Nominations for the TCSM 2014

For the 2013 call Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine (TCSM) received 86 applications of which more than half were international. During the first round the applications were first evaluated by the board and 19 applications considered best were sent to outside experts for evaluation. In the review process applications were evaluated by the experts in the following categories:

  1. suitability to the position (potential for independent research work, the stage of the research career)
  2. scientific competence
  3. international experience
  4. the quality of the research plan

Based on points and comments given by the evaluators the board selected 10 best applications for the second round and for closer evaluation. All applicants selected for the second application round were scientifically of a very high quality. The board appointed five best candidates as Collegium researchers (in alphabetical order):

Dr Giancarlo Forte, "Dynamic regulation of stem cell behaviour through substrate design: The role of Hippo pathway in mechano- and nano-sensing", Biomaterials science, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku (declined)

Dr Samuli Rautava, "Modulating early microbial contact in infants at risk of aberrant compositional development of gut microbiota", Department of Pediatrics, University of Turku

Dr Robert L. Thomson, "Positive between-species interactions and information use in animal communities under stress", Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku

Dr Sergey Tsygankov, "View of the Hard X-ray Universe", Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku

Dr Tibor Veres, "Understanding immune cell motility and dynamic interactions visualized by two-photon microscopy in vivo - a special focus on immune responses of the respiratory tract", MediCity Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku,

All appointed candidates will start their collegium researcher positions during 2014.

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