EMBL in Finland

Friday 5 October 2018, 10:00-16:15
Biomedicum 1, Lecture Hall 1, Haartmaninkatu 8, Helsinki

biomedicum

All EMBL staff, alumni, their colleagues and networks are invited to the EMBL in Finland event for an exciting day of science talks and discussions about resources and opportunities at EMBL and in Finland. Connect with current and former EMBL staff, life science researchers and students from across Finland to grow networks, strengthen ties and explore collaborations.

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Programme  
Friday 5 October 2018
Biomedicum 1, Lecture Hall 1, Haartmaninkatu 8, Helsinki
Time Session
10:00-10:30 Arrival, coffee and registration
10:30-10:40

Welcome remarks

  • Marja Makarow, Director, Biocenter Finland, Helsinki
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Postdoc, 1981-1983; EMBL Council Advisor, 1999-2002; EMBL Council Member, 2002-2008; President of EMBC, 2004-2007)
  • Johanna Myllyharju, Scientific Director, Biocenter Oulu and Professor, University of Oulu
    (EMBL Council Member, 2016-Present)
10:40-12:20

Session 1: EMBL and EMBO opportunities and resources

Chair: Johanna Myllyharju, Scientific Director, Biocenter Oulu and Professor, University of Oulu (EMBL Council Member, 2016-Present)

  • Rainer Pepperkok, Head of Core Facilities, Head of Advanced Light Microscopy Core Facility, Team Leader and Senior Scientist, EMBL, Heidelberg
  • Kai Simons, Chief Executive Officer, Lipotype, Dresden
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Head of Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, 1975-2000; EMBO Council Member, 2004-2009)
  • Tomi Määtä, Predoc, EMBL, Heidelberg
  • Howy Jacobs, Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Tampere
12:20-13:20 Lunch and discussion with speakers
13:20-14:30

Session 2: Collaboration opportunities and research infrastructures

Panel chair: Merja Särkioja, Senior Science Adviser, Academy of Finland, Helsinki

  • Riitta Maijala, Vice President for Research, Academy of Finland, Helsinki
    (EMBL Council Member, 2008-2012)
  • Mark Daly, Director, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki
  • Tommi Nyrönen, Project Director and Head of ELIXIR Finland Node, IT Center for Science (CSC), Espoo
    (EMBL-EBI, Visiting Scientist, 2011-2012)
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:00

Session 3: EMBL alumni in Finland

Chair: Eero Vuorio, Professor Emeritus, University of Turku (EMBL Council Member, 2000-2002; EMBL Council Advisor, 2003-2013; EMBL Council Chair 2003-2006, 2010-2012)

  • Elina Ikonen, Academy Professor, University of Helsinki
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Postdoc, 1992-1996)
  • Pekka Lappalainen, Group Leader, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Predoc, 1991-1995)
  • Sarah Butcher, Professor, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and HiLIFE Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Predoc, 1991-1995 and Postdoc, 1996)
  • André Juffer, Biocomputing Coordinator, Biocenter Oulu and Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Oulu
    (EMBL Heidelberg, Postdoc, 1992-1996)
16:00-16:15

Closing remarks

  • Mehrnoosh Rayner, Head of Alumni Relations, EMBL, Heidelberg
16:15 onwards Drinks reception