The Minerva Foundation supports and promotes Finnish research in the field of natural sciences, especially medicine. The major activity is maintenance of the Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research at the Biomedicum Helsinki research center.
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NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
MINERVA SCIENTIFIC REPORT 2016
AWARD AVAILABLE FOR APPLICATION
MEDIX PRIZE OF THE MINERVA FOUNDATION FOR BIOSCIENCES 2017
The prize is awarded the 30th time, the award sum being 20.000€.
The Medix prize is awarded annually for an excellent Finnish scientific study published as one article during the previous year (now 2016). The study has to represent biomedicine or clinical medicine and to be performed entirely or in its essential parts in Finland. The Rector of the University of Helsinki or his representative will give out the prize in the autumn of 2017. The venue and date of the event are announced in due course. At the prize awarding event the winner will give a lecture on the content and significance of the awarded article.
Proposals for the publication to be awarded shall be sent to the chairman of the prize board, . prof. Vesa Olkkonen at the address firstname.lastname@example.org (deadline 2.5.2017). An electronic copy (PDF) of the candidate publication and preferrably a brief statement of justification (max. 1 page) shall be attached to the proposal. The publication may have one or several authors; In the latter case the prize will be shared among the authors. Review articles are not eligible for the prize; Of Ph.D. theses compiled of several articles only the individual original publications can be considered for the prize. Scientists’ proposals for awarding their own work are also welcomed.
GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR APPLICATION
SELMA AND MAJA-LISA SELANDER'S FUND FOR RESEARCH IN ODONTOLOGY
From Selma and Maja-Lisa Selanders fund 3-5 grants are awarded. The deadline for the applications is 2.5.2017 at 16.00. The applications (two copies) are sent to professor Vesa Olkkonen, Minerva Foundation, Tukholmankatu 8, 00290 Helsinki.The application should include the applicants CV, publication list and a research plan (max five pages). For Ph.D. students the application should include 1-2 references.
MINERVA FOUNDATION SYMPOSIUM & NEUROSCIENCE FINLAND 2016
Healthy and Pathological Wiring of the Developing Brain
October 25, 2016, Biomedicum Helsinki 1
MEDIX PRIZE OF THE MINERVA FOUNDATION 2016
Docent Pekka Katajisto's group
Institute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki
Winning article 2016
Stem cells. Asymmetric apportioning of aged mitochondria between daughter cell is required for stemness.
Science. 2015 Apr 17;348(6232):340-3.