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. All previous and current BCO Graduate School and Doctoral programme coordinators participated in the event. The coordinators in the chronological order have been: Erja Heikkinen (Counsellor of Education, Ministry of Education and Culture), Sinikka Eskelinen (Director, Strategic Research Services, UO), Pekka Kilpeläinen (Research Manager in CEMIS-Oulu/Kajaani, UO), Anthony Heape (Coordinator, University of Oulu Graduate School, UO) and Ritva Saastamoinen (Coordinator, BCO Doctoral Programme). Previous BCO graduates Maritta Perälä-Heape (Director, Center for Health and Technology, UO), Malin Sund, Professor of Surgery, Chief Surgeon, Umeå University, Sweden), Kati Takaluoma (Science Adviser, Health Research Unit, Academy of Finland) and Lauri Eklund (Principal Investigator, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, UO) shared glimpses of their careers and Abhinandan Murthy (BCO-DP student, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, UO) of current possibilities of PhDs.
Last updated: 2.9.2016