-12 Pharmacity Auditorium.
Docent Miina Ollikainen, University of Helsinki & FIMM: “Unraveling epigenetics and traits of complex diseases using twin approaches”. Host: Riikka Lund.
Coffee served at 11.00

MAY 5th, 2017
12.00-13.00, Pharmacity Auditorium.

Ass. Prof. Filip Ginter, Department of Information Technology, University of Turku: “Turku Natural Language Group: Text Mining of Biomedical Literature… and beyond”.
Ass. Prof. Hongbo Zhang, Drug Development and diagnostics, Åbo Akademi University: “Biological Analysis in Droplets, the Power of Mirofluidics”.

DECEMBER 9th, 2016
CompLifeSci The 1st Annual Meeting 

NOVEMBER 18th, 2016
12.00-13.00, Agora
Prof. Outi Salo-Ahen, Åbo Akademi University“In search of novel antimicrobial agents against multiresistant bacteria – Computer-aided drug design approachesHost: Tiina Salminen
Coffee served at 11.45

OCTOBER 21st, 2016
11.00-12.00, Pharmacity Auditorium

Tapio Lönnberg, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at EMBL-EBI & Visiting Scientist at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK, 09/2016- Senior Scientist at Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku: “Single Cell RNA-sequencing and T cell fate decisions“. Host: Riikka Lund
Coffee served at 10.45

SEPTEMBER 29th, 2016
14.00-15.00, ICT beta lecture room

Jing Tang, PhD, TCSM Group Leader, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Turku: Network-based drug combination discovery for personalized medicine – data integration, model prediction and mechanistic understanding“. Host: Tero Aittokallio
Coffee served at 13.45

AUGUST 25th, 2016
14.00-15.00, Biocity 5th floor BTK seminar room
Prof. Savvas Savvides, VIB Inflammation Research Center & Ghent University, Belgium: Structure, Mechanisms and Antagonism of pro-inflammatory cytokine-receptor complexes”. Host: Tassos Papageorgiou
Coffee served at 13.45