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The FIMMsights blog is a forum where all FIMM staff members can share their views and expertise on topics within the scope of FIMM’s activities. The blog delivers a mix of scientific news, personal day-to-day work experiences, opinions and perspectives on research and technology, training and research funding and policy.

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20.11.2017 | Shabbeer Hassan

As a PhD student working on Finnish population genomics I am quite fascinated by how researchers have begun to integrate population genomics and modern medicine. In a series of articles, I would like to share my views on the future of healthcare i.e., genomic medicine.

20.04.2017 | Lea Urpa

In this age of alternative facts, we can all agree that communicating science clearly and correctly is important. But when we say science communication, what do we mean?

14.12.2016 | Elina Parri

Some PhD students consider seeking a career in academia that follows a traditional scientific career path: after the PhD a postdoctoral position(s) (possibly abroad) follows, and subsequently, if l

30.11.2016 | Tiina Vesterinen

I have had the privilege to follow the development of Finnish biobanking for almost eight years.

04.11.2016 | Tero Aittokallio

A provocative study some time ago reported poor consistency in high-throughput drug response measurements, leading to broad concerns about the reproducibility of phenotypic drug screening, and

21.09.2016 | Emmy Verschuren

As scientists, we seek out the edge of the unknown, and learn to surf it. An urge for new insights wakes us in the morning, and curiosity drives us.

31.08.2016 | Janna Saarela

Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have revolutionized our capability to analyze the human genome, not only in research projects, but also to aid diagnostics and clinical patient care.

14.06.2016 | Vilja Pietiäinen

This spring, around 30 students in seven multidisciplinary teams aimed to solve some future health care challenges, provided for the BM innovation project by both public and private sector acto

The postdoctoral research period is one rich in scientific growth and discovery.

Last updated: 05.10.2016 - 13:55


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