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Funding decisions 2011

Bioscience technology platform grants 2011 call

List of infrastructure networks and technology platform services receiving funding from Biocenter Finland

Call opened April 5, 2011 and closed June 10, 2011

Decision dates September 2, October 12 and November 15, 2011

 

Details on the services provided and on the instrumentation in the different laboratories can be found on their webpages. A comprehensive collection of links is available on Biocenter Finland technology platform pages.

 

Infrastructure network: Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics services for data and computing intensive bioresearch (decision date November 15, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: Sampsa Hautaniemi, Systems Biology Unit, Research Program in Genome-Scale Biology, University of Helsinki

BCH: Sampsa Hautaniemi, Systems Biology Unit, University of Helsinki

BI: Liisa Holm, Bioinformatics Group, Institute of Biotechnology

BCK: Garry Wong, Kuopio Bioinformatics Group, University of Eastern Finland

BCO: André Juffer, Biocenter Oulu Biocomputing and Bioinformatics Core Facility

IBT: Mauno Vihinen, IBT Bioinformatics Group

BioCity Turku: Mark S. Johnson, Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory

FIMM: Imre Västrik, FIMM Technology Center / Bioinformatics

 

Infrastructure network: Biological imaging

National Imaging Infrastructure Network: Electron microscopy (decision date September 2)

Chair of the consortium: Eija Jokitalo, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki

BI: Eija Jokitalo BI-EM Unit and Sarah Butcher BI-cryoEM Facility, Institute of Biotechnology

 

Consolidation of advanced toolboxes for biomedical imaging: Light microscopy consortium of the National Imaging Infrastructure Network (decision date October 12, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: John Eriksson, Department of Biology, Åbo Akademi University

BCH: Elina Ikonen, Biomedicum Helsinki Imaging Unit

BI: Maria Vartiainen, Institute of Biotechnology Light Microscopy Unit

BCK: Michael Courtney, Multimodal Imaging Core of Biocenter Kuopio, MUIC-BIC

BCO: Lauri Eklund and Matti Pietikäinen, Biocenter Oulu Tissue Imaging Center, BCO-TIC

IBT: Susanna Narkilahti, Tampere IBT Imaging Facility

BioCity Turku: Daniel Abankwa and John Eriksson, Turku Bioimaging

 

Further development of the National in Vivo Imaging Platforms (decision date October 12, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: Olli Gröhn, Biocenter Kuopio, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland

BCH: Turgut Tatlisumak, Experimental MRI Laboratory, Department of Neurology and Helsinki University Central Hospital; Anu Wartiovaara, Research Program of Molecular Neurobiology, Biomedicum Helsinki

BCK: Olli Gröhn, Biomedical Imaging Unit and National Bio-NMR facility

BioCity Turku: Juhani Knuuti, Turku PET Centre

 

Small animal molecular imaging: RTI Unit (decision date October 12, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: Kim Bergström, Centre for Drug Research, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki

BCH: Kim Bergström and Raimo K. Tuominen, Centre for Drug Research

 

Infrastructure network: Genome-wide methods

Genome-wide technologies: emerging technologies and automation (decision date September 2, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: Tomi Mäkelä, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki

BCH: Outi Monni, Biomedicum Functional Genomics Unit (FuGU)

BI: Tomi Mäkelä and Petri Auvinen, Genome Biology Unit & DNA Sequencing and Genomics Laboratory - BI-DNAGEN

BioCity Turku: Riitta Lahesmaa, Finnish DNA Microarray Centre

FIMM: Janna Saarela, FIMM Technology Center; DNA Sequencing and genotyping laboratory; High-throughput Screening Facility

 

Infrastructure network: Model organisms

National mouse, zebrafish and Drosophila infrastructure (decision date October 12,  2011)

Chair of the consortium: Raija Soininen, Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu

