LIFESPAN Seminar Series autumn 2018

Coffee at 12 o’clock
Seminar 12.15 (45 minutes + discussion)

September 6th
at 12.30-16.00, Pha1 auditorium

Lifespan symposium: How to succeed in international grant calls?
Programme: Lifespan Grant Seminar
Host: Kirsi Laitinen
Registration at:
Note the timing! Symposium starts at 12.30!


September 20th
13-15, Arje Scheinin auditorium, Dentalia, Turku

Prof. Wayne D. Tilley, Adelaide Medical School, Adelaide, Australia: Towards improved treatment of breast and prostate cancer: novel strategies to target sex hormone receptors

Dr. Theresa E. Hickey, Adelaide Medical School, Adelaide, Australia: The Pas de Deux of Androgen and Estrogen Receptors in Breast Development and Cancer

Contact person: Prof. Pirkko Härkönen
Note the timing! Symposium starts at 13.00!


October 2nd
10-12.15, Osmo Järvi Auditorium, Medisiina C, 1st floor, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, Turku

Minisymposium: Regulation of gene expression

Prof. Martin Frith, AIST, Japan
: Explaining the correlations among properties of mammalian promoters

Prof. Jussi Taipale, University of Cambridge, UK
: Genome-wide analysis of protein-DNA interactions

Host: Laura Elo (

Note the timing! Coffee at 9.45 and seminar starts at 10 o’clock.


October 9th
10-11,  Reseptori lecture hall (8th floor), Medisiina D, Kiinanmyllynkatu 10, Turku

Prof. Claire Edwards, University of Oxford: ”The role of the bone microenvironment in cancer-induced bone disease”

Note the timing! Coffee sponsored by Aurexel Life Sciences at 9.45 am

Host: Johanna Tuomela ( )


October 9th
12-13,  Säätiö Lecture room, Medisiina D, Kiinanmyllynkatu 10, Turku

Prof. Ole N. Jensen, Dept. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DK: ”Studies of post-translational modifications by mass spectrometry reveal histone proteoform dynamics”

Coffee and cookies at 12.00

Host: Riitta Lahesmaa ( )

November 6th
12-13,  Pha1 Auditorium, Pharmacity, Turku

Dr. Saila Koivusalo, Gestational Diabetes Project, Department of Obstetrics and Gynegology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital: “Heterognous gestational diabetes and other findings from recent studies”

Coffee and cookies at 12.00

Host: Kirsi Laitinen ( )

December 4th
12-13, Alhopuro, Medisiina D, Kiinanmyllynkatu 10, Turku

Dr. Sorin Tunaru, Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany: “GPCR-mediated biological effects of hydroxylated arachidonic acid (HETE) metabolites”

Coffee and cookies at 11.45

Host: Jukka Kero ( )


December 14th
12:15-14:15, U Hospital, Lecture hall, 12th floor (Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8, building 3A)

Lifespan minisymposium: “The Journey of PET Imaging”

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Anna-Liisa Brownell, PhD Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston: “From Man to Mouse to Man – Journey of PET Imaging”

Mirkka Sarparanta, PhD, Academy Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki: “Multimodality and Pretargeted Imaging Probes for Oncological Applications”

Pekka Poutiainen, PhD, Radiochemist, Kuopio University Hospital: “Modern Radiopharmacy – Dancing with Research & GMP & Quantitative PET”

Coffee break at 13:15