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23.11.2020 News

Flagship for biological drugs develops new treatments for chronic diseases

Selected to the Academy of Finland’s Flagship Programme for the years 2020–2024, the GeneCellNano Flagship seeks to speed up the introduction of new biological drugs for severe chronic diseases. The Flagship is led by Academy Professor Seppo Ylä-Herttuala at the University of Eastern Finland, with Professor Seppo Vainio from the University of Oulu as its deputy director. Other partners in the Flagship include the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service.

17.11.2020 News

Academy of Finland supplemented its flagship programme — University of Oulu included in the GeneCellNano project

Four new competence clusters have been added to the Academy of Finland’s Flagship Programme. The University of Oulu is involved in the GeneCellNano Flagship, i.e. Gene, Cell and Nano Therapy Competence Cluster for the Treatment of Chronic Diseases.

21.10.2020 News

Seppo Vainio one of the finalists in The Falling Walls

The Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year presents Seppo Vainio as one of the finalists; 

26.8.2020 News

On-going Coronavirus related research at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

COVID-19 has had significant impact on research conducted at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University

18.6.2020 News

Caglar Elbuken is bridging academia and industry – fundamental research leads to applications

Professor Caglar Elbuken arrived in Oulu last winter from Ankara, Turkey, to take on a new career challenge. Namely, the founding of two research groups for the University of Oulu and the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, respectively.

27.4.2020 News

University of Oulu collects worldwide everyday experiences of the corona crisis

The University of Oulu collects information worldwide on the effects of the coronavirus crisis on people's everyday life. Experiencing the Pandemic project material will be used in a variety of disciplines, including in dealing with potential new crises.

25.3.2020 News

Sigrid Jusélius Foundation funding for several FBMM group leaders

The Sigrid Jusélius Foundation has 18.3.2020 granted 1-3 year grants for following senior researchers and young group leaders, at FBMM: Lauri Eklund, Peppi Karppinen, Lari Lehtiö, Alexander Kasta

25.3.2020 News

Finnish Cancer Institute 3-year post to Dr. Valerio Izzi

The Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute has appointed Dr. Valerio Izzi to the post of K. Albin Johansson Cancer Research Fellow.

10.2.2020 News

MEDigi is updating medical education

The MEDigi project coordinated by the University of Oulu harmonises basic education in medical fields in Finland and develops it in terms of digitalisation. The latter is visible in both teaching content and methods.

23.1.2020 News

1,5M€ funding for hypoxia research

Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation has granted significant funding to the researchers of the University of Oulu. Foundation has granted 1,5 million euro funding for Professors Johanna Myllyharju and Peppi Karppinen of the University of Oulu. The grant was awarded for hypoxia-related research (Key enzyme regulators of the hypoxia response, collagen synthesis and epigenetic pathways as therapeutic targets) for five years.

15.1.2020 News

The ELMI consortium kicks-off in Oulu

The leukemic matrisome interface as a source of markers and targets for acute myeloid leukemia - ELMI is a research consortium led by Prof.

10.12.2019 News

The University of Oulu at the forefront of hypoxia research

This year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine will be awarded on 10 December to three researchers studying hypoxia – low oxygen concentrations. The Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine of the University of Oulu has made its significant contribution to the subject.

13.11.2019 News

DigiHealth aims for practical applications

Digital health technology is one of the most important research themes at the University of Oulu. The DigiHealth project also takes researchers to the corridors of Oulu University Hospital.

14.10.2019 News

Equality and Diversity Awards to Vasiliki Mylonopoulou and Pia Askonen

The Equality and Diversity Committee of the University of Oulu has given the 2019 Equality and Diversity Award to former doctoral researcher Vasiliki Mylonopoulou and Management Assistant Pia Askonen.

23.9.2019 News

Professor Gong-Hong Wei’s research group awarded for their work into the mechanisms of aggressive prostate cancer

The Minerva Foundation’s Medix prize in biomedical basic research has this year been awarded to a research group headed by Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Gong-Hong Wei at the University of Oulu.

18.6.2019 News

A focus on fibrosis research at the University of Oulu

Research related to fibrotic diseases is one of the profiling themes of research conducted at the University of Oulu.

3.6.2019 News

"What can you do?" is the question asked at job interviews - but do students know how to answer it? 

Telling about one's expertise is talked about a lot, but what means could be offered to the students' to help them recognise their skills? The students' at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine came up with a way.

28.5.2019 News

Publiikki event 23.5.2019

The biyearly Publiikki took place 23.5.

15.5.2019 News

Mikko Hynönen & Diana Motei Teacher of the Year & Innovation Award recipients 2019

Mikko Hynönen was nominated the Teacher of the Year 2019. The Faculty nominates one young teacher (a Ph.D.

2.5.2019 News

Newly discovered gene mutation reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction

Finnish researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oulu have discovered of a new type of gene mutation that reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction. The researchers employed gene manipulation technology to remove the P4h-tm gene from the mouse genome and found an unexpected change in mouse behaviour. P4h-tm knockout mice showed striking courage and a lack of learned helplessness compared to congenic wild-type mice with a functional P4h-tm gene. The results were published in Neuropharmacology.

14.3.2019 News

Researchers found a new mechanism by which cells can sense oxygen – new opportunities will open for the development of cancer drugs

Researchers from the University of Oulu and Harvard University have found a previously unknown mechanism by which cells in the body sense oxygen. Lack of oxygen had a direct influence on the functioning of genes, and prevented cell differentiation. This observation will open up new opportunities for the development of cancer drugs. The study was published in the prestigious Science journal.

27.11.2018 News

Significant funding for Professor Seppo Vainio

Professor Seppo Vainio, as a partner in two H2020 FET Open projects, GLADIATOR and MindGAP, has received significant project funding.