BCH: Matti Airaksinen, Experimental Animal Center, University of Helsinki; Ville Hietakangas, Institute of Biotechnology; Eero Lehtonen, Experimental Animal Center, University of Helsinki; Pertti Panula, Neuroscience Center, Zebrafish Unit; Heikki Rauvala, Neurophenotyping Center (NCP), Neuroscience Center

BCK: Heikki Tanila, Neurophenotyping Center (NCP), University of Kuopio

BCO: Raija Soininen, Oulu Model Organisms Center (OMOC), TG/GM Core Facility and Phenotyping Services

IBT: Mika Rämet: Tampere Zebrafish Core Facility

BioCity Turku: Matti Poutanen, TCDM Mouse Biology and Genetics Unit; Turku Center for Disease Modeling, University of Turku

 

Infrastructure network: Proteomics & metabolomics

Further restructuring and strategig developments in proteomics and protein characterization (decision date October 12, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: Garry Corthals, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, BioCity Turku, University of Turku & Åbo Akademi University

BCH: Marc Baumann, Protein Chemistry/Proteomics and Peptide Synthesis and Array Unit

BI: Markku Varjosalo, Protein Research Group and Core Facility

BCO: Kalervo Hiltunen, Proteomics and Protein Analysis Core Facility

IBT: Vesa Hytönen, Bioreactor Core Laboratory

BioCity Turku: Garry Corthals, Turku Proteomics Facility

 

Proteome-wide profiling of kinase substrates/membrane proteins: High throughput methodology development and transfer to the Finnish Proteomics Platform (decision date October 12, 2011)

BioCity Turku: Eleanor Coffey, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku & Åbo Akademi University

 

Infrastructure network: Stem cells and biomaterials

Stem cells: Improved derivation and safety of human iPS cells (decision date October 12, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: Timo Otonkoski, University of Helsinki, Biomedicum Stem Cell Center (BSCC)

BCH: Timo Otonkoski, Biomedicum Stem Cell Center (BSCC)

BCK: Jari Koistinaho, A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

IBT: Olli Silvennoinen, Institute of Biomedical Technology


Infrastructure network: Structural biology

Gateways to structures: Filling the gap in protein production (decision dates October 12 and November 15, 2011) 

Chair of the consortium: Pirkko Heikinheimo, Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Turku (non-funded)

BCH: Olli Ritvos, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki

BCO: Rik Wierenga, Oulu X-ray, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oulu

IBT: Markku Kulomaa, Institute of Biomedical Technology

 

The state-of-the-art infrastructure for high-resolution structural studies of proteins in native state: NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry (decision dates September 2 and November 15, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: Perttu Permi, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki

BI: Perttu Permi, Finnish Biological NMR Center

BCK: Juha Rouvinen, Structural Biology Center, High-resolution Mass Spectrometry Facility

 

Infrastructure network: Translational technologies

Drug discovery and chemical biology network + (decision date October 12, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: Olli Kallioniemi, FIMM

BCH: Arto Urtti, Centre for Drug Research

BioCity Turku: Pia Vuorela, BioCity Turku/Åbo Akademi Facility

FIMM: Olli Kallioniemi and Krister Wennenberg, FIMM Facility

University of Jyväskylä: Olli Pentikäinen, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Division of Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Recombinant antibody generation platform (decision date November 15, 2011)

BioCity Turku: Urpo Lamminmäki, Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics, University of Turku

 

Infrastructure network: Viral gene transfer

New emerging technology platform in viral gene transfer and cell therapy network (decision date October 12, 2011)

Chair of the consortium: Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Biocenter Kuopio, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland

BCH: Kari Alitalo and Akseli Hemminki, Helsinki Virus Vector Core Facility

BCK: Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, BCK / AIV Virus Vector Core Facility

BCO: Aki Manninen, Oulu Gene Transfer Core Facility

IBT: Eric Dufour, Tampere Virus Vector Core Facility

BioCity Turku: Ketlin Adel, Turku Virus Vector Core Facility

University of Jyväskylä: Maija Vihinen-Ranta, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Division of Cell and Molecular Biology and Nanoscience Center

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