Frontiers of Science Seminars

Weekly Frontiers of Science (FoS) seminars bring BioCity Turku researchers together to listen to prominent international scientists. The Frontiers of Science seminar series was started in 1998. The aim is to bring top scientists to present their recent achievements on various fields ranging from biology, cell and molecular biology and biotechnology to material and computational sciences. Although the speakers are specialists, the lectures are usually given on moderately general level for their intelligibility.

With current situation world wide FoS seminars are arranged online as eTALKs during March and April, but we hope to arrange three seminars on-site in May. Registration to the virtual seminars is obligatory and the Zoom invitation is sent via email one day before the event. No registration is needed for the on-site seminars. Please note that any audio or video recording of the seminars is strictly forbidden.

If you wish to receive email reminders on the Frontiers of Science seminars, and other scientific events held in the BioCity Turku community, please contact coordinator at These reminders also include the BioCity Announcement, sent out every Monday.

Frontiers of Science seminars are organised by the seven research programmes and the coordinator of BioCity Turku. The chair of the organizing committee is Laura Elo (laura.elo (at)


If you would like to suggest a world-class speaker to the Frontiers of Science Seminar series, please contact the FoS-representative of your research programme

Advanced Bioresources and Smart Bioproducts – Towards Sustainable Bioeconomy:
Paula Mulo paula.mulo (at) and Henrik Grenman henrik.grenman (at)

Biomaterial and Medical Device Research Programme:
Chunlin Xu chunlin.xu (at) and Sufyan Garoushi sufgar (at)

Computational and Molecular Methodologies for Life Sciences:
Riikka Lund riikka.lund (at)

Diagnostic Technologies and Applications:
Currently there is no representative in FoS committe from DTA.
You can contact DTA leaders Tero Soukka tero.soukka (at) or Jessica Rosenholm jerosenh (at)

Lifespan of Cardiovascular, Inflammatory, Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders ‐ LIFESPAN:
Laura Elo laura.elo (at) and Eriika Savontaus eriika.savontaus (at)

Receptor Programme:
Pieta Mattila
pieta.mattila (at)

Translational Infectious Disease and Immunity Research Programme:
Arto Pulliainen arto.pulliainen (at)

Doctoral programmes participating in organising the Frontiers of Science seminars

Doctoral Programme in Biology, Geography and Geology BGG (UTU)
Doctoral Programme in Clinical Research (DPCR) (UTU)
Doctoral Programme in Technology (DPT) (UTU)
Drug Research Doctoral Programme DRDP (UTU)
Finnish Doctoral Program in Oral Sciences FINDOS-Turku (UTU)
National Doctoral Programme in Informational and Structural Biology ISB (ÅAU)
Turku Doctoral Network in Molecular Biosciences MolBio (ÅAU)
Turku Doctoral Programme of Molecular Medicine TuDMM (UTU)

Nobel laureate, Professor Martin Chalfie, Columbia University, giving a talk in FoS seminar in spring 2012