Rector's decision: Appointment of research projects to Biocenter Oulu Institute for a period of 2020 - 2023
The call for new Biocenter Oulu research projects for 2020 – 2023 was published in October 11th, 2018. The call was closed in January 14th, 2019.
Meet the Top Scientist seminar was held on Tellus Stage on the 7th of May. There were presentations by three scientists, prof. Juha Röning, Prof. Johanna Uusimaa and Dr.
Finnish researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oulu have discovered of a new type of gene mutation that reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction. The researchers employed gene manipulation technology to remove the P4h-tm gene from the mouse genome and found an unexpected change in mouse behaviour. P4h-tm knockout mice showed striking courage and a lack of learned helplessness compared to congenic wild-type mice with a functional P4h-tm gene. The results were published in Neuropharmacology.
Researchers found a new mechanism with which cells can sense oxygen: new opportunities will open for the development of cancer drugs
Professor Seppo Vainio will receive 1,8 milj. € funding from EU FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) Open – program.
Two participants from Oulu University with MAKNEE as the winner of the first Life Science Pitching competition
MAKNEE won the €30,000 grand prize of Life Science Pitching competition for life science-based startups and pre-startups.
An article entitled “Assembly of the β4-integrin interactome based on proximal biotinylation in the presence and absence of heterodimerization” wa
An article by Kettunen et al. : Chronic inflammation is associated with higher risk for diseases of major internal organs and shorter lifespan
Researchers have elucidated the disease risk underlying a biomarker predictive of shorter lifespan.
Two articles in Clinical Cancer Research and International Journal of Cancer by Wei research group and their international collaborators
Synergistic interaction of HOXB13 and CIP2A predispose to aggressive prostate cancer
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Sliz E, Sebert S, Würtz P, Kangas AJ, Soininen P, Lehtimäki T, Kähönen M, Viikari J, Männikkö M, Ala-Korpela M, Raitakari OT, Kettunen J.
Professor Lauri Eklund and doctoral student Prateek Singh from the University of Oulu together with their European partners have received nearly 3.8 million euro funding for the H2020-MSCA-ITN project called V.A. Cure. The goal is to provide doctoral education for early-stage researchers in the field of vascular biology, and to uncover the disease causing mechanisms to establish novel therapeutic strategies for vascular anomalies.
Biocenter Oulu Scientific Director, Professor Johanna Myllyharju has been appointed by the Finnish Government as the Chair of The Board of the Academy of Finland.
The research group of Professor Taina Pihlajaniemi has received a 485 000 € grant from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for a project titled “Cell-extra cellular matrix interplay in cancer – New per
Docent Terhi Tapiainen, an Emerging project PI in Biocenter Oulu, has received funding for clinical researchers from The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Health.
The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Biosciences and Environment granted funding for two Biocenter Oulu project leaders, Prof. Lloyd Ruddock and Prof. Seppo Vainio. Prof.
Biocenter Oulu PI Tanja Pyhäjärvi´s group participates in a collaborative project B4EST that has been selected for funding by European Commission.
An article entitled “High-throughput screening of prostate cancer risk loci by single nucleotide polymorphisms sequencing” was published online in Nature Communications by Dr.
Biocenter Finland produced a brochure and a video to showcase the technology platforms and BF in general
The paper brochure as well as links to the video (http://www.esitteemme.fi/video/C8F35199) and a digital version of the brochure (
This is an important advance notice for all principal investigators (PIs) planning to participate in the upcoming Biocenter Oulu research project call for 2020-2023.
Two Biocenter Oulu Project Leaders have received Academy of Finland Project Funding: Prof.
A joint article with Myllyharju and Manninen groups from Biocenter Oulu and Prof. Karl Matlin´s group, University of Chicago, USA, was recently published in J Cell Science.