Conferences, symposia, workshops

Continuous seminars

NOTE: When preparing your study plan for the application, please remember to include all the obligatory studies: research ethics, book exam and B&M symposium.

Degree structure of B&M doctoral programme (effective since 1.8.2017): 

1. Doctoral thesis

2. Discipline-specific studies (30 ECTS)

2.1. Scientific content training (>15 ECTS)

Obligatory studies:

  • Research ethics (1 ECTS)
  • Book exam (5 ECTS)

Elective courses within the following fields:

  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Excitability, synaptic transmission, and neuronal networks
  • Disorders of the nervous system
  • Sensory and motor systems
  • Neuroimmunology, neuroendocrine systems and sleep
  • Cognition and behavior
  • Systems and computational neuroscience

2.2. Scientific seminars and activities (<15 ECTS)

  • B&M symposium (1 ECTS, obligatory including poster presentation)
  • Scientific seminars, conferences, symposia
  • Research visit
  • Scientific publications not included in thesis

3. General competence studies (10 ECTS)

Elective transferable skills courses withing the following topics:

  • Communication and teaching
  • Management and entrepreneurship
  • Career planning and development
  • Legislation
  • Basic research tools and skills

General information about the structure of the doctoral degree and doctoral dissertation at the University of Helsinki is available at the Instructions for students website.

Search for courses

You can search for relevant courses organized by the B&M or other study programs through the links below. 

Registration to courses

You can register to courses in WebOodi or through a separate e-form during the registration time indicated in the course announcement. 

Cancellation

Please note that it is very important to cancel your registration as soon as possible if you, for some reason, cannot participate in a course you have registered to. Cancellation can be done in WebOodi (during the registration period) or by contacting the course organizer or coordinator.

Aalto NBE courses

B&M doctoral candidates have a limited access to some of the courses organized by Aalto University's Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. For more information and the application form for non-degree studies of Aalto courses, please contact the coordinator.

Courses taken in another university/abroad and conference presentations

To get the credits registered to your study register, please send a certificate of the passed course / presentation to the coordinator.

Doctoral candidates´transition to the new degree system 1.8.2017 - 31.7.2020 – guidelines

According to the Rector’s Decision (No 22/2016) doctoral programmes are degree programmes which will have degree requirements of their own. The faculty responsible for the doctoral programme has approved the programme’s new degree requirements and curriculum and those will become valid from 1.8.2017. The rector has decided on the general principles for the transition period of the education reform (Decision No 23/2016).

General transition guidelines

All doctoral candidates must transfer to the new degree system if they do not complete their degree before 31.7.2020. During the preceding transition period (1.8.2017 – 31.7.2020) they can choose from the following options:

  1. They can continue to study according to the old degree requirements, i.e., 60 ECTS credits (40 ECTS for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Medical Science and Doctor of Dental Science degrees) and faculty and/or major based guidelines until 31.7.2020
  2. They can transfer to the new degree system and begin to study according to the new degree requirements, in which case it should be noted that:
  • There is an e-form available in Flamma to apply for the transition to the new degree system.
  • The transition to the new degree system can be done at any time during the transition period, but once it is done, it is not possible to return to the old system. 
  • The transition to the new degree system must be completed before the beginning of the pre-examination process (by January 2020).
  • Once the transition period ends on 31.7.2020, all doctoral candidates will be transferred to the new degree system
  • All new doctoral candidates granted the right to pursue doctoral studies after 1.8.2017 will use the new system of 40 ECTS credits 
  • In the new degree system, 40 ECTS credits will be required in addition to the doctoral thesis. These credits are distributed between discipline-specific studies (30 credits) and general competence studies (10 credits). 
  • The composition of discipline-specific studies differs between doctoral programmes, while the required general competence studies are doctoral school specific. 
  • An obligatory course of research ethics must be included in the discipline-specific studies
  • In the new degree system studies completed more than 10 years earlier cannot be included in a doctoral degree.
  • Studies included in a Master’s degree cannot be transferred to a doctoral degree. However, extra studies completed during MSc studies that are not included in the degree, can be transferred to doctoral degree if they fit the doctoral programme-specific degree structure.
  • The new degree structure may include more obligatory studies than the old system. In addition, there may be differences in the number of credits gained for specific courses or activities.

