Elias Tillandz prize archive

Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2019

The sixteenth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific publication in Turku 2019 was awarded to

Akira Takeda, Maija Hollmén, Denis Dermadi, Junliang Pan, Kevin Francis Brulois, Riina Kaukonen, Tapio Lönnberg, Pia Boström, Ilkka Koskivuo, Heikki Irjala, Masayuki Miyasaka, Marko Salmi, Eugene C. Butcher and Sirpa Jalkanen
Single-Cell Survey of human lymphatics Unveils Marked Endothelial Cell Heterogeneity and Mechanisms of Homing for Neutrophils.
Published in Immunity


Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2018

In the context of the 29th BioCity Symposium (August 22 – 23, 2019) the fifteenth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in Turku 2018 was awarded to

Otto Kauko, Caitlin M. O’Connor, Evgeny Kulesskiy, Jaya Sangodkar, Anna Aakula, Sudeh Izadmehr, Laxman Yetukuri, Bhagwan Yadav, Artur Padzik, Teemu Daniel Laajala, Pekka Haapaniemi, Majid Momeny, Taru Varila, Michael Ohlmeyer, Tero Aittokallio, Krister Wennerberg, Goutham Narla, Jukka Westermarck
PP2A inhibition is a druggable MEK inhibitor resistance mechanism in KRAS-mutant lung cancer cells.
Published in Science Translational Medicine

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Sergey Kosourov, Martina Jokel, Eva-Mari Aro and Yagut Allahverdiyeva
A new approach for sustained and efficient H2 photoproduction by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Published in Energy & Environmental Science


Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2017

In the context of the 28th BioCity Symposium (August 23-24, 2018), the fourteenth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2017 was awarded to

Justin Guinney, Tao Wang, Teemu D Laajala, Kimberly Kanigel Winner, J Christopher Bare, Elias Chaibub Neto, Suleiman A Khan, Gopal Peddinti, Antti Airola, Tapio Pahikkala, Tuomas Mirtti, Thomas Yu, Brian M Bot, Liji Shen, Kald Abdallah, Thea Norman, Stephen Friend, Gustavo Stolovitzky, Howard Soule, Christopher J Sweeney, Charles J Ryan, Howard  I Scher, Oliver Sartor, Yang Xie, Tero Aittokallio, Fang LizZhou, James C Costello and the Prostate Cancer Challenge DREAM Community
Prediction of overall survival for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: development of a prognostic model through a crowdsourced challenge with open clinical trial data.
Published in The Lancet Oncology

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Johanna Lilja, Thomas Zacharchenko, Maria Georgiadou, Guillaume Jacquemet, Nicola De Franceschi, Emilia Peuhu, Hellyeh Hamidi,  Jeroen Pouwels, Victoria Martens, Fatemeh Hassani Nia, Malte Beifuss, Tobias Boeckers, Hans-Juergen Kreienkamp, Igor L. Barsukov and Johanna Ivaska
SHANK proteins limit integrin activation by directly interacting with Rap1 and R-Ras.
Published in Nature Cell Biology


Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2016

In the context of the 27th BioCity Symposium (August 17-18, 2017), the thirteenth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2016 was awarded to

Pia Rantakari, Norma Jäppinen, Emmi Lokka, Elias Mokkala, Heidi Gerke, Emilia Peuhu, Johanna Ivaska, Kati Elima, Kaisa Auvinen and Marko Salmi
Fetal liver endothelium regulates the seeding of tissue-resident macrophages.
Published in Nature


Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2015

In the context of the 26th BioCity Symposium (September 1-2, 2016), the twelft Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2015 was awarded to two publications

Jonna Alanko, AnjaMai, Guillaume Jacquemet, Kristine Schauer, Riina Kaukonen, Markku Saari, Bruno Goud and Johanna Ivaska
Integrin endosomal signalling suppresses anoikis.
Published in Nature Cell Biology

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Nicola J. Barson, Tutku Aykanat, Kjetil Hindar, Matthew Baranski, Geir H. Bolstad, Peder Fiske, Céleste Jacq, Arne J. Jensen, Susan E. Johnston, Sten Karlsson, Matthew Kent, Thomas Moen, Eero Niemelä, Torfinn Nome, Tor F. Næsje, Panu Orell, Atso Romakkaniemi, Harald Sægrov, Kurt Urdal, Jaakko Erkinaro, Sigbjørn Lien & Craig R. Primmer
Sex-dependent dominance at a single locus maintains variation in age at maturity in salmon.
Published in Nature


Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2014

In the context of the 25th BioCity Symposium (August 27-28, 2015), the eleventh Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2014 was awarded to two publications

Alexandra N. Elsing, Camilla Aspelin, Johanna K. Björk, Heidi A. Bergman, Samu V. Himanen, Marko J. Kallio, Pia Roos-Mattjus and Lea Sistonen
Expression of HSF2 decreases in mitosis to enable stress-inducible transcription and cell survival.
Published in the Journal of Cell Biology

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Ghaffar Muharram, Pranshu Sahgal, Taina Korpela, Nicola De Franceschi, Riina Kaukonen, Katherine Clark, David Tulasne, Olli Carpén, Johanna Ivaska
Tensin-4-dependent MET stabilization is essential for survival and proliferation in carcinoma cells.
Published in Developmental Cell


Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2013

In the context of the 24th BioCity Symposium (August 21-22, 2014), the tenth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2013 was awarded to two publications

David Hawkins, Antti Larjo, Subhash K. Tripathi, Ulrich Wagner, Ying Luu, Tapio Lönnberg, Sunil K. Raghav, Leonard K. Lee, Riikka Lund, Bing Ren, Harri Lähdesmäki and Riitta Lahesmaa 
Global Chromatin State Analysis Reveals Lineage-Specific Enhancers during the Initiation of Human T helper 1 and T helper 2 Cell Polarization.
Published in Immunity

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Anniina Vihervaara, Christian Sergelius, Jenni Vasara, Malin A.H, Blom, Alexandra N. Elsing, Pia Roos-Mattjus and Lea Sistonen
Transcriptional response to stress in the dynamic chromatin environment of cycling and mitotic cells.
Published in Proc Natl Acad Sci USA


Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2012

In the context of the 23rd BioCity Symposium (August 15-16, 2013), the ninth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2012 was awarded to two publications

Pasi Kankaanpää, Lassi Paavolainen, Silja Tiitta, Mikko Karjalainen, Joacim Päivärinne, Jonna Nieminen, Varpu Marjomäki, Jyrki Heino and Daniel J. White
BioImageXD: an open, general-purpose and high-throughput image-processing platform.
Published in Nature Methods

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Elisa Närvä, Nelly Rahkonen, Maheswara Reddy Emani, Riikka Lund, Juha-Pekka Pursiheimo, Juuso Nästi, Reija Autio, Omid Rasool, Konstantin Denessiouk, Harri Lähdesmäki,  Anjana Rao and Riitta Lahesmaa
RNA binding protein L1TD1 interacts with LIN28 via RNA and is required for human embryonic stem cell self-renewal and cancer cell proliferation.
Published in Stem Cells


Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2011

In the context of the 22nd BioCity Symposium (August 23-24, 2012), the eighth Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2011 was awarded to two publications

Nina Westerlund, Justyna Zdrojewska, Artur Padzik, Emilia Komulainen, Benny Björkblom, Emmy Rannikko,Tanya Tararuk, Cristina Garcia-Frigola, Jouko Sandholm, Laurent Nguyen, Tuula Kallunki, Michael J. Courtney and Eleanor T. Coffey
Phosphorylation of SCG10/stathmin-2 determines multipolar stage exit and neuronal migration rate.
Published in Nature Neuroscience

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Juha K. Rantala, Jeroen Pouwels, Teijo Pellinen, Stefan Veltel, Petra Laasola, Elina Mattila, Christopher S. Potter, Ted Duffy, John P. Sundberg, Olli  Kallioniemi, Janet A. Askari, Martin J. Humphries, Maddy Parsons, Marko Salmi and Johanna Ivaska
SHARPIN is an endogenous inhibitor of β1-integrin activation.
Published in Nature Cell Biology


Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2010

In the context of the 21st BioCity Symposium (August 18-19, 2011), the seventh Elias Tillandz prize for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2010 was awarded to three publications

Johanna K. Björk, Anton Sandqvist, Alexandra N. Elsing, Noora Kotaja and Lea Sistonen
miR-18, a Member of Oncomir-1, Targets Heat Shock TranscriptionF2 in Spermatogenesis.
Published in Development

