Academy of Finland PROFI7 funding to strengthen immunology research at University of Turku
The Academy of Finland has taken decisions on the latest round of PROFI funding, a funding scheme aimed at bolstering the research profiles of Finnish universities. University of Turku was granted 12.3 million euros in the Profi 7 call. The granted funding supports the following three profiling areas at the University of Turku during the funding term 2023–2028: Capitalising Immunity to Combat Disease (IMMUNOCAP), Evolution through Contact and Communication Networks (Human Diversity) and Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (SUSMAT). These chosen profiling areas strengthen the strategic research and education profiles defined in the University’s strategy.
Professor Riitta Lahesmaa is the director of IMMUNOCAP
- Capitalising Immunity to Combat Disease (IMMUNOCAP) focuses on the immune system from basic mechanisms to innovative solutions in preventing, diagnosing, and treating immune-mediated diseases. IMMUNOCAP connects to the strategic research and education profile of “Health, diagnostics and drug development” and it is also linked to the InFLAMES flagship.