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Guzmán C, Solman M, Abankwa D. Nanoclustering and heterogeneous membrane diffusion of Ras studied by FRAP and RICS analysis. Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1120:307-26. Pubmed

Papageorgiou AC & Mattsson J. Protein structure validation and analysis with x-ray crystallography. Methods Mol Biol. 2014; 1129:397-421. Pubmed

Sjöqvist M, Antfolk D, Ferraris S, Rraklli V, Haga C, Antila C, Mutvei A, Imanishi SY, Holmberg J, Jin S, Eriksson JE, Lendahl U, Sahlgren C. PKCζ regulates Notch receptor routing and activity in a Notch signaling-dependent manner. Cell Res. 2014 Mar 25 [Epub ahead of print]. Pubmed

Roncagalli R, Hauri S, Fiore F, Liang Y, Chen Z, Sansoni A, Kanduri K, Joly R, Malzac A, Lähdesmäki H, Lahesmaa R, Yamasaki S, Saito T, Malissen M, Aebersold R, Gstaiger M, Malissen B. Quantitative proteomics analysis of signalosome dynamics in primary T cells identifies the surface receptor CD6 as a Lat adaptor-independent TCR signaling hub. Nat Immunol. 2014 Apr;15(4):384-92. Pubmed

Hämäläinen S, Nurminen N, Ahlfors H, Oikarinen S, Sioofy-Khojine AB, Frisk G,
Oberste MS, Lahesmaa R, Pesu M, Hyöty H. Coxsackievirus B1 reveals strain specific differences in plasmacytoid dendritic cell mediated immunogenicity. J Med Virol. 2014 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed

Munukka E, Pekkala S, Wiklund P, Rasool O, Borra R, Kong L, Ojanen X, Cheng SM, Roos C, Tuomela S, Alen M, Lahesmaa R, Cheng S. Gut-adipose tissue axis in hepatic fat accumulation in humans. J Hepatol. 2014 Mar 5. pii: S0168-8278(14)00128-7. [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed

Noisa P, Lund C, Kanduri K, Lund R, Lähdesmäki H, Lahesmaa R, Lundin K,
Chokechuwattanalert H, Otonkoski T, Tuuri T, Raivio T. Notch signaling regulates neural crest differentiation from human pluripotent
stem cells. J Cell Sci. 2014 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed

Kannaste O, Suomi T, Salmi J, Uusipaikka E, Nevalainen O, Corthals GL. Cross-correlation of spectral count ranking to validate quantitative proteome measurements. J Proteome Res. 2014 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed

Araújo JE, Oliveira EJ, Kouvonen P, Corthals GL, Lodeiro C, Santos HM, Capelo JL. A journey through PROTEOSONICS. In Press PubMed

Guzmán C, Bagga M, Kaur A, Westermarck J, Abankwa D. ColonyAreaw: An ImageJ plugin to automatically quantify colony formation in clonogenic assays. In press, PLoS One.

Guzmán C, Solman M, Ligabue A, Blazevitš O, Andrade DM, Reymond L, Eggeling C, Abankwa D. The efficacy of Raf kinase recruitment to the GTPase H-ras depends on H-ras membrane conformer specific nanoclustering. "Paper of the week". J Biol Chem. 2014 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed  Press Release

Zhou Q, Yang D, Ombrello AK, Zavialov AV, Toro C, Zavialov AV, Stone DL, Chae JJ, Rosenzweig SD, Bishop K, Barron KS, Kuehn HS, Hoffmann P, Negro A, Tsai WL, Cowen EW, Pei W, Milner JD, Silvin C, Heller T, Chin DT, Patronas NJ, Barber JS, Lee CC, Wood GM, Ling A, Kelly SJ, Kleiner DE, Mullikin JC, Ganson NJ, Kong HH, Hambleton S, Candotti F, Quezado MM, Calvo KR, Alao H, Barham BK, Jones A, Meschia JF, Worrall BB, Kasner SE, Rich SS, Goldbach-Mansky R, Abinun M, Chalom E, Gotte AC, Punaro M, Pascual V, Verbsky JW, Torgerson TR, Singer NG, Gershon TR, Ozen S, Karadag O, Fleisher TA, Remmers EF, Burgess SM, Moir SL, Gadina M, Sood R, Hershfield MS, Boehm M, Kastner DL, Aksentijevich I. Early-Onset Stroke and Vasculopathy Associated with Mutations in ADA2. N Engl J Med. 2014 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed

Kallionpää H, Elo LL, Laajala E, Mykkänen J, Ricaño-Ponce I, Vaarma M, Laajala TD, Hyöty H, Ilonen J, Veijola R, Simell T, Wijmenga C, Knip M, Lähdesmäki H, Simell O, Lahesmaa R. Innate immune activity is detected prior to seroconversion in children with HLA-conferred type 1 diabetes susceptibility. Diabetes. 2014 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed

Zhang J, Niemelä M, Westermarck J, Rosenholm JM. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles with redox-responsive surface linkers for charge-reversible loading and release of short oligonucleotides. Dalton Trans. 2014 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed

Lehtimäki S, Lahesmaa R. Regulatory T Cells Control Immune Responses through Their Non-Redundant Tissue Specific Features. Front Immunol. 2013 Sep 23;4:294. Review. Pubmed

Zdrojewska, J., Coffey, E.T. The Impact of JNK on Neuronal Migration. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2014;800:37-57. Pubmed

Finn R, Ahmad T, Coffey ET, Brayden DJ, Baird AW, Boyd A. Translocation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus across an in vitro M cell model. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2013 Nov 5. doi: 10.1111/1574-6968.12323. Pubmed

Elo LL and Schwikowski B. Analysis of Time-Resolved Gene Expression Measurements Across Individuals. PLoS ONE 8(12): e82340, 2013.

