Grand Opening Seminar on Profiling Theme (Profi-3) “Fibrosis Diseasome”

Date: October 15th 2019, at 8.30 a.m.-5.15 p.m. and Gala dinner at 7 p.m.

Location: Main building of the Kontinkangas Health and Biosciences Campus, Leena Palotie Auditorium 101A, Aapistie 5A, Oulu

Program: You can see the program for the event here.

Registration: Seminar registration / Gala dinner registration

Dear Colleagues, 

It is my great pleasure to invite You all to participate in the Grand Opening Seminar on “Fibrosis Diseasome” at the Campus of Kontinkangas on October 15th, 2019. “Fibrosis Diseasome” is a profiling theme (Profi-3) of the University of Oulu strategic research focus area “Molecular and environmental basis for lifelong health”. This seminar including a poster session will be organized jointly by the Faculties of Medicine (FMED), Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (FBMM), and Humanities (FHUM), Biocenter Oulu (BCO), Medical Research Center (MRC) Oulu and the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Program, University of Oulu Graduate School.

The scientific fields covered in this “Fibrosis Diseasome” seminar are preclinical and clinical research on the extracellular matrix, and translational research on population and patient cohorts. The invited speakers will include four tenure track professors  appointed to the Fibrosis Diseasome profiling theme, and national and international world-class researchers who have exceptional accomplishments and competences in the field of fibrosis and associated diseases.

As a part of this seminar we will also celebrate over 50 years of extracellular matrix research at the University of Oulu by collecting photos on fibrosis related research to prepare a photo gallery for the gala dinner (photos on the current and previous research group members, equipment, research laboratories etc.). We kindly ask you to send your material by e-mail to BCO Secretary Teija Luoto (teija.luoto (at) Thank you very much for your active participation and contribution in advance.

Please follow these internet pages that will be updated as new information will be available. 

On behalf of the organizing committee I wish you all warmly welcome to participate in the ”Fibrosis Diseasome” Grand Opening Seminar in October 2019 !


Johanna Uusimaa

Scientific Director of the Biocenter Oulu
Chair of the organizing committee

Last updated: 19.9.2019