Courses and events

The date and time when registration for a particular course opens 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.

Monthly on selected Wednesdays at 15:00

Credits: 1-3 ECTS overall (requires confirmed participation in 8 seminars)

Participation confirmation:  By signing your name to the list at the seminar room B236A or via confirmation of online viewing (see below).

Additional information:  If you are viewing the seminar from your own computer, please sign in to the online seminar room with your full name and university (e.g. Jon Doe Helsinki).

10.1. University of Helsinki:
Katja Tuomainen (MSc, PhD candidate):
Oral squamous cell carcinoma drug sensitivity and resistance testing in 3D matrices
Online link

14.2. University of Turku

7.3. University of Oulu

11.4. University of Helsinki:
Abdelhakim Salem (DDS, PhD candidate):
Histamine H4 receptor: A novel therapeutic target in oral premalignancy and tongue cancer

9.5. University of Turku




National coordinators:

Appoint a local coordinator

  • Host should open the link 15 mins before the start and test the video and audio
  • Remember to enable the microphone (so the audience can ask questions)



  • 15 mins max (of which at least 5 mins should be introduction)
  • Think of one take-home message that you wish the audience to leave with.
  • Remember that the audience is of a very mixed and diverse academic background.
  • Do not go too deeply into methodology
  • Focus key messages that will appeal to a broad audience
  • It is a good idea to give a structured presentation eg: introduction, background, context, objectives, methods, results, limitations, clinical significance/implications, conclusions.
  • Every slide should be self-explicatory (In case the audience cannot hear you)
  • Make sure to include text in the slides.


  • Speak clearly and slowly
  • Use the mouse as a pointer, not a laser pointer as participants at different location can only see your computer screen
  • Stay on camera/microphone
  • The presenter should repeat the questions asked by the audience, so that the video audience can hear the question too

Send a pdf of the slides beforehand to findos-national(at)