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New Tenure Track Researchers at BioMediTech

06.09.2016

PhD Veikko Sariola has started as Assistant Professor (bio-MEMS in cell and tissue engineering) at BioMediTech (Tampere University of Technology) in August. Read more about his research from TUT website.

PhD Oommen P Oommen has started as Assistant Professor (Biomaterials for cell and tissue engineering) at BioMediTech (Tampere University of Technology 1 September, 2016.

PhD Jaan-Olle Adressoo has started as Associate Professor (cell and tissue engineering) at BioMediTech (University of Tampere) on 1 September, 2016

PhD Vesa Hytönen has started as Associate Professor (cell and molecular biology) at BioMediTech (University of Tampere) on 1 September, 2016. He has previously worked for us as University Instructor (Biotechnology).

PhD Susanna Miettinen will be starting as Associate Professor (cell and tissue engineering) on 1 January, 2017. She is currently working as a University Researcher and Group leader at BioMediTech/ University of Tampere.


PhD Mervi Ristola Succeeded in the Tough Competition for Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Funding

22.6.2016

BioMediTech researcher, PhD Mervi Ristola received postdoctoral funding from Academy of Finland to study demyelinating disesases, which damage the myelin sheath protecting nerve fibres in the brain. Demyelinating disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, are the most common disabling neurological diseases of young adults worldwide.

The competition for funding was exceptionally tough this year with only nine percent success rate. The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Health decided to fund 14 new research posts as Postdoctoral Researcher. The three-year funding periods will start in September 2016.

Read more on Academy Finland website


BioMediTech Moves ongoing on Kauppi Campus

17.6.2016

During the summer, BioMediTech offices and laboratories on Kauppi campus are moving to the new Arvo building. BioMediTech institute together with School of Medicine and School of Health Sciences at UTA will be able to use the space of over 23,000 m2  for different teaching and research purposes.

By the beginning of autumn term, Arvo will house approximately 600 employees and 1,200 students. The modern facilities and the top-level equipment provide good opportunities for high-level teaching and the work of top-level researchers. Arvo is located in Lääkärinkatu 1, Tampere.


BioMediTech is Developing a New Treatment for Corneal Damage

16.6.2016

A novel stem cell-based treatment method for serious corneal damage is being developed at BioMediTech (BMT), the joint institute of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. A new project is about to start investigating how this innovation could be made available to patients and the doctors who treat them.

The project is being carried out by Associate Professor Heli Skottman and her research team together with BMT’s business development team in cooperation with international experts.

The ultimate goal of the project is to find ways of treating those patients in particular who have a limbal stem cell deficiency in both eyes. Currently, no treatment is available for these patients.

The EUR 750,000 project is funded by the University of Tampere together with TEKES – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, which is providing the two-and-a-half year project with EUR 526,000 from the “New knowledge and business from research ideas” research fund.

Read more on UTA Research & Study News


Funding for Developing International Operations

10.6.2016

The council of Tampere region has given BioMediTech 45,960 € for enhancing BioMediTech’s international operations. The council of Tampere region prepares to fund the project with 174,300 in total by June, 2018, but the decision made now was for the year 2016.

The project aims at utilising the cooperation with the BioVille business incubator in Belgium to better reach the markets and partners in Central Europe for innovations coming from top-quality research.

More information from:

Juho Väisänen, Programme Manager juho.vaisanen (at) biomeditech.fi

 

30.09.2016 at 12:00 (- 16:00) MSc Eero Lihavainen will publicly defend his doctoral thesis “Image Analysis Methods for the Characterization of Mitochondrial Morphology and Dynamics” on Friday, 30 September 2016 starting at 12 in Tampere University of Technology, Tietotalo building, Auditorium TB109. Professor Carolina Wählby (Uppsala University, Sweden) will act as the opponent. The Custos is Associate Professor (tenure track) Andre S. Ribeiro from the Department of Signal Processing.

30.09.2016 European Researchers’ Night Tampere a science event that makes science and the work of scientists familiar to the general public all over Europe. In Tampere, children, adolescents and adults can get to know more about science at 2–10 pm as the event programme extends across the city centre and university campuses. Free entrance – welcome!

21.10.2016 at 12:00 (- 16:00) MSc Minna Sikiö will publicly defend her doctoral thesis “Textural Features in Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis of the Brain and Thigh Muscles” on Friday, 21 October 2016 starting at 12 in Tampere University of Technology, Tietotalo building, Auditorium TB109. Associate Professor Marius Mayerhoefer (Medical University of Vienna, Austria) will act as the opponent. The Custos is Professor Hannu Eskola from the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering.

25.11.2016 BioMediTech Research Day at 8.30–18.00 @ Arvo building, UTA Kauppi campus (Lääkärinkatu 1)

 

      
 

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