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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.


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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