LIFESPAN Seminar Series spring 2019

Coffee at 12 o’clock
Seminar 12.15 if not otherwise stated (45 minutes + discussion)


March 20th
at 10-12:30, Pha1 auditorium

Lifespan Minisymposium
Prof. Janne Lehtiö, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sverige
Prof. Lennart Martens, VIB, Flanders, Netherlands

Host: Laura Elo ( )
Coffee and cookies will be served at 10 am
No registration is required.


April 4th
at 8:55, Viking Line m/s Grace

Baltic Sea Bone Symposium

Organised by: Finnish Bone Society / LIFESPAN Research Program

Invited speakers:
Docent Sara Windahl, Karolinska Institut, Stockholm: “Bone responses to load”
Docent Terhi Heino, University of Turku
Docent Joonas Sirola, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio: “Bone fracture prevention study”
Docent Tuomas Näreoja, Karolinska Institut, Stockholm

BBS Symposium 2019 Program

BBS BoneSymposium2019 Invitation


April 5th
at 10:00, Pha1 auditorium, Pharmacity

Professor Lukas Käll, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden: “Machine learning methods for the interpretation of label-free proteomics data”

Host: Laura Elo ( )
Coffee and cookies will be served at 9:45.

April 29th
at 10:00-14:00, Pha1 auditorium

Minisymposium: All you need to know about the assesment of insulin secretion and action

Andrea Mari,  Institute of Neuroscience, National Research Council, Padua, Italy: “Assessment of beta cell function in vivo”
Patricia Iozzo, Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy: “Insulin sensitivity and PET imaging”
Miikka Honka, University of Turku: “How to measure whole body insulin sensitivity”
Kumail Motiani, University of Turku: “Exercise and insulin sensitivity”
Maarit Koskinen, University of Turku: “Early changes in beta cell function prior to type 1 diabetes”
Eleni Rebelos, University of Turku: “Novel findings on beta cell function from Turku PET Centre”

Host: Professor Pirjo Nuutila ( )
Coffee and cookies will be served at 10:00

Finnish Association for the Study of Obesity and Lifespan Research Programme Joint Spring Seminar


May 14th
at 9:00-16:00

Obesity research in Turku:
Multifaceted research approaches to understand the multifaceted disease

Breakfast and demonstration of research possibilities at Flavoria at 9.00-9.50, Medisiina building, Kiinamyllynkatu 10
Session I 10:00-11:50, Lecture hall Janus, Kaivokatu 12
Session II 13:30-16:00, Lecture hall Janus, Kaivokatu 12

Registration is closed.

FASO Lifespan Seminar full program


May 27th
at 13:15-14:00, Säätiö auditorium, Medisiina D

Associate professor Harri Lähdesmäki, Aalto University: Interpretable and probabilistic non-parametric analysis of longitudinal biomedical data”

Host: Riitta Lahesmaa ( )
Coffee and cookies will be served at 13:00.


June 4th
at 12:00-15:00, Pha1 auditorium, Pharmacity

Lifespan special seminar: Power of communication for researchers

Tilda Junko, MA, Communications Coordinator, University of Turku: “Effective communication through university channels”
Reijo Laatikainen, PhD, MBA, Aava medical centre and Docrates cancer centre in Helsinki, Finland: “Science communication through social media”

Host: Kirsi Laitinen ( )
Coffee/tea & snack is served at 13.30

Power of communication for researchers full programme

Please register to the seminar latest on 31st May, and send your questions for presenters at:


June 6th
at 10:00-13:00, Pha1 auditorium, Pharmacity

Minisymposium: From genetic studies to understanding autoimmune diseases

Cisca Wijmenga, University of, Groningen, Netherlands: “Of man and microbes: the power of population-based cohort studies”
Sebo Withoff, University of, Groningen, Netherlands: “Celiac Disease on a Chip”
Iris Jonkers, University of Groningen, Netherlands: “Coeliac disease as a model for genetic disorders”

Host: Academy of Finland Professor Riitta Lahesmaa ( )
Note the timing! Minisymposium starts at 10.00!
No registration is required.

See full program here.