New Academy Projects, Academy Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers to the University of Oulu

The Academy of Finland has granted funding for new Academy Projects, Academy Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers. 17 new Academy Projects, 2 Academy Research Fellows and 9 Postdoctoral Researchers will start in the University of Oulu 1 September, 2021. Altogether, the researchers of the University of Oulu were granted 10.6 million euros.

Funding to the University of Oulu was granted among others for research related to the understanding of various diseases and the development of pharmacotherapy, as well as research linked to sustainable development.

The Academy Research Fellow funding is for the researcher´s salary for a five-year term and the Postdoctoral Researcher funding for researcher´s salary for a period of three years. Academy projects employ more researchers. Academy projects are the most important forms of funding for the Academy, measured by both the number of applications and grants and the amount of funding.

Academy Projects 1.9.2021 – 31.8.2025

Caglar Elbuken: NanoEngineered Self-Assembling Vesicle Production Line (NESAV)

Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy: Spatial-temporal modeling of spread of infectious diseases in school and care facilities (BIMID)

Vesa-Pekka Herva: Extractive Industries as Engagement with the Extraordinary Subterranean: Culture, Heritage and Impact of Resource Extraction in Northernmost Europe

Jussi-Pekka Jansson: Picosecond accurate, high resolution, SPAD-based CMOS receiver techniques for real-time, full chemical fingerprint Raman spectroscopy

Janne Järvinen: Carbon accounting and organisational decision-making / Consortium: CARACC

Peppi Karppinen: Cellular oxygen sensors and other 2-oxoglutarate-dependent enzymes as novel treatment targets for neurological and other diseases

Vesa Kiviniemi: Increased respiratory brain pulsation in human epilepsy as a sign of glymphatic dysconvection.

Juha Kostamovaara: Solid-state 3D range imaging using pulsed time-of-flight approach (1.9.2021 - 31.8.2024)

Timo Liimatainen: Imaging of Cardiac Electric Activity and Fibrosis (ICEAF)

Ulla Petäjä-Repo: Unraveling the potential of orphan receptors GPR37 and GPR37L1 as new drug targets

Taina Pihlajaniemi: Collagen XIII-dependent myasthenias – mechanisms and therapeutic prospects

Anna Maria Pirttilä: Microbes and the floating-hook moss in phytoremediation of mining water (MoPoW)

Juha Tanskanen: Molecular design enhanced synthesis of hemicellulose valorization process (HemiProMo) / Consortium: HemiProMo

Ville-Veikko Telkki: Ultrafast Laplace NMR in biochemistry

Antti-Heikki Tölli: Cache-aided mmWave Access for Immersive Digital Environments (CAMAIDE)

Lumi Viljakainen: From monarchy to polyarchy – genomic causes and consequences of a shift in social organization

Rikkert Wierenga: Control of Catalyst Operation with Anions / Consortium: COCOA

Academy Research Fellows 1.9.2021 – 31.8.2026

Andreas Hauptmann: Accurate imaging with sound and light (AI-SOL)

Roger Norum: Where North ends: Critical ecological development of landscape and mobility futures in the Fennoscandian Arctic

Postdoctoral Researchers 1.9.2021 – 31.8.2024

Anne Hietava: Towards carbon neutral steelmaking; researching biocoke and pellets with hydrogen in atmosphere

Tuomas Hämälä: Impact of whole-genome duplications on the genetic and genomic architecture of adaptation

Markus Leinonen: Time-Critical Communications for Internet of Things Systems

Tuomo Mantere: Beyond point mutations – implementing optical mapping technology for high-resolution structural variant detection in hereditary breast cancer and unsolved genomic disorders

Konstantin Mikhaylov: Multi-Radio Access Technology Connectivity for Improving Safety of Drones

Ezeogo Obaji: Structural insight into the mechanism of Plasmodium actin ATP hydrolysis and phosphate release - prospects for regulation of parasite motility.

Basak Sakcak: CHiMP: Challenges Hidden in Motion Primitives

Sumita Sharma: Participatory AI with Schoolchildren (PAI-Z)

Eeva Slitz: Extensive genetic and epigenetic profiling of systemic metabolism to understand and prevent cardiometabolic diseases

In addition to funding for Academy Projects, Academy Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers, the Academy of Finland also provided funding for Clinical Researchers. Elisa Rahikkala received funding for investigating genetic determinants, clinical characteristics and epidemiology of rare diseases in Northern Finland. Rahikkala works in the University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital.

Last updated: 3.6.2021