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Maaria Puupponen
Haartmaninkatu 8 (POB 63)
FI-00014 Univ. of Helsinki
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Dissertation 21.10.2016: Miika Mehine (Aaltonen lab): Molecular classification of uterine leiomyomas by genome-wide methods. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture hall 2, Haartman institute. Opponent Peter Campbell, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Great Britain.

Dissertation 29.1.2016: Ping Chen (Hautaniemi lab): Quantitative study of transcriptome dynamics during evolution and treatment resistance in cancer. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture Hall 2, Biomedicum. Opponent Tuuli Lappalainen, Columbia University, New York Genome Centre, USA.

Dissertation 4.9.2015: Riku Louhimo (Hautaniemi lab): Biomedical data integration in cancer genomics. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture Hall 3 in Biomedicum. Opponent Sol Efroni, The Mina and Everard Faculty of Life Science, Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Dissertation 24.4.215: Ville Rantanen (Hautaniemi lab): Integration platform for biomedical image analysis. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture hall 2 in Biomedicum. Opponent Peter Horvath, Institute of Biochemistry, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary.

Dissertation 23.1.2015: Netta Mäkinen (Aaltonen lab): MED12, a novel player in uterine leiomyomas. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture hall 3 in Biomedicum. Opponent Professor Cynthia C. Morton, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, US.

Dissertation 17.10.2014: Mervi Aavikko (Aaltonen lab): Identification of novel tumor predisposition families and underlying genetic defects. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture hall 2 in Haartman institute. Opponent Professor Kari Hemminki, German Cancer Research Center, Germany, and University of Lund, Sweden.

Dissertation 26.9.2014: Eevi Kaasinen (Aaltonen lab): Large-scale data analysis to identify novel disease phenotypes and genes. Dissertation at 12.00 in the Small Lecture Hall in Haartman institute. Opponent Docent Janna Saarela, University of Helsinki.

Event 19.9.2014: GSB Day. Science Speed date and Q&A with the PI's at Kalastajatorppa in the afternoon and dinner in the evening.

Dissertation 23.5.2014: Alexandra Gylfe (Aaltonen lab): New insights into the genetic basis of colorectal cancer. Dissertation at 12.00 in the Small Lecture Hall in Haartman institute. Opponent Professor Nickolas Papadopoulos, Johns Hopkins University, US.

Dissertation 25.4.2014: Kristian Ovaska (Hautaniemi lab): Computational methods for analyzing complex high-throughput data from cancers. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture Hall 2 in Biomedicum. Opponent Professor Robert Clark, Georgetown University, US.

Memberships and funding 18.11.2013: Three GSB groups, Aaltonen, Hautaniemi and Kauppi, were selected as members of Biocentrum Helsinki for the 2014-2016 period.

Funding 2013: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation granted large donations to Lauri Aaltonen for 'Unravelling hereditary cancer susceptibility through whole genome sequencing of Finnish cancer materials' and to Outi Monni and Heikki Järvinen for 'Targeted treatment in head and neck cancer'.

Symposium 10.12.2013: The 2nd Chemical Biology Symposium organized by Outi Monni and Krister Wennerberg. Registration deadline 3.12.2013, abstract submission deadline 28.11.2013.

Dissertation 15.8.2013: Nami Sugiyama (Lehti lab): Cooperation of MT1-MMP and receptor tyrosine kinase signalling in cancer cell invasion. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture hall 3. Opponent Professor Marie Kveiborg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dissertation 13.6.2013: Silva Saarinen (Aaltonen lab): Genetic basis of Familial Lymphoma Predisposition. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture hall 3. Opponent Professor Kimmo Porkka, University of Helsinki.

Dissertation 31.5.2013: Sirkku Karinen (Hautaniemi lab): Computational methods to analyze molecular determinants behind phenotypes. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture hall 2. Opponent Professor Yves Moreau, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Dissertation 31.5.2013: Olga Tatti (Keski-Oja lab / Lehti lab): Membrane-type matrix metalloproteinases in pericellular proteolysis and melanoma cell invasion. Dissertation at 12.00 in Lecture hall 3. Opponent Professor Cornelia Mauch, University of Cologne, Germany.

Publication 29.4.2013: Lehti lab's publication EphA2 cleavage by MT1-MMP triggers sigle cancer cell invasion via homotypic cell repulsion was published in the Journal of Cell Biology. Links to features in JCB here and on the university website here (in Finnish).

Publication 18.4.2013: Liisa Kauppi's publication Numerical constraints and feedback control in double-strand breaks was published in Genes & Development, and featured in Nature Research Highlights.

Event 15.4.2013: The launch meeting of the new Genome-Scale Biology research program was held in Kalastajatorppa, followed by dinner at Villa Haka.