Frontiers of Science spring 2021 program

    BioCity Turku continues the Frontiers of Science seminar series online as eTALKs during the spring 2021. The seminars are meant for both researchers and students and students can get ECTs from participation.

    Frontiers of Science is over 30-year-old seminar series arranged by BioCity Turku for its students and researchers, where BioCity Turku research programmes invite world-leading scientists to give a talk and present their latest results from their field of research. Traditionally these seminars are arranged on-site in BioCity but due to the pandemics, BioCity Turku launched last autumn a Frontiers of Science eTALK seminar series.


    In total six Frontiers of Science eTALKs with topics ranging from climate change to cancer

    The Frontiers of Science seminar program for spring 2021 is now ready and of the invited  speakers is Dr. Vishva M. Dixit, who will give the first eTALK of the season with title “Why so many ways to die?” on March 11th at 18:00. His research interest is on cell death and particularly in NF-kB signaling and ubiquitin modification. Dr. Dixit is the Vice-President of US-based company Genentech Inc.

    Academician of Science Markku Kulmala is also invited to present his life-long work studying climate change, and he will give his talk “Climate, air quality and COVID” on April 22nd at 12:00. Kulmala is a professor of aerosol and environmental physics at the University of Helsinki, and the world’s most cited geoscientist and a leading climate researcher.


    Student, have a cup of virtual coffee with the speaker!

    BioCity Turku offers a great possibility for students and young postdocs to create connections for future and to learn hosting skills in a friendly environment. Come and share a virtual cup of coffee with the speaker after the seminar, discuss about science and get new ideas and motivation to your work. Every student and postdoc are welcome to join, in spite of which research group they belong to. If you got interested, after registering to the event please send an email to

    Frontiers of Science seminars are arranged on Thursdays at 12:00, 15:00 or 18:00 via Zoom. Registration is obligatory and the registration links are available on BioCity Turku web site. Registration closes and the Zoom link and iCalendar invitation are sent one day prior the event.


    Frontiers of Science seminar program and registration links:

    Additional information:
    BioCity Turku Coordinator Maija Lespinasse, +358 40 5658 654,





    Frontiers of Science spring seminars 2021


    March 11th
    online at 18:00
    Dr. Vishva M. Dixit, Genentech Inc., US
    Why so many ways to die?
    host: Annika Meinander (
    Registration latest March 10th at 12:00


    March 25th
    online at 15:00
    Prof. Thomas Look, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, US
    Allosteric activators of protein phosphatase 2A display broad antitumor activity
    host: Jukka Westermarck (
    Registration latest March 24th at 12:00


    April 8th
    online at 12:00
    Prof. Didier Picard, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    The molecular chaperone Hsp90: probing its functions with drugs and gene deletions
    host: Outi Salo-Ahen (
    Registration latest April 7th at 12:00


    April 22nd
    online at 12:00
    Academician of Science Markku Kulmala, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Climate, air quality and COVID
    host: Eva-Mari Aro (
    Registration latest at April 21st at 12:00


    April 29th
    online at 18:00
    Dr. Aviv Regev, Genentech Inc., US
    Cell Atlases as roadmaps to treat disease
    host: Riitta Lahesmaa (
    Registration latest at April 28th at 12:00


    May 6th
    online at 12:00
    Prof. Xavier Trepat, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
    Mechanobiology of intestinal organoids
    host: Diana Toivola (
    Registration latest at May 5th at 12:00