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7.8.2014 News

The Winqvist group participates in a NEJM article Breast-Cancer Risk in Families with Mutations in PALB2

The Winqvist group has participated in an extensive international study published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine. The participants from the University of Oulu were Professor R.

1.7.2014 News

A joint paper published by FiDiPro Susan Quaggin and Seppo Vainio

A joint paper was recently published by FiDiPro Susan Quaggin and Seppo Vainio in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

24.6.2014 News

A book about Finns on the top of science

Recently a book was published describing the careers of 100 Finnish top scientists.

24.6.2014 News

An article in Diabetes by the Myllyharju Group

An article in Diabetes by the Myllyharju Group with Lea Rahtu-Korpela as the first author and Peppi Karppinen as the last author was published in Diabetes.

15.5.2014 News

Gonghong Wei received Academy Research Fellow post

Dr. Gonghong Wei, BCO Junior Investigator, has received Academy Research Fellow post from The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Health. Of the 94 applications only 10 were funded.

31.3.2014 News

Biocenter Day 2014 photo gallery

Here are some pictures from the event.

14.3.2014 News

Savolainen group identified an important gene in plants for adaptation to the North

Researchers of the Outi Savolainen group have shown that strong natural selection was acting on the phytochrome A gene (PHYA) in the rock cress (Arabidopsis lyrata spp.

11.2.2014 News

Biocenter Oulu research groups highly qualified in the University of Oulu RAE evaluation

International Evaluation of Research at the University of Oulu (RESEARCH ASSESSMENT EXERCISE, RAE2013) was completed at

7.2.2014 News

Seppo Vainio has been nominated as the Director of the Biocenter Oulu Doctoral Programme (BCO-DP) for 2014-2017

Professor Seppo Vainio has been nominated as the Director of the Biocenter Oulu Doctoral Programme (BCO-DP) for 1.1.2014-31.12.2017.

23.1.2014 News

Joint research article from Biocenter and Infotech Oulu

To develop computer vision-based tools for analysis of microscopy video image data an interdisciplinary project between Lauri Eklund's research group (Biocenter Oulu and Department of Medical Bioch

7.1.2014 News

An article in Nature Genetics by the Wei Group

Research led by Biocenter Oulu Junior Investigator Gonghong Wei published online on 5 January in Nature Genetics a report how a common genetic variant rs339331 at chromosome 6q22 confers r

18.12.2013 News

Discovery of the Year 2013 photo gallery

Discovery of the Year 2013 event was held on December 12th.

17.12.2013 News

Scientific Director and Vice Scientific Director of Biocenter Oulu for 2014-2017

Professor Johanna Myllyharju will continue as the Scientific Director of Biocenter Oulu.

4.12.2013 News

Emil Aaltonen Foundation funding for Petri Kursula

BCO project leader Docent Petri Kursula has received a 3-year funding from the Emil Aaltonen Foundation for his project “Structural biology o

14.11.2013 News

An article in Nature Communications by the Winqvist group

An article from Robert Winqvist´s group and Helmut Pospiech with Jenni Nikkilä, Ann Parplys and Katri Pylkäs with shared first authors was published in Nature Communications on Oct 24.

19.9.2013 News

Biocenter Oulu in Science Day of the University of Oulu

Biocenter Oulu core facilities and research group members participated in organizing workshops for secondary school children during the Science Day (

27.8.2013 News

BCO Brainstorm (August 22-23 in Rokua) photo gallery

Photo gallery here.

17.6.2013 News

Kalervo Hiltunen selected to The Council of EMBL

Professor Kalervo Hiltunen has been nominated as the Finnish representative of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Council.

13.6.2013 News

Academy of Finland funding for Lloyd Ruddock

Professor Lloyd Ruddock has received an Academy of Finland funding for his research topic on “Mechanisms and applications of disulfide bond formation”.

22.4.2013 News

Academy of Finland funding for Peppi Karppinen

Professor Peppi Karppinen has received an Academy of Finland funding for her research topic on ”2-OXOGLUTARATE-DEPENDENT DIOXYGENASES IN DISEASES”.

18.3.2013 News

Biocenter Day 2013 photo gallery

Here are some pictures from the event.