Courses, symposia, and workshops organized by FIMM:
EU-LIFE SiGNATURE COURSE: Building Bridges Autumn 2017: Epigenetics in Clinical and Translational Research
Organized jointly with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) Barcelona, Spain
October 10-11, 2017
Lecture Hall 2, Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland
Registration to open spring 2017.
The Building Bridges symposia series is arranged to bridge clinical and basic/translational research and provide examples of how teams of investigators are working together towards a better understanding of the pathophysiology of disease and improved options for patient treatment and care.
The 6th Building Bridges symposium will highlight how epigenetics research can be leveraged to improve our understanding of health and disease. We set the stage by learning about the basics: What is epigenetics? How can studying epigenetics enable precision medicine? Then, with research-focused talks from clinical and translational researchers, we explore detailed examples of discovery, development, and application in the areas of 1) epigenomics, 2) cell differentiation in disease, and 3) epigenetic modifiers as drug targets. We close the symposium by engaging the public in the future societal applications of epigenetics research.
Course topics include:
Session I: Setting the stage: The basics about epigenetics/Epigenetics and disease
Session II: Epigenomics
Session III: Cell differentiation and epigenetics in disease and therapy
Session IV: Epigenetics and society
Participants: The course is targeted both as an introduction to epigenetics as well as a demonstration of advancements in epigenetics research. As such, the events are open to the entire scientific community. Doctoral candidates wishing to learn about epigenetics, especially in relation to human health and disease, are encouraged to attend.
Organizers: Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG, Barcelona), University of Helsinki Doctoral Programmes in Biomedicine (DPBM), Clinical Research (KLTO), and Population Health (DocPop)
3rd Helsinki Chemical Biology Symposium
13 December 2016
Biomedicum 1, Lecture Hall 2
Organizers: Outi Monni (Research Programs’ Unit), Krister Wennerberg (FIMM), and DPBM doctoral programme
This is the third symposium in the series of Helsinki Chemical Biology symposiums organized before in 2011 and 2013. This year the focus of the symposium is in gene editing, stem cells and disease model systems to study drug response. The symposium includes lectures from invited speakers, a poster session and short presentations selected from abstracts. The course is targeted for PhD students, post docs and senior scientists.
More information and program at www.helisci.fi/hbgs/chemical-systems/
Registration is required by Dec 7th using the registration form at https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/75355/lomake.html
In case you wish to submit an abstract, please submit your abstract no later than Dec 7th. You will be notified on Dec 8th in case your abstract has been selected for a short talk.
FIMM THINK DIFFERENT Seminar Series
The "Think Different" seminar series is organized by PhD students at FIMM. For the series, we invite researchers working on exciting new ideas once a month to give a talk and hopefully encourage the audience to think different.
FIMM-DPBM Seminars 2016 - Perspectives in Molecular Medicine and Reflections on Academic Careers
February 2016 - January 2017, approximately once per month, 10.30-13.00
Biomedicum 2, D307a, Tukholmankatu 8
The FIMM-DPBM seminar course is aimed to explore current, state-of-the-art molecular medicine research as well as provide reflections on academic career paths. The course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn from and engage in discussions with principle investigators. The early courses in autumn 2013 and 2014, introduced doctoral candidates to highly prominent scientists with long, high profile careers including a pioneer in the study of oncogenic Ras mutations, a Nobel Prize recipient for discovery of key cell cycle regulators, a children’s science book writer, a clinician scientist and a German institute director. The 2015 course continued similarly, but added a twist for a leadership career trainer and exploration of the pitfalls in scientific notability. The 2016 course now turns toward home, featuring a lineup of molecular medicine PIs in Finland, giving the opportunity to get to know both the local research and the local researchers better. With this format, we add to the course goals the benefit of building local networks and opening doors for mentorship. The course goals are to 1) expose and engage doctoral candidates in molecular medicine research, 2) provide diverse examples of career paths of successful scientists, 3) foster small group discussions between doctoral candidates and prominent scientists centered on personal career advice, and 4) build local networks and open doors for mentorship.
More information Registration closed.
Resources for finding local, national, and international courses, symposia, and workshops relevant for FIMM:
- Biomedicum Helsinki Seminar Series, Biomedicum 1, Mondays 12-13
- FIMM's THINK DIFFERENT Seminar Series, Biomedicum 1 on selected dates
- Courses offered at the University of Helsinki Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth)
- Courses offered at the DSHealth doctoral programs can be found on each doctoral program's webpage for studies.
- Courses offered throughout Finland: FinBioNet
- EMBL and EMBO research training events
- EMBO Laboratory Management Courses for postdoctoral researchers and group leaders
Recently Completed FIMM Courses:
Building Bridges 2016: Brain Development, Early Vulnerability and Disorders
29-30 September 2016
Biomedicum Helsinki, Haartmaninkatu 8, Lecture Hall 3
You are warmly welcome to participate in the fifth Building Bridges symposium providing an exciting team-oriented look into translational neuroscience. The Building Bridge series is aimed to highlight team efforts among clinicians and biomedical researchers working together towards a better understanding of the pathophysiology of disease and improved options for patient treatment and care.
Organized by the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) and UH Doctoral Programmes in Biomedicine (DPBM), Brain and Mind (B&M), and Clinical Research (KLTO)
Health Lecture Series Spring 2016 - Heart Health
Offered by FIMM and the UH Doctoral Programmes in Biomedicine, Clinical Research, and Population Health for the entire scientific community.
Contact person: Senior Researcher Mari Kaunisto, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)/University of Helsinki
Special Course in Unsupervised Machine Learning: Probabilistic Factor Analysis
17-19 May 2016
University of Helsinki Department of Computer Science, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b, Rooms C222 and B221
ECTS Credits: 2,0 + 1,0
Offered by FIMM and the UH Department of Computer Science
Contact person: Suleiman Khan, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BREEZE Workshop: Bioinformatic Pipeline for High Throughput Screening Data Analysis
15 April 2016
Meeting Room 8-9, Biomedicum 1, Helsinki
ECTS Credits: 1,0
Offered by FIMM and the UH Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine for the entire scientific community.
Contact person: Senior Researcher Jani Saarela, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)/University of Helsinki, email: email@example.com
Combatting neuropsychiatric diseases: From genetics to functional studies
Friday, March 4, 2016, 10-14
Biomedicum Helsinki, Haartmaninkatu 8, Lecture Hall 1
Contact person: Research coordinator Risto Kajanne, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)/University of Helsinki, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIMM-DPBM Seminars 2015 - Perspectives in Molecular Medicine and Reflections on Academic Careers
September 2015-January 2016
First Metabolomics Annual Workshop (MAW-1)
November 19, 2015
Attendees gained basics in different theoretical concepts of metabolomics and also practical knowledge on various aspects of the metabolite analysis using mass spectrometry including data processing and statistical analyses. Download the pdf poster.
Clinical and Molecular Pathology Course
The course focused on recent findings including research highlights and approaches in clinical and molecular pathology.
Building Bridges - Biomarkers in Clinical and Translational Research, the ABCs of Biomarkers
October 6, 2015
The Building Bridges symposia series is arranged to bridge clinical and basic/translational research and provide examples of how teams of investigators are working together to advance personalized medicine approaches. The 4th Building Bridges symposium, organized together with EATRIS, the European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, highlighted how biomarkers are used to improve our understanding of health and disease.