Workshop on Biomedical and Life Sciences Application
of Synchrotron Radiation

12 November 2015

The event is now finished. Thank you for all participants!

Venue: University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Kontinkangas campus, Aapistie 7A, Room F101

 

SESSION 1: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chair: Juha Nikkinen

9.00               Opening words
                      Miika Nieminen, University of Oulu

9.05               Synchrotron radiation – theory and practise
                      Pekka Suortti, University of Helsinki

9.40               Finland’s research infrastructure (FIRI):
                     Strategy and roadmap for MAX IV lab.
                      Marko Huttula, University of Oulu

9.55               How to gain access to European synchrotron facilities
                      Liisa Porra, University of Helsinki

10.10             Biocenter Finland, Instruct-FI and Instruct:
                     Towards routine exchange visits for life science
                     researchers from Finland to Europe and vice versa
                      Rikkert Wierenga, University of Oulu

 

SESSION II: CELLULAR LEVEL AND BEYOND
Chair: Juha Nikkinen

10.30             Life Science opportunities at MAX IV
                     (with a focus on Structural Biology).
                      Tomas Lundqvist, Max IV

11.00             New views of whole cells using MAX-IV:
                     Can we freeze structure and chemistry at 10nm?
                      Chris Jacobsen, APS

11.30             Synchrotron X-ray phase nano-tomography
                      Heikki Suhonen, University of Helsinki

 

11.50             Lunch

 

SESSION III: MEDICAL AND BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Chair: Simo Saarakkala

12.50             State of the art in bioimaging and plans for MAX IV
                      Rajmund Mokso, PSI and from autumn MAX IV

13.20             Update in biomedical applications of
                     synchrotron radiation & lung imaging.
                      Liisa Porra, University of Helsinki

13.40            Imaging on breast cancer
                      Jani Keyriläinen, Turku University Hospital

14:00             Structure-function-compositional relationships
                     in bone can be revealed with synchrotron
                     radiation (and neutron sources)
                      Hanna Isaksson, Lund University

14.20             Imaging of articular cartilage and subchondral
                     bone using synchrotron micro-CT
                      Sakari Karhula, University of Oulu

14.40             Discussion

15.00             Adjournment

 

Information

The workshop was targeted for researchers and students interested in using European synchrotron facilities for the purpose of biomedical research and life science applications.

Number of lecture hours: 5, equivalent of 0.2 ECTS credits

The workshop was hosted by the Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu in collaboration with the Department of Physics, University of Oulu and Department of Physics, University of Helsinki.

 

Organisers

Miika Nieminen, professor, chief physicist
Research group for Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Department of Diagnostics, Oulu University Hospital, Finland
Tel +358 40 5518246

Marko Huttula, professor
Nano and Molecular Systems Research Group, University of Oulu, Finland

Simo Saarakkala, associate professor
Research group for Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Finland

Juha Nikkinen, chief physicist, adjunct professor
Department of Oncology, Oulu University Hospital
Research group for Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Finland

Liisa Porra, adjunct professor
Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland