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Miljoonarahoitus aivosyövän uuden hoitostrategian kehittämiseen
Jane ja Aatos Erkon Säätiö on myöntänyt lähes miljoonan euron rahoituksen Turun ja Helsingin yliopistojen yhteiselle tutkijaryhmälle, joka pyrkii ratkaisemaan aivosyövän hoidon haasteita. Onnistuessaan hanke loisi mahdollisuudet merkittäviin läpimurtoihin syöpähoidoissa. Työryhmän johtaja Turun yliopiston professori Jukka Westermarck on yksi johtavista tämän tyyppisten syöpään vaikuttavien mekanismien tutkijoista. Westermarck työskentelee Turun Biotekniikan keskuksessa.

Johanna Ivaskasta Akatemiaprofessori
Suomen Akatemia myönsi viisivuotisen akatemiaprofessuurin molekulaarisen solubiologian professori Johanna Ivaskalle.

Recently Awarded PhDs

Tomoko Asaoka, Åbo Akademi University, 13th of December 2013: Regulation of cell fate by c-FLIP phosphorylation

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

Anni Laine, University of Turku, 14th of June 2013, The role of an oncoprotein CIP2A in breast cancer.

Antti Arjonen, University of Turku, 14th of June 2013, Integrins on the move.

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



Special Seminar

Susanna Fagerholm :
Beta2-integrins in health and disease
Wednesday, October 1 at 13:00
Mauno Conference Center, Minister lecture room, BioCity, Turku

CREDE Seminar

Professor Wayne Tilley:
Genomic Actions of Androgen Receptor in Breast Cancer
Thursday, October 2 at 12:00
Lecture hall Externum, Medisiina, Kiinamyllynkatu 10

FMSC Seminar

Several speakers:
Next-generation Sequencing Technology User Seminar
Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00 - 16:00
Mauno Conference Center, Minister lecture room, BioCity, Turku


Post-doctoral position

in RNAi therapy cancer research is available in the laboratory of Professor Jukka Westermarck at the Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland. The position must be applied by the 5th of October, 2014.

Post-doctoral position

in epigenome bioinformatics is available in the laboratory of David Hawkins at the Centre for Biotechnology. The position must be applied by the 19th of October, 2014.

New Personnel

Neppala Pushpa

Under Graduate
Westermarck Jukka - Cancer Cell Signaling