Meet the Top Scientist seminar

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Meet the Top Scientist seminar organized by Biocenter Oulu will shed light on obesity. During the seminar we will hear about metabolism, obesity and weight management from the point of view of Medical Science, Humanities, and Information Technology. Three researchers will share the results of their research and thoughts on the topic, followed by an interview with professor Peppi Karppinen. Professor Karppinen and her collaborators have recently made breakthrough research concerning the treatment of obesity. She is in ongoing collaboration with professor William G. Kaelin, one of the 2019 Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. 


When: 27 November 2019, 12-15

Where: University of Oulu, Tellus Kontinkangas, Aapistie 7A



12:00 Opening words: Johanna Uusimaa, Director of Biocenter Oulu

12:10 Professor Markku Savolainen, Internal medicine, Faculty of Medicine

12:40 Professor Maija-Leena Huotari, Faculty of Humanities:  Health Information Literacy and Changing Media Landscape


13:20 Docent Tuire Salonurmi, Faculty of Medicine and Heidi Enwald, Faculty of Humanities: Development and results of Onnikka, a web-based weight management software

13:50 Meet the Top Scientist, an interview with Professor Peppi Karppinen, Dean of Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

14:20 Panel discussion

14:50 Closing words: Johanna Uusimaa, Director of Biocenter Oulu


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Last updated: 21.11.2019