ecopa SSCT Workshop 2017 PDF Print

The ecopa (European Consensus Platform for Alternatives) SSCT (Scandinavian Society for Cell Toxicology) Workshop will be organized in Helsinki 14-16 June 2017.

More info (program, registration, abstracts, exhibition, sponsorship etc) can be found on the ecopa SSCT 2017 web page.

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Hanna Vuorenpää´s Doctoral Thesis Defence Ceremony on 19.12.2015 PDF Print
Hanna Vuorenpää defended her doctoral thesis titled "Development of Human Cell Based In Vitro Vascular and Cardiovascular Models" on the 19th of December, 2015 at University of Tampere School of Medicine.
The Director of FICAM, Tuula Heinonen, became promoted to Professor PDF Print
The President of Finland promoted the director of FICAM, Tuula Heinonen as Professor. Link to the news (in Finnish)
Riina Sarkanen received a marked international Science Prize of EPAA PDF Print

Dr.  Riina Sarkanen, Ph.D. from FICAM received the international 3Rs Science Prize of EPAA. This marked international prize was delivered in a ceremony chaired by Vladimir Sucha, Director-General, European Commission DG JRC on 19th November 2014 in Brussels during the 10th EPAA Annual Conference. The title of the conference is “How to facilitate the use of alternative methods by regulators?” Dr. Sarkanen gave a presentation in front of the EPAA annual conference participants gathering regulators, industry stakeholders, academia, and civil society.

Tuula Heinonen received BEM Award 2014 PDF Print

Björn Ekwall Memorial Foundation (BEMF) nominated Dr. Tuula Heinonen as the recipient of the Björn Ekwall Memorial Award 2014.

The BEM award was handed out to Tuula Heinonen in the "9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences" on 24-28.8.2014 in Praque. In that connection she gave the BEM honorary lecture on her own research.

Tuula Heinonen nominated to the ethical committees for the protection of animals used for scientific and teaching purposes. PDF Print
Tuula Heinonen has been nominated to the ethical committees for the protection of animals used for scientific and teaching purposes.
The Diabetes Research foundation large grant 2013 to Timo Ylikomi PDF Print
The Diabetes Research Foundations large grant, 100 000 Euros in total for two years, was awarded to M.D. Timo Ylikomi from FICAM. Ylikomi's research group has developed a fat cell model, through which insulin resistance may be studied. Link to the news.
Full ban on animal testing into force in EU PDF Print
Full ban on animal testing for cosmetics entered into force on the 11th March, 2013 in EU countries.
SSCT workshop 2013 programme PDF Print
SSCT (The Scandinavian Society for Cell Toxicology) workshop 2013 will be held in Denmark 25-27 September  2013. The programme includes presentations on new cell and tissue models and in vitro toxicology methods. The programme can be found on SSCT web page. 
Riina Sarkanen´s doctoral thesis accepted PDF Print
Riina Sarkanen´s thesis titled "Engineering vascularized soft tissue" was accepted on September 26, 2012 in the University of Tampere, Shool of Medicine. The opponent was prof. Michael Raghunath from the National University of Singapore and the supervisor was prof. Timo Ylikomi.
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