New PhD training opportunities in Turku Bioscience

    Ten ImmuDocs Doctoral Education Pilot projects with fully funded 3-year positions selected for Turku Bioscience research groups!

    The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture has funded ImmuDocs National Doctoral Education Pilot based on the Immune System with 20.7M€. The ImmuDocs National Doctoral Education Pilot focuses on immunology, including all types of inflammatory diseases driven by aberrant immune responses.

    The first set of ImmuDocs Doctoral Education Pilot projects at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University have been selected.

    TBC projects chosen, among others, include:

    University of Turku

    • Laura Elo: A computational-experimental approach to identify neo-epitopes for cancer immunotherapies
    • Johanna Ivaska: Immune cell modulation of vascular homeostasis and cancer dissemination
    • Riitta Lahesmaa: New regulators and molecular mechanisms to control human T cell response
    • Tapio Lönnberg: Precision immunoprofiling and peripheral biomarkers of synovial tissue inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
    • Matej Oresic: The role of novel conjugated bile and N-acyl-amides in regulating the immune system


    • Carlos Rogerio Figueiredo: Institute of Biomedicine, Exploring a novel immunoproteasome activation factor to enhance cross-presentation and responses to anti-PD1 blockade in cold tumors.
    • Pieta Mattila: Institute of Biomedicine, Extracellular vesicles as novel regulators of the immune response and B lymphocyte activation

    Åbo Akademi University:

    • Eleanor Coffey: Development of targeted assays to measure lysosomal dysfunction and infectious pathogenic signatures as primary sources of immune system dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.


    • Guillaume Jacquemet: Deciphering the interaction of Circulating Cell with Endothelial Cells using computer vision
    • Hongbo Zhang and Silvia Gramolelli: Utilizing PNA/MNAzymes to generate precision immunodiagnostic tools for Epstein-Barr virus and CAR-T cell detection.

    Open call for applications at University of Turku

    More information on InFLAMES website