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Laura L. Elo, Henna Järvenpää, Soile Tuomela, Sunil Raghav, Helena Ahlfors, Kirsti Laurila, Bhawna Gupta, Riikka J. Lund, Johanna Tahvanainen, R. David Hawkins, Matej Orešič, Harri Lähdesmäki, Omid Rasool, Kanury V. Rao, Tero Aittokallio and Riitta Lahesmaa
Genome-wide Profiling of Interleukin-4 and STAT6 Transcription Factor Regulation of Human Th2 Cell Programming.
Published in Immunity

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Adolfo Rivero-Müller, Yen-Yin Chou, Inhae Ji, Svetlana Lajic, Aylin C. Hanyaloglu, Kim Jonas, Nafis Rahman, Tae H. Ji and Ilpo Huhtaniemi
Rescue of Defective G Protein-coupled Receptor Function In Vivo by Intermolecular Cooperation.
Published in PNAS


Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2009

In the context of the 20th BioCity Symposium (August 19-20, 2010), the sixth Elias Tillandz prize was awarded for the best scientific paper published in BioCity Turku in 2009

Kirsi A. Virtanen, Martin E. Lidell, Janne Orava, Mikael Heglind, Rickard Westergren, Tarja Niemi, Markku Taittonen, Jukka Laine, Nina-Johanna Savisto, Sven Enerbäck and Pirjo Nuutila
Functional Brown Adipose Tissue  in Healthy Adults.
Published in New England Journal of Medicine


Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2008

Teijo Pellinen, Saara Tuomi, Antti Arjonen, Maija Wolf, Henrik Edgren, Hannelore Mayer, Robert Grosse, Thomas Kitzing, Juha K. Rantala, Olli Kallioniemi, Reinhard Fässler, Marko Kallio and Johanna Ivaska
Integrin Trafficking Regulated by Rab21 Is Necessary for Cytokinesis
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Published in Developmental Cell


Winner of Elias Tillandz prize 2007

Melissa R. Junttila, Pietri Puustinen, Minna Niemelä, Raija Ahola, Hugh Arnold, Trine Böttzauw, Risto Ala-aho, Christina Nielsen, Johanna Ivaska, Yoichi Taya, Shi-Long Lu, Shujun Lin, Edward K.L. Chan, Xiao-Jing Wang, Reidar Grènman, Juergen Kast, Tuula Kallunki, Rosalie Sears, Veli-Matti Kähäri & Jukka Westermarck
CIP2A inhibits PP2A in human malignancies. 
Published in Cell


Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2006

Mikko Nieminen, Tiina Henttinen, Marika Merinen, Fumiko Marttila-Ichihara, John E. Eriksson, Sirpa Jalkanen
Vimentin function in lymphocyte adhesion and transcellular migration.
Published in Nature Cell Biology

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Kalle-Pekka Nera, Pekka Kohonen, Elli Narvi, Anne Peippo, Laura Mustonen, Perttu Terho, Kimmo Koskela, Jean-Marie Buerstedde, Olli Lassila
Loss of Pax5 promotes plasma cell differentiation.
Published in Immunity


Winners of Elias Tillandz prize 2005

Craig M. Stolen, Fumiko Marttila-Ichihara, Kaisa Koskinen, Gennady G. Yegutkin, Raisa Turja, Petri Bono, Mikael Skurnik, Arno Hänninen, Sirpa Jalkanen and Marko Salmi
Absence of the Endothelial Oxidase AOC3 Leads to Abnormal Leukocyte Traffic In Vivo.
Published in Immunity

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Ville Hietakangas, Julius Anckar, Henri A. Blomster, Mitsuaki Fujimoto, Jorma J. Palvimo, Akira Nakai and Lea Sistonen
PDSM, a Motif for Phosphorylation-dependent SUMO Modification.
Published in PNAS


Winners of Elias Tillandz Prize 2004

Elina Mattila, Teijo Pellinen, Jonna Nevo, Karoliina Vuoriluoto, Antti Arjonen and Johanna Ivaska
Negative regulation of EGFR signalling through integrin-a1b1-mediated activation of protein tyrosine phosphatase TCPTP.
Published in Nature Cell Biology

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Pengpeng Zhang, Natalia Battchikova, Tove Jansen, Jens Appel, Teruo Ogawa and Eva-Mari Aro
Expression and functional roles of the two distinct NDH-1 complexes and the carbon acquisition complex NdhD3/NdhF3/CupA/SII1735 in Synechocystis sp PCC 6803.
Published in The Plant Cell