Frontiers of Science autumn 2022 seminars starts October 6th

Frontiers of Science is a 25-year-old seminar series arranged by BioCity Turku, where BioCity Turku researchers invite world-leading scientists to give a talk and present their latest results from their field of research. The seminars are intended for both researchers and students and students can get ECTs from participation.

– We are happy to be able to arrange again all the Frontiers of Science seminars on-site. Lectures won’t be recorded nor broadcasted, so the only way to listen to these great talks is to come in person and meet your colleagues, says Professor Klaus Elenius, Scientific Director of BioCity Turku.

– Also we decided to move a bit away from BioCity neighborhood and since we have plenty of BioCity Turku research groups working in Aurum, we wanted to arrange the December seminar in Argentum auditorium. The December lecture is dealing with computing, data and energy production that are topics, which surely interests many of us, Elenius continues.

Take a look at the full Frontiers of Science seminar program from here:

Student, have a face-to-face lunch with a world-leading scientist!

BioCity Turku offers a great possibility for students and early-career postdocs to create connections for future and to learn hosting skills in a friendly environment. After each seminar, the speaker will have lunch with maximum six students with no PIs around. The atmosphere during the lunch has been very casual and positive, even leading to informal invitations to join the speaker’s research group. This is an excellent opportunity for all PhD students to start building their own scientific networks. If you got interested please send an email to

Frontiers of Science seminars are on Thursdays at 12:00.

The seminars are arranged either in BioCity, Presidentti auditorium (October and November) or in Aurum, Argentum auditorium (December). There is no registration to the on-site events and there is coffee and sandwich served before the seminar.

If you are a student and wish to collect ECTs, please print the Seminar Diary and ask the coordinator to sign it after the seminar.

Print the Seminar Diary from here: 

Additional information

Download and add all the Frontiers of Science seminars to your calendar:

Take a look at the poster from here:

More information from Frontiers of Science seminars:

Any questions? Just ask!
BioCity Turku Coordinator Maija Lespinasse, +358 40 5658 654,


October 6th
Prof. Aled Clayton,
Cardiff University, UK
How do extracellular vesicles work?
Host: Janne Leivo (

CANCELLED: October 13th
Ana Teixeira
, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Mapping and targeting membrane protein nanodomains
Host: Cecilia Sahlgren (

November 3rd
Prof. Gilles van Wezel
, Leiden University, Netherlands
Ecology-inspired approaches towards antibiotic discovery in Actinobacteria
Prof. Jacques Neefjes, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Detoxifying anthracycline anti-cancer drugs for new treatment options of relapsed cancer patients
Host: Mikko Metsä-Ketelä (

November 10th
Prof. Christian Wolfrum
, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Adipocyte plasticity and its impact on metabolism
Host: Kirsi Virtanen (

November 17th
Prof. Johanna Myllyharju
, University of Oulu, Finland
Prolyl 4-hydroxylation – a druggable protein modification with central roles in collagen synthesis and regulation of hypoxia response
Host: Jyrki Heino (

December 8th
Frontiers of Science meets Aurum!
Prof. Gianfranco Pacchioni, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Computer driven material discovery
Host: Dmitry Murzin (