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Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research


Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research is a private institute in biomedicine that is located at Biomedicum Helsinki in close association with Helsinki University in a large congolomerate of modern laboratories with research groups in the biomedical and medical research fields. At Minerva about 40 persons including scientists, PhD students and technical assistants are actively working in nine research groups. General theme of the research is the study of basic cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying important human diseases, including heart and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and neurological disorders.

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3/2019 - Open for application

Medix prize of the Minerva Foundation

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Minerva Foundation we declare open for application

TWO MEDIX PRIZES OF THE MINERVA FOUNDATION FOR BIOSCIENCES 2019

Each 20.000€

The Medix Prize is awarded annually for an excellent Finnish scientific study published as one article during the previous year (now 2018). One of the prizes is awarded for a study of clinical medicine and the other for biomedical basic research. The work must 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 2019. The venue and date of the event are announced in due course. At the prize awarding event the winners will give a lecture on the content and significance of the awarded articles.

Proposals for the publication to be awarded shall be sent to the chairman of the prize board, prof. Vesa Olkkonen at the address vesa.olkkonen@helsinki.fi (deadline 2.5.2019). The applicant must decide which prize he or she is applying for and express it clearly in the proposal with a heading “clinical medicine” or “biomedical basic research”.  An electronic copy (PDF) of the candidate publication and preferably 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.

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3/2019 - Open for application

Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander's Fund for Research in Odontology

From Selma and Maja-Lisa Selanders fund 5-8 grants are awarded. The deadline for the applications is 2.5.2019 at 16.00. The applications are sent electronically to professor Vesa Olkkonen at the address vesa.olkkonen@helsinki.fi.

The application should include the applicant’s CV, publication list and a research plan (max five pages). For Ph.D. students the application should include 1-2 references.


8/2018 - Minerva Wihuri Symposium

Minerva and Wihuri Research Institutes organized a Symposium on August 28 - 29, 2018.

MINERVA AND WIHURI RESEARCH INSTITUTES SYMPOSIUM
Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

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4/2018 - Scientific Report
MINERVA SCIENTIFIC REPORT 2017



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OM FORSKNINGEN PÅ MINERVA

Medicinska forskningsinstitutet Minerva är ett privat forskningsinstitut som upprätthålls av Minervastiftelsen. Vid institutet arbetar ca 40 personer bestående av senior forskare, doktorander och teknisk personal. 9 forskningsgrupper, vars forskning syftar till att utreda medicinskt betydande sjukdomars, uppkomstmekanismer och behandlingsmöjligheter genom att utnyttja såväl kliniska som prekliniska forskningsmetoder. Sjukdomar som undersöks är bl.a. hjärt- och kärlsjukdomars, diabetes och nervsjukdomar.

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MINERVAN TUTKIMUKSESTA

Lääketieteellinen tutkimuslaitos Minerva on Minervasäätiön ylläpitämä yksityinen tutkimuslaboratorio. Tutkimuslaitoksessa työskentelee n. 40 henkilöä koostuen tutkijoista, väitöskirjatyöntekijöistä sekä avustavasta henkilökunnasta. 9 tutkimusryhmää, joiden tutkimustyötä leimaa pyrkimys selvittää lääketieteellisesti merkittävien sairauksien kuten sydän- ja verisuonisairauksien, diabeteksen ja hermoston tautien syntymekanismeja ja hoitomahdollisuuksia kliinisiä ja prekliinisiä tutkimusmenetelmiä hyödyntäen.

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DIABETESTUTKIMUSSÄÄTIÖN KAKSIVUOTINEN SUURAPURAHA HEIKKI KOISTISELLE

AKTIININ FOSFORYLAATIO - LIMASIENTEN ERIKOISMEKANISMISTA HERMOSOLUJEN SÄÄTELIJÄKSI


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