MORE INFORMATION IN FLAMMA →

Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind specific transition guidelines: 

Faculty Current obligatory studies Corresponding studies in the new B&M degree structure
Biological and Environmental Sciences Licentiate examination (522082, 51064, 529245, 52970) B&M book exam: NEUBM-010
Pharmacy

Preliminary examination (590381)

2 presentations of the dissertation research project (590382, 590383)

B&M book exam: NEUBM-010

No credits for Thesis Committee presentations. For presentations outside own unit: NEUBM-104

Medicine / Veterinary Medicine No obligatory studies  

When: 16 December, 2019  9:00-17:00
Venue: University of Helsinki, Meilahti campus, Haartman institute (Haartmaninkatu 3), lecture hall 1

The symposium will include:

  • Keynote lecture by Prof. Hee-Sup Shin (Institute for Basic Science, Republic of Korea): ”Genetic and circuitry analysis of affective empathy”
  • Talks by leading Finnish investigators in biological psychiatry
    • Dr. Jari Lahti”Genome-wide meta-analyses reveal novel loci for verbal short-term memory and learning”
    • Dr. Tuukka Raij”Human sense of reality”
    • Professor Tiina Paunio”Link between disturbed sleep and mood”
  • Short talks by young investigators, selected based on submitted abstracts.
    • Maija-Kreeta Koskinen (Vrije University Amsterdam)
    • Alexandra Lahtinen (University of Helsinki)
    • Rafael Moliner (University of Helsinki)
    • Mariliis Jaago (Protobios LLC / Tallinn University of Technology)
    • Karita Ojala (Psychiatric University Hospital Zürich)
  • Posters selected based on submitted abstracts. 

Target audience: Students, postdocs and faculty working on human genetic and imaging studies in psychiatric diseases, mechanisms of psychiatric diseases, including functional, pharmacological and genetic analyses in model organisms, and related fields. 

Credits (NEUBM-301): Students will receive 1 ECTS from attendance + submitting a 1 page essay on the scientific content of the symposium, or 2 ECTS by attendance + poster/oral presentation + essay.

Registration has been closed.

Registration deadline: 9.12.
Abstract submission deadline: 26.11. 

We hope to see you there!

  • Iiris Hovatta, PhD, professor of behavioral genetics      
  • Tiina Paunio, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry
  • Mikaela Laine, MSc, doctoral student
  • Fatma Doagu, MSc, doctoral student              

B&M Symposium 2020

October 15-­16, 2020  
Aalto University, Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo (Kaleva hall)

B&M Symposium 2020 website >>>

 

Kansainvälisen aivoviikon yleisöseminaari 10.3.2020

KIPU - Mitä se on?

Yleisöseminaari klo 17-19 (Porthania, Auditorio PII)

  • Tilaisuuden avaus. Kliinisen neuropsykiatrian professori Laura Hokkanen (Helsingin yliopisto)
  • Kipu, huonosti nukutut yöt ja ahdistus – miten purkaa noidankehä? Kipulääketieteen professori, kipuklinikan ylilääkäri Eija Kalso (Helsingin yliopisto / HYKS)
  • Kivun aivokuvantaminen – mitä kroonisesta kivusta tällä hetkellä tiedetään? Lääketieteen tohtori, neurokirurgian erikoislääkäri Nuutti Vartiainen (HYKS)
  • Kansallinen neurokeskus ja pääkaupunkiseudun yhteistyö. Professori Jari Koistinaho (Helsingin ja Itä-Suomen yliopistot)

Luentojen tallenteet: Unitube_Aivoviikko

elakoonaivot.fi/aivoviikko-2020-kipu-mita-se-on

POSTERINÄYTTELY 10.3.2020 klo 16 alkaen Porthanian aulassa

OTSIKKO

TEKIJÄT

YLIOPISTO

 

Yulia Sidorova, 
Paula Collin

Helsingin yliopisto, Biotekniikan instituutti

 

Pinja Kettunen, 
Juha Saarikangas

Helsingin yliopisto, Helsinki Institute of Life Science

 

Anni Pitkäniemi, 
Teppo Särkämö

Helsingin yliopisto, Psykologian

 

Venla Niinikoski, Anna Ptukha
Leonard Khirug

Helsingin yliopisto, Neurotieteen tutkimuskeskus

 

Peixin Nie
Mari Tervaniemi

Helsingin yliopisto, Psykologia

 

Tuuli Lankinen, 
Anni Herranen, Kuu Ikäheimo, Ulla Pirvola

Helsingin yliopisto, Molekulaariset ja integratiiviset biotieteet

 

Mikaela Laine, 
Iiris Hovatta

Helsingin yliopisto, Medicum

 

Emmi Olkkonen, 
Elisa Tasanko

Iiris Hovatta

Helsingin yliopisto, Medicum

 

Maciej Lalowski, 
Marc Baumann

Helsingin yliopisto, Medicum

 

Tuomas Mutanen, Jaakko Nieminen, Risto Ilmoniemi

Aalto-yliopisto, Neurotiede ja lääketieteellinen tekniikka

 

Aino Tervo, Mikko Nyrhinen, Ilkka Rissanen, Olli-Pekka Kahilakoski, 
Risto Ilmoniemi

Aalto-yliopisto, Neurotiede ja lääketieteellinen tekniikka

 

Sheng H. Wang
Matias Palva

Aalto-yliopisto, Neurotiede ja lääketieteellinen tekniikka

MEG–MRI-yhdistelmälaite 

Koos Zevenhoven

Aalto-yliopisto, Neurotiede ja lääketieteellinen tekniikka

 

Hanna Pankka, 
Timo Roine

Aalto-yliopisto, Neurotiede ja lääketieteellinen tekniikka

Brain awareness week 2020 poster exhibition in Porthania, University of Helsinki

 

Vuonna 2019, yleisöseminaarin aiheena oli "Addiktio"
Vuonna 2018, yleisöseminaarin aiheena oli "Aivot ja stressi"
Vuonna 2017, yleisöseminaarin aiheena oli "Kehittyvät aivot"
Vuonna 2016, yleisöseminaarin aiheena oli "Aivot ja uni"

Lisätietoja aikaisemmista aivoviikon yleisöseminaareista >

 

Kansainvälisen aivoviikon posterinäyttely 2019 
 

POSTERIT 2019

TEKIJÄT  

YLIOPISTO

 

Laura Sokka, Laura Schildt, Johanna Immonen, Iiris Hovatta

Helsingin yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta

 

Emma Saure, Juha Salmi, Maija Castren

Helsingin yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta

 

Sergei Tugin, Risto Ilmoniemi

Aalto-yliopisto, Neurotieteen ja lääketieteellisen tekniikan laitos

 

Pinja Kettunen, Juha Saarikangas

Helsingin yliopisto, Bio- ja ympäristötieteellinen tiedekunta

 

Okko Alitalo, Samuel Kohtala, Marko Rosenholm, Stanislav Rozov, Tomi Rantamäki

Helsingin yliopisto, Farmasian tiedekunta

 

Mikaela Laine, Iiris Hovatta

Helsingin yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta

 

Kuu Ikäheimo, Anni Herranen, Ulla Pirvola

Helsingin yliopisto, Bio- ja ympäristötieteellinen tiedekunta

 

Mia Haaranen, Vilja Järvi and Petri Hyytiä

Helsingin yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta

Lukivauva: Kielitaidon ja aivojen varhaisen kehityksen jäljillä

Anja Thiede, Linda Lönnqvist, Paula Virtala, Teija Kujala

Helsingin yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta

 

HY: Maarit Piirtola, Tellervo Korhonen, Jaakko Kaprio; THL: Satu Viertiö, Olli Kiviruusu, Jaana Suvisaari; HUS: Henna Haravuori, Anna Sofia Urrila, Mauri Marttunen

Helsingin yliopisto (HY), Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta; Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos (THL); Helsingin ja Uudenmaan Sairaanhoitopiiri (HUS)

 

Hamed Haque, Tuomas Puoliväli, Santeri Rouhinen, Jonni Hirvonen, Satu Palva, Matias Palva

Helsingin yliopisto, Neurotieteen tutkimuskeskus

 

Risto Halonen, Liisa Kuula, Jari Lahti, Tommi Makkonen, Katri Röikkönen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen

Helsingin yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta

 

Anni Herranen, Kuu Ikäheimo, Ulla Pirvola

Helsingin yliopisto, Bio- ja ympäristötieteellinen tiedekunta

 

Aino Tervo, Mikko Nyrhinen, Risto Ilmoniemi

Aalto-yliopisto, Neurotieteen ja lääketieteellisen tekniikan laitos

Time: Aug. 25 – 30, 2019
Place: Tartu / Pühajärve (Estonia) 
Organizers: Doctoral Programme Brain & MindUniversity of Helsinki, and University of Eastern Finland

Summary: The target group for this training course are doctoral and post-doctoral students working in broad areas of neuroscience and pharmacology. The aim of the course is to introduce a variety of methods available for assessment of rodent behaviour in laboratory conditions. A special emphasis is on translational potential of behavioural animal models. In addition, good practices for design and implementation of animal testing will be covered, addressing the ongoing debate and concerns regarding reliability and reproducibility of findings in basic research. 

Maximum number of students: 40
Credits: 2 ECTS for attendance, 3 ECTS for attendance with presentation (10 min slideshow)

 

 

Participation fee for students: 380 €, covering accommodation and meals during the course (5 nights)

FENS and IBRO-PERC provide 4 stipends of 750 EUR for master and/or PhD students interested in attending this course. (Deadline for FENS IBRO-PERC stipends has ended on March 31st).

 

Registration to the course has ended.

 

FENS and IBRO-PERC

 

 

More information from Vootele Voikar or Katri Wegelius.