Emerging projects selected

University of Oulu allocated doctoral training positions to emerging research themes – within the context of the four strategic focus institutes Biocenter Oulu, Eudaimonia, Infotech and Kvantum.

The new program is targeted to projects led by starting group leaders who build an association between their own emerging research and top research project (encompassing centres of excellence, European Research Council´s projects, academy professors´ projects and focus institute spearhead projects). The aim of the program is to support the emerging projects’ group leaders and to give them a possibility to develop alongside internationally top-level research.

The focus institutes will include the emerging project leaders in all their activities such as project leader meetings and brain storming. 4-year doctoral student positions (with partial funding) will be allocated to each focus institute for 2018-2022.

The Doctoral Training Committees formed the evaluation committees and made the selection of the funded projects.

The selected Emerging projects (in alphabetical order) to Biocenter Oulu for a period of 2018 – 2022:

Magga, Johanna: Growth factor signaling in myocardial stress and fibrosis

Patanen, Minna: SoftXMed: Soft X-ray spectromicroscopy for medical tissue samples

Ruskamo, Salla: Molecular pathomechanisms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy mutations in myelin

Tapiainen, Terhi: Fetal microbiome and exosomes, developing immune system and health in children

For more information:
Emma Pirilä, Research Funding Specialist
Tel: +358 50 3426428, e-mail: emma.pirila(at)oulu.fi

The selected projects to the Eudaimonia Institute for a period 2018 -2022:

Lanas, Maija: Schools in change: Active Equity of Children and Youth (ActEq)

Lujala, Päivi: Transparency, Identity, and Governance of High-Value Natural Resources (TIGRe)

Oloff, Florence: Smart Communication: The situated practices of mobile technology and lifelong digital literacies

Saraniemi, Saila: Temporal construction of brand experience: towards trusted digital transformative services

Vehkalahti, Kaisa: Northern Rural Youth in Flux (NorFlux)

For more information:
Mervi Heikkinen, Coordinator
Tel: +358 0294 483817, e-mail: mervi.heikkinen(at)oulu.fi

The selected projects to the Infotech Institute for a period 2018 -2022:

Aikio, Janne: Phase-Shifter Based Integrated Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifier Architectures for 5G (MIMEPA)

Berg, Markus: Revolutionary GNSS Reception Method for Positioning and Sensing (RePo)

Ferreira, Denzil Teixeira: SENSATE: Entropy-AWARE Instrumentation for Just-In-Time Anomalous Human Behaviour Interventions

Kortelainen, Jukka: Multimodal assessment of pain in intensive care

Myllylä, Teemu: Towards monitoring (g)lymphatic system

For more information:
Mirjami Jutila, Coordinator
Tel: +358 0294 482833, e-mail: mirjami.jutila(at)oulu.fi

The selected projects to the Kvantum Institute for a period 2018 -2022:

Kallio, Eva: Wildlife-originated zoonoses in the changing northern environment

Kinnunen, Päivö: Zero-CO2 cement concept via phase-separated nano-glass

Ojala, Satu: Charge carrier recombination dynamics in semiconductor materials

Silveri, Matti: Localization and dissipation in superconducting quantum simulations

Virtanen, Ilkka: Bayesian techniques for radar observations of the near-Earth space

For more information:
Pirjo Taskinen, Planning Officer
Tel: +358 0294 483562, e-mail: pirjo.taskinen(at)oulu.fi

Last updated: 19.3.2018