Nominations for the TCSM 2011

For the 2011 call Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine (TCSM) received 67 applications of which almost half were international. During the first round the applications were first evaluated by the board and 25 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 13 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 seven best candidates as Collegium researchers (in alphabetical order):

Dr Hiroaki Fujii, "Analysis of osmotic stress signaling in plants", Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku

Dr Samuli Helle, "Vertebrate sex allocation: Physiological mechanisms, fitness-consequences and population dynamics", Department of Biology, University of Turku

Dr Jussi Hirvonen, "Multimodal Neuroimaging in Obesity", Turku PET Centre, University of Turku

Dr Jukka Kero, "Role of novel signaling pathways and gene mutations in thyroid function", Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku

Dr Pekka Laukkanen, "Novel crystalline thin films and interfaces on semiconductor substrates for improved devices", Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku

Dr Pieta Mattila, "The role of Rho GTPases and the cytoskeleton in lymphocyte activation", Institute of Microbiology and Pathology and Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku

Dr Alexander Okhotin, "Beyond language equations", Department of Mathematics, University of Turku



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