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How to Commercialise Your PhD in Life Sciences - Health Talks

Welcome to the next event from the Health Talks series - health, life sciences and entrepreneurship talks organised by Aalto University, Centria Health Hub, Health Design, Health Hub Tampere, HealthHub Finland EDIH, Healthtech Finland, Health Turku, HiLIFE (University of Helsinki), Kuopio Health, OuluHealth and Terkko Health Hub.




In this Health Talks, we will look at the paths that PhD researchers can undertake to commercialise their idea.


Doing a PhD often feels like a natural step of a prospecting academic career, which usually leads to a postdoc or a researcher positions and occasionally down the line to a professorship. However, it doesn't need to be so, and there are many ways how a PhD and the concepts one works on during the programme can benefit the world already now. In this event, we will hear inspiring stories of doctoral researchers who decided to follow an unconventional path and take steps in commercialising their promising results.


- 28.09, 09:30 - 11:00

- Online in Zoom

- Register here




09:30 – Welcome to today’s Health Talks by Terkko, Aalto and HiLIFE

09:45 – Anna Ptukha, University of Helsinki

10:15 – Yohann Le Bourlout, Aalto University

10:45 – Closing words




Anna Ptukha is a PhD researcher at the Doctoral Programme Brain and Mind, and a master's student in Translation Medicine, University of Helsinki. She is the co-founder of MIND'S EYE – a startup developing timely diagnostics of developmental conditions with eye tracking. She is also creating a low-cost, rapid and accessible ADHD diagnostic tool for middle school children in a commercialization project at the University of Helsinki.


Yohann Le Bourlout is a PhD researcher at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University. Together with his supervisor Heikki Nieminen, he is developing an ultrasonically actuated medical needle that can improve treatment and reduce discomfort of such interventions as biopsy. The commercialization steps of the device are just about to start, and it was recently tested in practice.

Aloitusaika: 28.09.2023 09:30
Lopetusaika: 28.09.2023 11:00
Kesto: 1 hour 30 minutes
Sijainti: remotely
Tyyppi: Other
Organisaatio: Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE
Yhteyshenkilö: aleksandra.dobrego@helsinki.fi
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Thermo Fisher and UPM seminar

Multiplexing by Luminex, an innovative method for biomarkers expression quantification
At the seminar, Renaud Colisson, Senior Field Application Specialist from Thermo Fischer Scientific will demonstrate multiplexing by Luminex®. The Luminex platform is a powerful combination of Luminex xMAP instruments and multiplex assays for RNA and protein detection and measurement.

Renaud will be joined by the UPM Biomedicals Life Science Applications Manager, Piia Mikkonen. You can red more on the seminar and about Luminex by opening the attached PDF flyer.

Looking forward to your attendance,

UPM Biomedicals - www.upmbiomedicals.com”
Aloitusaika: 28.09.2023 13:00
Lopetusaika: 28.09.2023 14:00
Kesto: 1 hour
Sijainti: Biomedicum 2U, 1st floor coffee area
Tyyppi: Seminar
Organisaatio: UPM Biomedicals
Yhteyshenkilö: piia.mikkonen@upm.com
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Special Seminar by Melissa Little

Moving from kidney development to stem cell-derived human kidney tissue

Professor Melissa Little, AC, BSc (Hons I), PhD, GAICD, FAAHMS, FAAS, is CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), Executive Director of reNEW Copenhagen, Chief Scientist at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and leader of the Kidney Regeneration Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia where she holds an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow.   Melissa is the Immediate Past President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research and holds an honorary position as Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne.  
Internationally recognised for her work on kidney development and her pioneering studies into potential regenerative therapies in the kidney, Professor Little’s approach to generating kidney organoids from human pluripotent stem cells has been adopted across the globe where it is being applied to disease modelling, drug screening and renal replacement therapies. Founded on >30 years of fundamental developmental biology, her stem cell research illustrates the capacity for understanding to be applied to product development. Professor Little’s work has been recognised by many awards, including the GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence (2005), an Eisenhower Fellowship (2006), a Boorhaave Professorship (2015) and Honorary Doctorate (2019), Leiden University, the Eureka Prize (2016), the Alfred Newton Richards Award from the International Society for Nephrology (2018) for her kidney organoid research, the Julian Wells Medal (2020) for her outstanding contribution to understanding of genetic basis of kidney development, the Homer W. Smith Award (2021) for outstanding contributions that fundamentally affect the science of nephrology, and the NHMRC Marshall and Warren Ideas Grant Award (2021) for being the top ranked recipient in the Ideas Grant Scheme for 2021.
Melissa is a Companion of the Order of Australia, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Danish Royal Academy of Science and Letters. She is on the editorial board of the Cell Stem Cell, Nature Reviews Nephrology, Development and Kidney International. Melissa has previously held the role of President of the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research, Program Leader of Stem Cells Australia, and the Chief Scientific Officer of the Australian Stem Cell Centre.

Aloitusaika: 28.09.2023 14:00
Lopetusaika: 28.09.2023 15:00
Sijainti: Biomedicum 1, meeting room 8-9
Tyyppi: Seminar
Organisaatio: Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE
Yhteyshenkilö: satu.kuure@helsinki.fi
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Dissertation: Johanna Joensuu

Johanna Joensuu, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Doctoral Program in Population Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Factors behind the childbirth experience - influence on future reproduction

Opponent: professor Kaarin Mäkikallio, University of Turku

Aloitusaika: 29.09.2023 12:00
Lopetusaika: 29.09.2023 14:00
Kesto: 2 hours
Sijainti: Naistenklinikka, Seth Wichmann -sali, Haartmaninkatu 2
Tyyppi: Dissertation
Organisaatio: UH, Faculty of Medicine
Yhteyshenkilö: johanna.joensuu@hus.fi
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Dissertation: Martta Jokinen

Martta Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Doctoral Program in Clinical Research
Gut Microbiome, Gastrointestinal Immunity And The Protective Role Of Cytokine-Specific Autoantibodies In Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome Type 1

Opponent:  professori Timo Hautala, University of Oulu

Aloitusaika: 29.09.2023 12:00
Lopetusaika: 29.09.2023 14:00
Kesto: 2 hours
Sijainti: HUS Skin- and allergyhospital, lecture hall 1, Meilahdentie 2
Tyyppi: Dissertation
Organisaatio: UH, Faculty of Medicine
Yhteyshenkilö: martta.jokinen@gmail.com