Description of the Biocity Student Symposium

The Biocity student symposium 2018 “Just see it!” is the event prior to the annual Biocity symposium, which is aimed for PhD students and is dedicated this year to a broad range of fundamental biological research and clinical imaging techniques. To be an early career investigator means to meet obstacles and doubts on almost every day basis. During the one-day event students have the opportunity to obtain some unique recipes and hints from successful scientists to illuminate complicated life in science and become motivated at their paths. “Just see it” will also aim to trigger the social activities and collaboration between local young scientists by having exciting social events including scientific speed dating and pitching competition. There will be surprise prizes for the lucky winners of the competition. See you at the student symposium!

8:30-9:00 Registration: Coffee, Tea & Sandwiches
Session 1 (chair Susanne Vainio)
9:00-9:15 Welcoming words (John Eriksson)
9:15-10:00 Masayuki Miyasaka: "Failure is not a lost chance if something can be learned from it"
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45 Jetro Tuulari: "Imaging the dynamic brain"
10:45-11:45 Scientific Speed Dating
11:45-12:45 Lunch (own cost)
Session 2 (chair Elnaz Fazeli)
12:45-13:15 Eija Jokitalo: "3D-EM applications of cells and tissues"
13:15-13:45 Guillaume Jacquemet: "Imaging cancer cell invasion"
13:45-14:00 Coffee Break
14:00-16:00 Pitching Competition. Host: Lauri Falck
18:00-23:00 Dinner and Socializing Event in "Kupittaan Paviljonki"
Download the poster/programme of the symposium

VENUE: PharmaCity, Auditorium 1 (Itäinen Pitkäkatu,4 )

Scientific interest of Dr. Miyasaka lies in the area of development of new methods in treatment of immune-related diseases such as cancer. Physiological recruitment of lymphocytes and dendritic cells from the body into secondary lymphoid tissues as well as functions and regulation of intercellular adhesion molecules and chemokines outline the specific area of in interest of Dr. Miyasaka.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Junior group leader at FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Turku. The topics of his interest are brain's functional and structural development, hedonic brain processing and early biomarkers for obesity and future health.

Research Director of the Electron Microscopy Unit in the Institute of Biotechnology (Helsinki). Electron Microscopy Unit belongs to Euro-BioImaging Advanced Light Microcopy Finnish Node and provides technology services on advanced electron microscopy techniques.

Guillaume Jacquemet is a Postdoctoral researcher, Centre for Biotechnology (Turku Centre for Biotechnology), a group member of Ivaska Lab

Come and join us for a fun social activity where you will get to know each other and make new friends. You can meet and speak with other young scientists, get to know about their expertise, discuss possible collaboration and enlarge your network!

The aim of the competition is to encourage students to work together in groups of 5 and create an idea for a biobusiness. All participants of the seminar are encouraged to take part in this fun event. There will be surprise gifts for the lucky winners!


Registration for the student symposium is open SEPARATELY from Biocity Symposium "Seeing Invisible", the deadline for registration is August 9th 2018. Welcome!

You can register for the student symposium HERE




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