Thematics TeamUp: Health Campus Turku meets HDDD

    October 24th at 12:00-16:00
    on-site event
    Visiting Centre Joki, Cave

    Put your multidisciplinary hat on and be ready for a crash!

    In this event Health, Diagnostics and Drug Development (HDDD) Thematic collaboration will introduce itself to Health Campus Turku, and vice versa. Come along for a fun and relaxed yet informative afternoon accompanied by a tasty menu. You get to meet researchers and experts from many different disciplines, expand your own network and quite possibly walk away with new ideas for collaboration.

    In the key note speech, The online space is for humans – and so must be the data, we will dive head first into the world of data and learn why data is not just for engineers. Our captivating guest speaker, Katariina Kari, will share her expertese on data and knowledge graphs by telling us why it is essential to understand the language of our intended target audience when communicating online, whether internally or externally. Most of our work and communication today happens online, and growingly so. Why should we care about data and how does a more human friendly data serve our collaboration partners and internally, our organization. Katariina Kari is the lead ontologist at Inter IKEA Systems. Katariina holds a Master in Science and Master in Music specialising in semantic web and guiding humankind to the digital age. Katariina makes use of varied semantic web technologies to realise knowledge graphs across many domains, especially lifestyle and e-commerce.


    Registration to the event is open until Monday 17 October
    Please note that the registration is binding.
    However, if you have to cancel you participation please inform Maija Lespinasse (


    12.00 Lunch and opening of the event
    Markus Juonala, Health Campus Turku research working group leader
    Jyrki Heino, HDDD chair of executive committee
    12.30 Key note speech
    Katariina Kari, Lead Ontologist, Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
    The online space is for humans – and so must be the data
    13.00 Introducing Health Campus Turku
    Leena Setälä, VSSHP Director of Development
    What is Health Campus Turku – organisation and research
    Janne Lahtiranta, TScP Network Manager
    TERTTU Collaboration Service
    14.00 Prime networking moment – don’t walk away empty handed!
    Tuomas Riihimäki in piano, together with bubbles and snacks
    14.30 Introducing Health, Diagnostics and Drug Development thematic collaboration
    Jyrki Heino, HDDD chair of executive committee
    Health Communication
    Jukka Westermarck, Turku Bioscience Research Director
    Clinical Disease Biomarkers
    Niina Junttila, HDDD vice-chair of executive committee
    New STN funded project: Right to belong
    15.30 Wrap up – How can we benefit from each other, if at all?
    Leena Setälä, VSSHP Director of Development
    16.00 The event ends



    Thematics TeamUp is a continuous series of informal networking events for researchers and collaborators interested in the different topics. The networking events are hosted by the six thematic collaborations of the University of Turku.