R'Life Academy Programme Annual Seminar
The Molecular Regulatory Networks of Life (R’Life) Academy Programme organizes its 3rd Annual Seminar on 25–26 October 2022 at Viikki Campus. The seminar will start at 13:00 on the first day and conclude by 14:00 on the second day. The themes of the seminar are 1) Connections between different levels of regulatory networks and 2) Implementing and combining new research methods. The event will be held in English.
Molecular Regulatory Networks of Life (R’Life) Academy Programme explores how various mechanisms create links between different parts of the genome and gene networks and how these links regulate life functions. The programme aims to yield key information on networks that regulate the function of cells, tissues, and individuals. Read more about R’Life programme here!
The R’Life Academy Programme Annual Seminar provides an excellent possibility to hear about ongoing research in the programme. On the first seminar day, we will have a keynote presentation by Omer Bayraktar from Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK and on the second day by Fernanda Pinheiro from Human Technopole, Italy.
You’re warmly welcome to join the two-day seminar at Hall 2041, Biocentre 2 at Viikki Campus or follow the event stream online. The seminar is open to everybody interested in molecular biology.
Tuesday, 25 October: Implementing and combining new research methods
13.00 / 1 PM Welcome
13.05 Jaakko Pohjoismäki (University of Eastern Finland) / xHARES Consortium: Genomic compatibility as the backstop at the species boundary
13.35 Norman Zielke (University of Helsinki; Taipale group): Defining the essential downstream targets of the Myc proto-oncogene
14.05 Jussi Jäntti (VTT) / AdaGe consortium: Interplay of genome structure and metabolic network in adaptation
14.35 Coffee break
15.00 Sara Wickström (University of Helsinki) / NucleoMech Consortium: Nucleomechanical regulation of cell states – from pluripotency to cancer
15.30 Melanie Brien (University of Helsinki; Mappes group): A novel family-based sequencing approach and dissection of regulatory networks underlying a colour polymorphism
16.15 / 4.15 PM / 8.15 AM CDT Keynote speech: Omer Bayraktar (Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK): Dissecting human tissue architecture and pathology using spatial transcriptomics (online via MS Teams)
17–19 Poster session & snacks
Wednesday, 26 October: Connections between different levels of regulatory networks
9.00 / 9 AM Keynote speech: Fernanda Pinheiro (Human Technopole, Milan, Italy): From systems biology to ecological and evolutionary predictions (online via MS Teams)
9.45 Coffee break at poster stands
10.00 Mikko Frilander (University of Helsinki): The consequences of minor spliceosome dysregulation on global transcriptome and proteome
10.30 Aleksia Vaattovaara (University of Helsinki; Hytönen group): Molecular regulatory networks of climate adaptation
11.00 Jukka Kekäläinen (University of Eastern Finland): Towards molecular-level understanding of fertilization and sexual selection
12.30 Laura Elo (University of Turku) / LincReg Consortium: LincRNA Orchestrated Molecular Regulatory Networks of Human Immune Response
13.00–14.00 Afternoon coffee at the posters
- Heikki Vilen, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 135
- Sara Illman, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 119
- Tiina Neuvonen, Coordinator, tel. +358 295 335 076
Our email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi.