Summer school 2018 – Computational Biomedicine

This was the 4th time NordBioMedNet held a summer school, with kind support from Nordplus. This year theme was Computational Biomedicine and invited lecturers represented academia and industry. The program can be found here:

https://www.utu.fi/en/sites/biomedicine/programmes/drugdiscovery/international/summerschool/Documents/Seili_Summer_School_Final%20programme_20180808.pdf

As usual an enthusiastic group of students worked hard during the week. We had a very multinational/multicultural student group covering all continents except Oceania. Furthermore, educational background of students spanned biomedicine, toxicology, molecular sciences in life sciences and computational biomedicine. Time was also scheduled for social activities – e.g. guided tour with information about the history and nature of the island Seili. Also, as usual, we had evening activities with sauna, barbeque and dinner.

The course organizers would like to thank invited teachers – and participating students for your positive attitude and serious, hard work with assignments and project. We wish you all the best with your future careers.

Funding from Erasmus + Strategic Partnership Programme

NordBioMed network received 2017 funding from Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership programme for our project OERCompBiomed (Open Educational Resources in Computational Biomedicine). The project started September 1, 2017 and will end August 31, 2020. The major goals are to improve education in biomedicine by implementing novel courses in the form of open OERs (virtual courses). We will develop virtual courses that provide needed education and training in different aspects of the rapidly evolving field of biomedicine with focus on computational science and computational biomedicine (bioinformatics, bioimaging). Also, knowledge and tools in bioethics will be covered to help students to identify, analyze and discuss new and challenging bioethical issues connected to the evolving biomedicine field.

More to read:

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/bc4e0bdb-aa64-4d5c-a7f2-26d68ec36647

Summer School was a great succes

Summer School 2016 – Current techniques in Drug Development – was a great succes with excellent lectures, inspiring discussions, expert mentors and enthusiastic students. The lectures were given by distinguished members of academia as well as by experts of private sector. One of the lectures was given by Vice-Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet