Courses and Events

The date and time when registration for a particular course opens in WebOodi is given in the course announcement. Once the call is opened a deadline for registrations is given. Usually the call for applications opens approximately one month and closes approximately two weeks before the course starts. These are only guidelines – always check the deadlines for the course you are interested in! Please follow your email and the doctoral programme homepages to stay up-to-date on courses.

See Instructions for students website for more information about

  • Registering courses and activities completed elsewhere (conferences etc) and
  • Registering study modules.

ILS degree structure and all courses and other study units in Weboodi.

Upcoming courses:

ILS-001 ILS Introductory course, 1 cr

22.8.2019 at 9-14, City Centre campus
More information and registration on Courses-page.

ILS-134 Finnish Structural Biology annual meeting (FinnBox) 2019

3.9.2019, Infocenter lecture hall 2
See webpage for more information and registration.

ILS-123 Statistical analysis with SPSS, 5 cr

16.10.2019 - 27.11.2019
More information on Courses-page. Registration will open in Autumn 2019.

ILS-136 RNA-seq data analysis, 3 cr

21.10.2019 - 25.10.2019
More information and registration on Courses-page.

ILS-132 RNA Biology in development and disease, 1 cr

22.11.2019 - 29.11.2019
More information on Courses-page. Registration will open in Autumn 2019.

ILS-111 Imaging technologies in biological sciences, 2 cr

Wed & Thu at 8.30-10.00
More information and registration coming in Autumn 2019. Link to Weboodi.

ILS-112 Special symposium on advanced imaging techniques, 2 cr

4.-6.3.2020, whole days
More information and registration coming in Autumn 2019. Link to Weboodi.

ILS-122  Light microscopy - practical course, 2 cr 

On week 12 or 13 year 2020 (March 2020)
More information and registration coming in Autumn 2019. Link to Weboodi.

ILS-135 Practical course in electron microscopy, 3 cr

On week 16/17 year 2020 (April 2020)
More information and registration coming in Autumn 2019.


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Doctoral School in Health Sciences offers courses in transferable skills (general competence studies). See list below.

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Cell Biology Club

The Cell Biology Club seminar series will be organized on selected Thursdays at 14.15-15.30. Coffee is served at 14.00. Everybody welcome! 

Place: Biocenter 2, room 2012

Cell Biology Club Autumn 2019

Thu 12.9.2019

Thu 10.10.2019

Thu 14.11.2019

Thu 12.12.2019

Organiser: Dr Sari Tojkander, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
See also WebOodi: ILS-113 and ILS-114

Molecules Club

The Structural Biology and Biophysics (SBB) Molecules Club has been held monthly (since Autumn 2016), normally on Tuesdays 9.15-10 am, and feature the talks from Viikki campus research groups on molecular biosciences and structural biology and biophysics, as well as from invited guest speakers. The club is held in Biocenter 3 3rd floor, seminar room 3401 (unless otherwise specified). The meetings are open to all. Credits will be available for students (instructions coming soon).

Keni Vidilaseris/Goldman lab, Faculty of Biosciences
"Asymmetry in catalysis by Thermotoga maritima membrane-bound pyrophosphatase demonstrated by a non-phosphorous allosteric inhibitor."

Ilona Rissanen/Huiskonen Lab, HiLife and Faculty of Biosciences
"Hantavirus envelope architecture and antigenicity"

"Protein production services at VTT"

Peter Sarin/Faculty of Biosciences
“Connecting the dots: how post-transcriptional RNA modification modulates translation.”

Prof. Juha Saarikangas/HILife, Helsinki Institute of Life Science

Updated programme here

Developmental biology journal club (ILS-109)

Weekly journal club held every Thursday at 9.00-10.00 during the semester.
Room: Biocenter 3, seminar room 3401. Coffee and refreshments are served.

Spring 2019 speakers:

7.2 Stem cell seminar
14.2 Jyoti Satta
28.2 Ana-Marija Sulic
7.3 Martin Kracklauer
14.3 Kristen Kurtzeborn
21.3 Otto Mäkelä
28.3 Kaia Achim (research seminar)
4.4 Isabel Mogollon
11.4 Hao Li
18.4 Yunxian Huang
25.4 Qiang Lan
9.5 Swetha Gopalakrishnan
16.5 Stem cell seminar
23.6 reserved

Link to WebOodi: ILS-109

Credits: 1-3 op, maximum 3 op (1 from attendance, 2 from presentations).
Organizer: Dr. Osamu Shimmi
Program and instructions:


Genome Club

On selected Thursdays at 15:15 in Biocenter 3, room 3402 (unless otherwise mentioned).

January 24th
Pasi Rastas from the Auvinen lab
How to anchor genomes with linkage maps

Jaan-Olle Andressoo
Gene Knock Up via 3'UTR editing to study gene function

April 25th 
Hans Mattila from Taina Lundell lab
“Coregulation of wood-decay fungal metabolic pathways under changing atmospheric conditions”
Mikko Kivikoski from Löytynoja lab
“Digging into linkage maps: Frequency and distribution of crossing-overs”

Jukka-Pekka Verta from Primmer lab
"Seasonal and allele-specific expression dynamics of a major age-at-maturity gene in Atlantic salmon"

Organizer: Susana Garcia,

Tool Of the Month (TOM) is a monthly course to discuss various tools and methods that we, bioinformaticians, use in our research. We discuss various bioinformatics relevant algorithms, softwares, packages in R/Python/Perl/any-of-your-favourite-language. And if you want to talk about your research/tool/method that’s even better!

Link to TOM program:

  • Microbiology seminars (by MBDP doctoral programme)
  • Virus Club (by MBDP doctoral programme)
  • NorDoc network (Scandinavian network in health sciences)
  • NOVA network (Scandinavian network for veterinary medicine, agriculture & forestry)
    • The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are members of the NOVA (The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network). Students of member faculties may participate on NOVA courses free of charge (travel and accommodation not included).
  • CSC, IT-center for sciences

  • Na­tional courses FinBioNet page (→ FinBioNet course calendar)