Training Collaborations and Networks

In research training, FIMM collaborates with multiple partners and participates in various networks.  These interactions are key to enhancing diversity, multidisciplinarity, and creativity in FIMM's resaerch areas.

Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine

Recruitment through the FIMM-EMBL International PhD in Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics begins as a joint, open, and international call from the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Opportunities for research and training exchanges within the Partnership are excellent with financial support from Nordforsk.


EU-LIFE is an alliance of 13 top research centers in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence.  Six working groups focus on the areas of translational research, grants and funding strategies, science communication, recruitment and training, information technology, and technology transfer.  Together the working groups and the strategy group of institute directors determine and carry out the activities of the network.




EI3POD is a Marie Curie Sklodowska COFUNDED postdoctoral fellowship program at the EMBL.  The fellowship and training program builds on the success of the previous interdisciplinary postdoctoral program at the EMBL (EIPOD).  EI3POD comprises three career modules:  Interdisciplinary, International (Inter-institutional), and Intersectoral, which consititute the three I's.  FIMM participates as a member of the network of institutionalized parternships, with the option of hosting collaborative projects with the EMBL.  The EI3POD program runs 2015-2020.


University of Helsinki Doctoral School in Health Science and Doctoral Programs

In doctoral training, FIMM collaborates with the University of Helsinki Doctoral School in Health Sciences and its affiliated doctoral programs for content and transferrable skills education.  Furthermore, the doctoral school and programs provide structure for doctoral studies including formation of the thesis committee and annual thesis committee meetings.  In addition, the doctoral programs provide competitive travel and research visit grants.


Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)

In the research areas of bioinformatics and computational systems biology and biomedicine, FIMM collaborates with Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), a multi-disciplinary research institute focused on basic and applied research on information technology, based both at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University.  Modern molecular medicine requires state-of-the-art methodologies in the analysis, visualization and modelling of large data sets.  HIIT groups provide world-class excellence in these areas.  Since 2012, the open FIMM-EMBL International PhD call and selection have been carried out in collaboration with HIIT as we sought outstanding candidates for positions in molecular medicine and bioinformatics.


University of Helsinki Neuroscience Center (NC)

In neuroscience research, FIMM collaborates with the Neuroscience Center (NC) at the University of Helsinki.  The Neuroscience Center (NC) is an independent research and educational institute, conducting excellent and multidisciplinary research on the development, normal functions and disorders of the nervous systems. Research and teaching in the NC focus on the following four areas: molecular and cellular neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, cognitive and systems neuroscience, and basic research of the nervous system diseases.


Marie Curie Initial Training Network IN-SENS (2013-2016)

FIMM, through William Hennah and his research group, is a partner in the IN-SENS network deciphering inter- and intracellular signaling in schizophrenia.  Through this research and training network, FIMM will soon support one early stage researcher (PhD student) and hosts several others through secondments.


Marie Curie Initial Training Network PRO-NEST (2010-2013)

FIMM, through Olli Kallioniemi and his research group, was a partner in the now completed Prostate Research Organizations-Network of Early Stage Training (PRO-NEST). Through this research and training network, FIMM supported one early stage researcher (PhD student) and hosted several others through secondments.

Last updated: 08.01.2018 - 08:54