Biocenter Day 2022

We will be having our 31st Biocenter Oulu Day on Wednesday 27.4.2022 at Leena Palotie Auditorium 101A. Theme of the day is “Miraculous matter: Recent advances in neuroscience". Please see the attached program and poster of the event.

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Venue location

Leena Palotie Auditorium 101A, Aapistie 5A

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Session 1: Glial cells in brain homeostasis

08.30-08.40

Opening remarks
Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, Biocenter Oulu

08.40-08.50

Welcome
Prof. Johannes Kettunen, Director of Focus Institute Biocenter Oulu

08.50-09.25

Šárka Lehtonen, UEF, FIN

“Role of glial cells in Parkinson’s Disease”

09.25-10.00

Julia Edgar, University of Glasgow, UK

Oligodendrocytes in axonal health’”

10.00-10.05

10x Genomics, Jouni Rantanen

10.05-10.45

Coffee at the exhibition area

Session 2: Novel Approaches in Neurodegeneration

10.45-10.50

Promega, Rasmus Sörensen

“Maxwell – your tool for perfect nucleic acid purification”

10.50-11.25

Vesa Kiviniemi, UO, FIN

“Novel Imaging Techniques in Alzheimer’s disease Research”

11.25-12.45

Lunch break and exhibition

Session 3: Brain Clearance Pathways

12.45-12.55

Mikael von und zu Fraunberg, Neurocenter Finland

12.55-13.30

Roxana Carare, University of Southampton, UK

“Role of extracellular-matrix in brain clearance”

13.30-14.00

Coffee at the exhibition area

14.00-14.35

Iben Lundgaard, Lund University, SWE

“Brain wide clearance system-Glymphatic System”

Session 4: Neurodegenerative Disorders and Therapeutic Interventions

14.35-15.15

Heikki Tanila, UEF, FIN

“Recent advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Research”

15.15-15.55

Mart Saarma, University of Helsinki, FIN

“Neurotrophic Factors and their therapeutic applications”

15.55-16.10

General discussion and concluding remarks

Last updated: 8.4.2022