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
Student lunch: after the seminar, Meeting room 4, Biomedicum Helsinki

To suggest a speaker, please fill in the e-form.
Please see instructions for hosts and student hosts in Flamma (see the dropdown menu).

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


Sem­inar sched­ule

Previous years: 2018, 2019
Seminar archive: 2010-2019 in Flamma (only by UH username)

Current and upcoming schedule 2020:


Robert Fisher, Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA

"Transcriptional CDKs and phosphatases: druggable switches that keep Pol II on track"

Host: Matjaz Barboric
Student host: Andrii Bugai


No seminar

Robin Spiller, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre and National Institute for Health Research, Great Britain

"Food intolerances in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: mechanisms and implications for gut microbiota"

Host: Willem M. de Vos
Student host: Jonna Jalanka

Nicolas Tournier, Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot (CEA/SHFJ), Paris-Saclay University, France

"Demonstrating importance of membrane transporters in tissue distribution of drugs using clinical imaging techniques"

Host: Janne Backman
Student host: Helinä Kahma

Andrew John Lawrence, Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia

"Pharmacotherapy of alcoholism: novel mechanisms, such as muscarinic ligands"

Host: Esa Korpi
Student host: Lauri Elsilä

Pertti Panula, Department of Anatomy, University of Helsinki; Neuroscience Center, Finland

"Role of histamine in brain functions and disease"

Host: Esa Korpi
Student host: Diego Baronio

No seminar

Rahul Satija, New York Genome Center and NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

Research field: Development of statistical methods for single cell genomics

Host: Pirkko Mattila
Student host:

Georg E. Winter, CeMM -Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna, Austria

"Targeted Protein Degradation to disrupt Gene Control in Cancer"

Host: Matjaz Barboric
Student host: 

Nicholas J Proudfoot, University of Oxford, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

"Deciphering transcriptional complexity in the mammalian genome"

Host: Valentina Lenasi
Student host: 

Yavin Shaham, National Institute of Drug Abuse,  Behavioral Neuroscience Research Branch, USA

"Neurobiological mechanisms of drug relapse"

Host: Petri Hyytiä
Student host: Mia Haaranen

Medix Prize

Erwei Song, Sun Yat sen University, Guangzhou, China

"Tumor micro-environment and non-coding RNAs in cancer"

Host: Jeroen Pouwels
Student host: Rita Turpin

No seminar