HBS-DP News & Bulletin Board

Event of the year:

Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP)

Research Camp 

Location: Oulanka, Research Station, Kuusamo

Registration: until 21 September  here >>  



Thursday, 4th of October 2018 

     12.00- 12.50      Lunch 

     13.00- 14.30     Workshop I; Competence Mapping and Personal development

                                                    (Päivi Lohikoski, CEO, Directora OY) 

     14.30- 14.45      Your partner in Research and Diagnostic

                                                    (Katja-Riikka Louhi; Immuno Diagnostic OY) 

     14.45- 15.00      Coffee break 

     15.00- 16.00      Workshop II; Building blocks of your personal brand

                                                    (Päivi Lohikoski, CEO, Directora OY) 

     16.00- 16.15      Solutions for Life Science Research

                                                    (Eveliina Ihalus, AH Diagnostics) 

     16.15- 18.30      Escape time (Outdoor/indoor activities) 

     19.00- 20.00      Dinner 

     20.00- 20.30      Candle light talk; Becoming a researcher in the fields of biomedical sciences

                                                    (Kalervo Hiltunen, Emer. Prof., University of Oulu) 

     20.30-                Social hangout (Music, Refreshments and Snacks) 


Friday, 5th of October 2018 

     8.00- 8.30         Breakfast 

     8 30- 10.00       Workshop III; Scientific writing

                                                    (Pekka Belt, Dr (Tech), University of Oulu) 

    10.00- 11.00     Presentation; Selected advances in human diagnostics

                                                    (Jouko Haapalahti, CEO, Jouzenet Consulting Ltd) 

    11.00- 11.30     Presentation; Growing towards becoming a happy academic

                                                    (Kristina Mikkonen, PhD, University of Oulu) 

    11.30-12.30     Lunch 

    12.30- 13.00    Packup 

    13.15         Leave from Oulanka  




Your opinion matters: HBS-DP Research Camp Survey

Dear doctoral students and postdocs,

We invite as many as possible to participate in this preliminary query.

Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) is planning an Off-Campus HBS-DP Research Camp of 2 days with an overnight stay.

The programme can include scientific seminars, workshops and other useful activities plus of course social evening programme.

All HBS-DP students will be invited, accompanied by interested supervisors and other relevant people.

This is not a binding registration but will help us to plan the Research Camp and to have an idea of how many participants this event could attract.


Please use a few minutes of your time to respond! The survey is open until Friday noon this week (June 8).

Link to the survey: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/35F6C4B80C1B480B.par

Best wishes and thanks in advance for your contribution!





HBS-DP travel support for doctoral students to NorDoc Conference: The second Nordic PhD Summit “Think Open”, Helsinki August 23-24, 2018

The application time has been extended!

This is an invitation targeted to all Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) doctoral students at the University of Oulu! Travel support will be available for 5-10 doctoral students to participate in this annual networking conference.

About the NorDoc organization:

Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme of the University of Oulu (HBS-DP) is a partner in NorDoc, which is a doctoral training network of Nordic universities in Health Sciences from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In Oulu, the network includes doctoral students from all HBS-DP doctoral degree programmes: Medicine, Dentistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Health Sciences, and Biology. The activities of NorDoc aim to initiate, facilitate and intensify collaboration among the doctoral schools/faculties of Nordic countries in all relevant fields for the benefit of the doctoral candidates and their supervisors, in order to support and ensure the highest possible quality in doctoral education in health sciences. NorDoc organizes e.g. joint doctoral training courses and annual conferences, among them Nordic PhD Summits. More about the network: https://www.nordochealth.net/.

Nordic PhD Summit 2018 in Helsinki:

Nordic PhD Summit “Think Open”, organized in University of Helsinki, on August 23-24, 2018, brings together PhD students from the Nordics for two days for excellent science, discussions and interaction under the theme "Think Open”. The event is open to doctoral students, junior and senior researchers, as well as administrators of doctoral programmes and representatives of the biotech industry in Nordic countries. Join to see what your colleagues are doing, and tell the others about your work! The programme outline includes plenary sessions by distinguished speakers from all Nordic countries, thematic scientific break-out sessions (Themes: I - Cancer biology, II - Neuroscience, III - Developmental biology including a keynote talk by prof. Scott Gilbert), doctoral student talks, posters, etc.

Deadline for registration to the meeting is June 30, 2018. For full details of the Summit 2018 and programme, see https://www.nordochealth.net/second-nordic-phd-summit

HBS-DP Travel support to Nordic PhD Summit 2018:

Call period: The application time has been extended after the first deadline (May 3). Further doctoral students up to 10 can be awarded support on a first-come, first-serve basis via Webropol link. (Please note that the link will be closed when all HBS-DP support has been used, or at the latest on June 29 at 12:00.)

Target group: Doctoral students in HBS-DP with either an oral or a poster (1st author) presentation.

Costs covered by HBS-DP: Registration fee (75 eur), travel costs Oulu-Helsinki-Oulu (economy), accommodation, local transportation (according to University of Oulu rules). No daily allowance.  

Application review and selection criteria: All applications will be reviewed after the call deadline. The awarded doctoral students will be notified by email within one week, and they will receive further instructions about cost re-imbursement. If there are more eligible applicants than can be supported, a fair distribution across different HBS disciplines will be considered as selection criterion.

Further information: Please contact coordinator Ritva Saastamoinen, ritva.saastamoinen (at) oulu.fi.




HBS-DP - What’sUp & Brainstorming, Session Feb 27, 2018. Slides can be downloaded from here >>





Last updated: 12.9.2018