FIMM Think Different Seminars
The "Think Different" seminar series is organized by doctoral students at FIMM. For the series, researchers working on exciting new ideas are invited once a month to give a talk and hopefully encourage the audience to think different.
January 10, 2019
Dr. Kai Kaila, Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme, University of Helsinki, Finland
14:00-15:00, Lecture hall 3
Topic: "What’s wrong with the diseased brain?"
May 15, 2018
Dr. Wolfgang Sommergruber, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cancer Cell Signaling unit, Vienna, Austria
09:30-10:30, Lecture hall 2
Topic: "Tumor-stroma interaction and immune modulation"
March 29, 2018
Dr. Guillaume Lettre, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Canada
10:00-11:00, Lecture hall 3
Topic: "Blood cell genetics - an entry point into the ethology of multiple human diseases"
March 9, 2017
Dr. Manuel A. Rivas, School of Medicine at Stanford University, USA
10:00-11:00, Lecture hall 3
Topic: "Models, Tools, and Resources for genomic studies of diseases and other phenotypes across population biobanks and case-control studies"
February 9, 2016
Dr. Stephen Montgomery, School of Medicine at Stanford University, USA
10:00-11:00, Lecture hall 2
Topic: "Rare non-coding variants in individuals, families and populations"
October 9, 2015
Dr. Brendan Battersby, University of Helsinki, Finland
15:00-16:00, Lecture hall 3
Topic: "What makes a scientific breakthrough?"
September 21, 2015
Dr. Sreenivas Chavali
Postdoctoral researcher in Madan Babu's lab at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Topic: "When nature stammers: Function, regulation and evolution of repeat containing proteins"
10:00-10:45, Seminar hall 3
August 24, 2015
Prof. Mark Daly, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Topic: "On research at Broad"
Dr. Roman Jerala, Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Topic: "Designable modularity in synthetic biology: from design of cellular gene circuits to new protein folds"
February 2, 2015
Dr. Caroline Dive, Professor of Pharmacology at Manchester University and Senior Group Leader at the University's Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, UK
Topic: ‘What use are circulating tumour cells in cancer research? Biomarkers? Biology? Tumour heterogeneity? Mouse models?’
The following seminars were held in 2014:
Dr. Sebastian Nijman, CeMM Principal investigator, CeMM Research center for Molecular Medicine, Vienna
Followed by 10min Student talk by Khalid Saeed (Group Olli Kallioniemi)
Topic: ‘Androgen receptor interacting protein HSPBAP1 facilitates growth of prostate cancer cells in androgen-deficient conditions’
Dr. Hadi Valadi, Gothenburg University
"Exosomes shuttle RNA between cells, a potential vector for delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids to cells"
Followed by 10min short talk by Maija Puhka with the title "Isolation and characterization of extracellular vesicles in Helsinki urological biobank".
FiDiPro Fellow Dr. Peter Horvath, ETH Zürich in Switzerland
"Life beyond the pixels: image analysis and machine learning methods for high-content imaging “
Followed by a short talk by Sami Blom on ''Multiplexed immunohistochemistry - a tool for tumor mapping".
Holger Lerche, the Hertie-Institut for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen, Germany
"Mechanisms and therapeutic perspectives of genetic epilepsies and related disorders "
Followed by a short talk by Mikko Muona from Aarno Palotie’s group at FIMM on the topic "Exome sequencing in progressive myoclonus epilepsies".
October 30, 2014
Dr. Joe Pickrell, New York Genome Center
"Statistical and Population Genomics"
Followed by a Student talk by Himanshu Chheda (Group Ripatti) about whole-genome sequencing.