Biomedicum Helsinki seminars

BMH seminar series is a prestigious weekly series targeting all 1800 researchers working in the Meilahti campus. To maintain the high status of BMH seminar series, the criteria for selecting a BMH speaker are very strict. Only speakers with high scientific quality and whose topic would generate significant audience interest across many different biomedical fields are considered.

Date and place: Mondays at 12.00, Biomedicum Helsinki, Lecture Hall 1

To suggest a speaker, please fill in the e-form.
Please see instructions for hosts

Additional information:
Coordinating team:

  • Service coordinator Johanna Timmerbacka (tel. +358 50 375 5633)
  • Service coordinator Tiina Järvilehto (tel. +358 50 540 9529)

Scientific assessment team:
Sara Wickström and Jaan-Olle Andressoo


Current and upcoming seminar schedule

Last year: 2018
Seminar archives: 2010-2017 in Flamma

Young Investigator Talk:

Valentyn Oksenych, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim Area, Norway

"DNA double strand break response factors in early lymphocyte development"

Host: Denis Kainov
Student host: Andrii Bugai

No seminar

No seminar

Professor Gillian M. Griffiths FMedSci, FRS
Professor of Cell Biology and Immunology, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK

"How to power your killer cells!"

Host: Thomas McWilliams
Student host:

Raul Andino, University of California, San Fransisco, USA

”RNA virus evolution and pathogenesis”

Host: Kalle Saksela
Student host:

No seminar

Professor Owen J. Sansom FRSE FMedSci
Director, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK

Research field: Cancer biology, tumourigenesis, Wnt signalling

Host: Thomas McWilliams
Student host:

Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly MD FMedSci FRS
Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit & Head of Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
Scientific Director, Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Hon. Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge     

Research field: Genetics, Metabolism, Obesity, Endocrinology

Host: Thomas McWilliams
Student host:

Hanna Mikkola, Eli and Edythe Broad Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, USA

"Stem cells self-renewal and multi-potency in embryogenic haematopoiesis"

Host: Kari Alitalo
Student host: Shentong Fang

Oscar Marin, King's College London, Great Britain

Research field: Neuroscience

Host: Eero Castrén
Student host:

Preliminary booked

Alex K. Shalek, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES),MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Research field: single-cell RNA sequencing to study  how cells collectively perform systems-level functions

Hosts: Kari Alitalo and Sanna Toppila-Salmi
Student host:

Young investigator talk:

Dr. Tomás Ryan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Research field: Neuroscience, Memory, Engrams, Genetics

Host: Thomas McWilliams
Student host:

No seminar

Matthias Fischer, University Children’s Hospital of Cologne, Köln, Germany

"Towards precision medicine in neuroblastoma"

Host: Andreas Scherer
Student host: Disha Malani

David Huntsman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

"Cell context, mutation, microenvironment and ovarian cancer control"

Host: Anniina Färkkilä
Student host: Julia Casado

Ritva Tikkanen, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany

"Novel therapies for Finnish Disease Heritage rare diseases"

Host: Iiris Hovatta
Student host: Mikaela Laine