The Academy will open a targeted call in response to the Government’s strategic key projects programme. The aim is to further strengthen research quality and impact. Click here to read more about the funding.
Academy Professor Markku Peltonen is fascinated by the similarities he finds between 17th-century newspapers and political pamphlets and the tone of messages posted on today’s social networking sites. As always, he says, studying history can teach us important lessons for the present day.
Nowadays, everywhere we go in our daily lives we are surrounded by a slew of materials that affect our health in unknown ways, or in ways we know very little about. FiDiPro Professor Anita Lloyd Spetz and her research team are studying the effects of particles on cells with novel test methods that utilise electrical measurements. The results of the research can provide new insights into health promotion.
New care practices may reduce the occurrences of challenging and violent situations on psychiatric wards. Maritta Välimäki, Professor of Nursing Science at the University of Turku, leads a high-risk project funded by the Academy of Finland, studying psychiatric hospitals as nursing environments and challenging situations occurring in these.
Academy Professor Elina Vuola’s ongoing research project represents a critical theological perspective on gender research. Her project involves interviewing Orthodox, Jewish and Skolt Sámi women in Finland in order to gain a more meaningful insight into questions of ethnicity, gender and religion.
Researchers in Finland are working to develop targeted drugs to act as neuroprotective agents in inflammatory brain diseases and neurodegenerative diseases. Heading a project funded under a high-risk funding trial, Academy Research Fellow Kristiina Huttunen is studying the role of prodrugs as an effective drug delivery method to cross the blood-brain barrier.
We actively cooperate with key funding agencies in the Nordic countries, in Europe and worldwide to ensure that Finnish researchers are in the best possible position to engage in high-standard international research collaboration. Read more about our international activities here.
Academy Professor Moncef Gabbouj is a leading scientist in the field of signal processing specialised in salient object extraction from video images and in smart search engines. Watch our video interview with him here.
Programmable materials is an emerging field of research that, for the uninitiated at least, may be a little hard to understand. Scientists could help by spending more time on popularising their research results, for example in the field of chemistry, says Vincenzo Palermo, professor of chemistry and physics at the Institute of Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity (ISOF) in Italy.