Biocenter Oulu Day

Biocenter Oulu Day gathers the bioscience and biomedicine researchers and clinicians together annually around a current scientific theme and a commercial exhibition of the sponsoring companies. The Biocenter Oulu Day is planned, organized and chaired by a team of committed doctoral researchers.

BCO DAY 2023

Tools of life - approaches for solving biochemical mysteries

Time : Wednesday May 17, 2022 at 8.30-16.00
Location: Leena Palotie Auditorium 101A in the Kontinkangas Campus, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Chairpersons: Maiju Uusitalo and Jeena Ainikkal Velayudhan

BCO Day 2023 Programme:

  • 8.30-8.40 Opening remarks
    Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, Biocenter Oulu
  • 8.40-8.50 Welcome
    Prof. Johannes Kettunen, Director of Focus Institute Biocenter Oulu
  • 8.50-9.30 Dr Valérie Taly, Univ. Paris Descartes, France
    Circulating tumor DNA for the follow-up of cancer patients
  • 9.30-10.15 Coffee at the exhibition area

Session 1: Data collection tools

  • 10.15-10.20 Nordic BioSite, Anni Laari
  • 10.20-10.50 Dr Rajendra Bhadane, Univ. Turku, Finland
    Interdisciplinary Approaches in Biomedical Research: A Perspective from the Frontlines of Protein, Polymer, and Nanoparticle Simulations
  • 10.50-11.20 Dr Nicola Bordin, UCL, London, UK
    How much of protein space will AlphaFold illuminate?
  • 11.20-11.25 NanoString Technologies Europe Limited, Alexandra Brandt
  • 11.25-11.30 Genevia Technologies Oy, Thomas Liuksiala
  • 11.30-12.55 Lunch break and exhibition

Session 2: Data analysis

  • 12.55-13.00 Promega Biotech AB, Katja Ahokas
  • 13.00-13.30 Prof. Dr Christian Gilissen, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, NL
    Analysis of large-scale genomics data to provide new insights
    into genetic disorders
  • 13.30-14.15 Dr Evangelia Petsalaki, EMBL-EBI, Cambridgeshire, UK (Online)
    Data-driven approaches to study context-specific human cell signalling
  • 14.15-14.45 Coffee at the exhibition area

Session 3: Databases

  • 14.45-15.15 Dr Maxim Tsenkov, EMBL-EBI, Cambridgeshire, UK
    AlphaFold DB: Recent andances and future developments
  • 15.15-15.45 Dr Alex Bateman, EMBL-EBI, Cambridgeshire, UK (Online)
    Structure Predictions Transform Protein Family Classification
  • 15.45-16.00 General discussion and concluding remarks

Organizing Committee of Biocenter Oulu Day 2023:

  • Maiju Uusitalo
  • Jeena Ainikkal Velayudhan
  • Anni Heikkilä
  • Anette Schmidt
  • Andriana Valkama
  • Bao Ngo
  • Longguang Qin