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.

The seminars are again arranged on-site only. You can attend only by showing up! No broadcasting, no recording and with good-old coffee and bread roll served at 11:45

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. You can also follow us in Twitter @BioCityTurku.

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