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1.2.2016 News

The Winqvist group identifies a novel cancer susceptibility gene

Mutation in MCPH1 increases the risk of breast cancer threefold

7.1.2016 News

Academy of Finland FIRI2015 funding to BCO Infrastructures

BCO has received FIRI2015 Research Infrastructure Funding from the Academy of Finland.

4.1.2016 News

Career seminar & 20 Years of Doctoral Training in Biocenter Oulu Doctoral Programme

BCO doctoral training celebrated its 20-year history with an event ”Career seminar & 20 Years of Doctoral Training in Biocenter Oulu Doctoral Programme” on December 14, 2015.

17.12.2015 News

Discovery of the Year 2015

The Discovery of the Year award

8.10.2015 News

Thomas Kietzmann received a 585 000€ funding from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation

The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation granted a donation of 585 000 euros to Professor Thomas Kietzmann.

22.9.2015 News

Medix Prize 2014 to Gonghong Wei

Minerva Foundation Research Council has forwarded the 2015 Medix Prize to the research team led by Docent Gonghong Wei at Biocenter Oulu, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University

16.9.2015 News

Professor Andrew McMahon in the Opening event of the University of Oulu on Sept. 1.

Professor Andrew McMahon from Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA visited Biocenter Oulu and he g

29.6.2015 News

Biocenter Oulu research projects for the period 2016-2019

The Biocenter Oulu Governing Board has made a decision on the projects to be taken into Biocenter Oulu for the period 2016-2019. The selection was based on independent scientific evaluation.

13.5.2015 News

Lari Lehtiö received an Academy Research Fellow post

Dr. Lari lehtiö, BCO Junior Investigator, has received an Academy Research Fellow post from The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Health. Of the 87 applications only 10 were funded.

11.5.2015 News

Professor Leena Ala-Kokko is the Alumni of the Year in University of Oulu

Professor, Entrepreneur Leena Ala-Kokko, a former BCO group leader, has been nominated as the Alumni of the Year 2015 in the University of Oulu.

24.4.2015 News

4th Oulu BioImaging (OBI) Day was organized on April 16, 2015

The Main topics of this year´s OBI Day were: Emerging imaging technologies, Brain imaging in health and disease and New imaging techniques and scientific advances in Oulu BioImaging network.

31.3.2015 News

Over 0,5 mil. € from the Sigrid Jusélius Foundation to BCO groups

Biocenter Oulu group leaders and group members received grants altogether for over 0,5 mil.

2.3.2015 News

Seppo Vainio's group has two recent publications

A publication with title “Progesterone and Wnt4 control mammary stem cells via myoepithelial crosstalk” was rec

2.3.2015 News

EU funding for RENALTRACT network

Seppo Vainio is a partner in Marie Curie Initial Training Network RENALTRACT  - "Development and disease of the renal tract”, which just received EU funding.

13.1.2015 News

Seppo Vainio's project Genes and Society receives Argumenta funding from The Finnish Cultural Foundation

The Finnish Cultural Foundation has awarded Argumenta funding for a project Genes and Society.  The project is headed by prof. Seppo Vainio.

22.10.2014 News

Myllyharju and Karppinen received a 1,5 million € funding from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation

The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation granted a donation of 1,5 million euros to Professor Johanna Myllyharju and Professor Peppi Karppinen.

15.10.2014 News

Taina Pihlajaniemi nominated to the infrastructure committee

Vice Rector (Provost for Science and Research) Taina Pihlajaniemi has been nominated as a member of the infrastructure committee of the Academy of Finland.

18.9.2014 News

Biocenter Oulu Calls for Research Groups

Biocenter Oulu is a multidisciplinary research institute within the biosciences and health research focus area of the University of Oulu.

18.9.2014 News

BCO Brainstorm 2014 in Oulanka - Photo gallery

You can view the gallery here.

12.9.2014 News

The Vainio group has two recent publications

The Vainio group has two recent publications.

10.9.2014 News

A joint article in Nature Communications with the Wierenga, Kastaniotis and Hiltunen groups

A joint article by Wierenga, Kastaniotis and Hiltunen groups from Biocenter Oulu and Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Oulu, and Zhijun Chen from University of Jilin, Ch

1.9.2014 News

Biocenter Oulu Calls for Research Groups

Biocenter Oulu is a multidisciplinary research institute within the biosciences and health research focus area of the University of Oulu.

18.8.2014 News

An article in Nature Genetics by Peppi Karppinen, Mikko Myllymäki and colleagues

EGLN1 gene encodes the HIF prolyl 4-hydroxylase isoenzyme 2, which is the main regulator of hypoxia response.

13.8.2014 News

An article from the Pihlajaniemi Group was recently published in PNAS

An article “Specific collagen XVIII isoforms promote adipose tissue accrual via mechanisms determining adipocyte number and affect fat deposition” from the Pihlajaniemi Group with Mari Aikio as the