Tuomela S, Lahesmaa R.. Early T helper cell programming of gene expression in human. Semin Immunol. 2013 Nov 15;25(4):282-90. Pubmed

McDonnell LA, Walch A, Stoeckli M, Corthals GL. MSiMass List: A Public Database of Identifications for Protein MALDI MSI. J Proteome Res. 2013 Dec 6. Pubmed

Haikarainen T, Frioux C, Zhnag LQ, Li DC & Papageorgiou AC. Crystal structure and biochemical characterization of a manganese superoxide dismutase from Chaetomium thermophilum. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Dec 3. Pubmed

Dominique Böcking, Oliver Wiltschka, Jenni Niinimäki, Hussein Shokry, Rolf Brenner, Mika Lindén and Cecilia Sahlgren. Mesoporous silica nanoparticle-based substrates for cell directed delivery of Notch signalling modulators to control myoblast differentiation. Nanoscale 2014 Advanced article.

Seyednasrollah F, Laiho A, Elo LL. Comparison of software packages for detecting differential expression in RNA-seq studies. Briefings in Bioinformatics 2013.

Närvä E, Pursiheimo JP, Laiho A, Rahkonen N, Emani MR, Viitala M, Laurila K, Sahla R, Lund R, Lähdesmäki H, Jaakkola P, Lahesmaa R. Continuous Hypoxic Culturing of Human embryonic Stem Cells Enhances SSEA-3 and MYC Levels. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 13;8(11):e78847. Pubmed

Sainio A, Nyman M, Lund R, Vuorikoski S, Boström P, Laato M, Boström PJ, Järveläinen H. Lack of decorin expression by human bladder cancer cells offers new tools in the therapy of urothelial malignancies. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 11;8(10):e76190. Pubmed

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Awarded PhDs 2013

Minna Kyläniemi, University of Turku, 4th of October, 2013:
Regulation of lymphocyte response in vitro and in vivo

Nelly Rahkonen, University of Turku, 13th of September, 2013:
Regulation of self-renewal and detection of karyotypic changes of pluripotent human embryonic stem cells

Saima Ferraris, Åbo Akademi University, 13th of August, 2013:
Cellular responses to stress and kinase signaling activation : apoptosis and differentiation

Soile Tuomela,  University of Turku, 26th of April, 2013:
System-level characterization of Th2 cell development and immune
cell responses to ZnO and TiO2 nanoparticles.

Mari Björkman, University of Turku, 1st of March, 2013:
Identification of Epigenetic Targets in Prostate Cancer for
Therapeutic Development

Artur Padzik, Åbo Akademi University, 11th of February 2013:
JNK, a versatile regulator of kinesin-1 transport and cytoskeleton dynamics

Gunilla Högnäs, University of Turku, 8th of February, 2013:
Integrins in Tumorigenesis and Cancer Cell Invasion

Tapio Lönnberg, University of Turku, 26th of October, 2012:
System-wide approaches to uncover Th2 cell lineage commitment

Elisa Närvä, University of Turku, 19th of October, 2012:
Pluripotency and genetic stability of human pluripotent stem cells

Krista Rantanen, University of Turku, 12th of October, 2012:
The Dual Role of HIF Hydroxylase PHD3 in Cancer Cell Survival



Lost In Imaging Seminar

Multicolour (>6) flow cytometry
Wednesday, April 23 at 14:00
Turku Center for Biotechnology seminar room, BioCity B stairs, 5th floor

Micromedicum seminars

Jarkko J Saarinen :
Antibacterial properties of nanoparticles
Wednesday, April 30 at 11:15
Auditorium of Microbiological Institute, Kiinamyllynkatu 13


Several speakers:
FinnBrain minisymposium: Neurobiology of Stress and Parenting
Monday, May 5 at 12:30
Brahea, Data City (A), 2nd floor


Post-Doc Position in Field of Cancer Research

We are searching for a talented scientist with a Ph.D diploma and strong publication track record. Extensive hands-on experience from the fields of cell / cancer biology and/or miRNA research is a must. Competences in cloning, microscopy, bio-informatics and/or translational research are highly valued.

New Personnel

Varidaki Artemis

Graduate Student
Coffey Eleanor - Kinase Function in Brain

Plouzennec Gaetan

Undergraduate Student
Papageorgiou Tassos - Protein Crystallography

Eerola Risto

Undergraduate Student
Microarray and Sequencing

Konki Mikko

Undergraduate Student
Microarray and Sequencing

Santos Alfredo Rafael

Undergraduate Student
Elo Laura - Computational Biomedicine

Mahmoudian Mehrad

Undergraduate Student
Elo Laura - Computational Biomedicine

Singaravelu Kalaimathy

Graduate Student
Elo Laura - Computational Biomedicine