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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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9/2018 - Award Ceremony
MEDIX PRIZE OF THE MINERVA FOUNDATION 2018


Photo. From left: Prof. Per-Henrik Groop, Prof. Johanna Ivaska, Prof. Risto Renkonen and Prof. Vesa Olkkonen.

The Medix Prize 2018 is this year awarded to the research group of Academy professor Johanna Ivaska at the University of Turku, for a study elucidating the mechanisms of cell adhesion and cancer. The group works at Turku Center for Biotechnology maintained by the University of Turku and the Åbo Akademi University.

The study now awarded has ben published in the journal Nature Cell Biology under the title ”SHANK proteins limit integrin activation by directly interacting with Rap1 and R-Ras”. The Prize Award Ceremony was held on Monday, September 17, 2018, in Biomedicum Helsinki. The prize lecturer was Prof. Johanna Ivaska with a presentation titled SHANKing talin and RAS to regulate cancer proliferation and migration.

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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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5/2017 - Grant Decision
A TWO YEAR LARGE GRANT AWARDED TO RESEARCH IN MINERVA

THE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS TWO-YEAR LARGE GRANT AWARDED TO M.D. HEIKKI KOISTINEN

The Diabetes Research Foundations two-year grant of 100 000 Euros was awarded M.D. Heikki Koistinen, whose research group studies mechanisms connected to the origin of insulin resistance. The research aims to obtain completely new information regarding the onset of type 2 diabetes, as well as find methods to improve the metabolism of insulin resistant patients.

Koistinen Heikki, M.D., docent, Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research, Helsinki University Central Hospital, HUS, 100 000 Euros. Genetic and molecular mechanisms connected to the origin of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

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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.

MINERVAN TUTKIMUKSESTA SUOMEKSI

DIABETESTUTKIMUSSÄÄTIÖN KAKSIVUOTINEN SUURAPURAHA HEIKKI KOISTISELLE

AKTIININ FOSFORYLAATIO - LIMASIENTEN ERIKOISMEKANISMISTA HERMOSOLUJEN SÄÄTELIJÄKSI


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