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

Winter holiday - 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:

Easter Monday - 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:

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

Research field: Development of statistical methods for single cell genomics   

Host: Pirkko Mattila
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

Medix Prize 2019

Preliminary booked

Autumn holiday - No seminar