January 31

Kliinisen patologian nykynäkymiä: Aino Mutka

​Lasten kasvainten WHO-luokitus

Aino Mutka

Start time: 31/01/2023 12:15
End time: 31/01/2023 13:00
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: Patologian kirjasto (C-porras, 2. krs), Haartmaninkatu 3, 00290 Helsinki
Type: Seminar
Organization: UH, Faculty of Medicine
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January 31

Special seminar: Anette Arild

Exercise and the ageing brain: findings from the Generation 100 Brain substudy

Anette Arild is a medical doctor currently writing her doctoral thesis on white matter hyperintensities in the 5-year long randomised controlled trial ‘Generation 100’ at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. (Link to first published paper from 2022 on the effects of 5 years of exercise on WMH). She plans to do a postdoc at NTNU to discover more about the general older population and the brain.  

Start time: 31/01/2023 13:00
End time: 31/01/2023 14:00
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Biomedicum 2, 3rd floor lunch space
Type: Seminar
Organization: FIMM
Contact person:
January 31


CAR-T solut
Start time: 31/01/2023 14:00
End time: 31/01/2023 14:45
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: HUSLAB talo, Topeliuksenkatu 32, 7krs, kokoushuone Kurki G7401
Type: Seminar
Organization: UH, Faculty of Medicine
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February 01

Wihuri Research Institute Special Seminar by Dr. Anu Suomalainen-Wartiovaara

Why diseases manifest in tissue-specific manner? Metabolism in spotlight

Dr. Anu Suomalainen-Wartiovaara is Academy Professor at the University of Helsinki and Chief Physician at the Helsinki University Hospital. Her lab focuses on clarifying molecular basis of tissue-specificity in disease manifestations. They focus on mechanisms how different mitochondrial-elicited signals modify whole-cellular, organ and systemic metabolism and result in disease manifestations sometimes in the brain, other times only in the liver, muscle or heart. They have described major metabolic stress responses that modify cellular metabolic homeostasis in a tissue-specific manner and, importantly, have shown that these responses can be targetable by metabolic bypass or rewiring therapies. The overarching goal of ASWlab of mitochondrial medicine is to use basic biology tools and metabolic knowledge to clarify molecular pathogenesis and identify and test potential treatment targets.


Recent publications:


Ignatenko O, Malinen S, Rybas S, Vihinen H, Nikkanen J, Kononov A, Jokitalo ES, Ince-Dunn G, Suomalainen A. Mitochondrial dysfunction compromises ciliary homeostasis in astrocytes. J Cell Biol. 2023 Jan 2;222(1):e202203019.


Mito T, Vincent AE, Faitg J, Taylor RW, Khan NA, McWilliams TG, Suomalainen A. Mosaic dysfunction of mitophagy in mitochondrial muscle disease. Cell Metab. 2022;34:197-208.


Pirinen E, Auranen M, Khan NA, Brilhante V, Urho N, Pessia A, Hakkarainen A, Ulla Heinonen JK, Schmidt MS, Haimilahti K, Piirilä P, Lundbom N, Taskinen MR, Brenner C, Velagapudi V, Pietiläinen KH, Suomalainen A. Niacin Cures Systemic NAD+ Deficiency and Improves Muscle Performance in Adult-Onset Mitochondrial Myopathy.Cell Metab. 2020;32(1):144.


Forsström S, Jackson CB, Carroll CJ, Kuronen M, Pirinen E, Pradhan S, Marmyleva A, Auranen M, Kleine IM, Khan NA, Roivainen A, Marjamäki P, Liljenbäck H, Wang L, Battersby BJ, Richter U, Velagapudi V, Nikkanen J, Euro L, Suomalainen A. Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 Drives Dynamics of Local and Systemic Stress Responses in Mitochondrial Myopathy with mtDNA Deletions. Cell Metab. 2019;30:1040-1054


Hämäläinen RH, Landoni JC, Ahlqvist KJ, Goffart S, Ryytty S, Rahman MO, Brilhante V, Icay K, Hautaniemi S, Wang L, Laiho M, Suomalainen A. Defects in mtDNA replication challenge nuclear genome stability through nucleotide depletion and provide a unifying mechanism for mouse progerias.Nat Metab. 2019;1:958-965.


Start time: 01/02/2023 13:00
End time: 01/02/2023 14:00
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Biomedicum1, lecture hall 2, Haartmaninkatu 8, 00290 Helsinki
Type: Seminar
Organization: Wihurin tutkimuslaitos
Contact person:
February 01

Biostatistics drop-in workshop

Are you a researcher needing support with any statistical aspect of your work? The Biostatistics Consulting Service here at Meilahti Campus holds drop-in workshop sessions every other week to answer smaller questions about your analysis - solving a particular problem, how to get started, etc. We provide service in Finnish, English and Swedish.


The next workshop is on Wednesday 1st February, at 13:00-15:00 in Biomedicum 2B, in the Olohuone on floor 6. Come whenever you can. Note that you may end up waiting a while for your turn, especially early on in the session. We aim to spend no more than 15 minutes with each customer.



  • your computer
  • your data
  • your questions

and we biostatisticians will be on hand to help and guide.


Registration is not required, but you can help us prepare for your questions by filling in this form. The workshops are open to any researcher at the university's Medical Faculty, HUS or FIMM.


For more in-depth questions, please book a one-on-one consultation session using this e-form where we will have time to go into more detail.


From the Biostatistics Team

Paula, Hanna, Olavi & Ville


Start time: 01/02/2023 13:00
End time: 01/02/2023 15:00
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Biomedicum 2, 6th floor lounge
Type: Other
Organization: Biostatistics Consulting Service
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