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Libraries Will Open on a Limited Basis from 10th of August 2020


All of the six library units in Turku as well as the Teacher Education Library in Rauma will be open with limited service hours until further notice for University staff and students with access rights.

Please contact library by email at if you are not a student or personnel at Turku University and you have questions about library facilities and materials or your loans.

Researchers Develop a Simplified Method to Modify Disease Signaling with Light


Cellular optogenetics is a technique that allows researchers to use light to precisely control cell signaling and function in space and time enabling the investigation of mechanisms involved in disease processes. A research team at the Turku Bioscience Centre of the University of Turku have developed a novel way to make cellular optogenetic tools much easier to monitor and apply, and showed how they can be used to investigate the cellular side effects of medicines used to treat cancer.

Protected Areas Help Waterbirds Adapt to Climate Change


Climate change pushes species distribution areas northward. However, the expansion of species ranges is not self-evident due to e.g. habitat degradation and unsustainable harvesting caused by human activities. A new study led from the University of Turku suggests that protected areas can facilitate wintering waterbird adaptation to climate warming by advancing their range shifts towards north.

Liisa Järvinen Appointed as Project Manager for EC2U


Liisa Järvinen has been appointed as the Project Manager for the European Campus of City-Universities (EC2U) Alliance at the University of Turku. Vice Rector Pia Björn is in charge of the operation at the University of Turku. During the Alliance, joint Master’s degree programmes will be created to seven European universities and the aim is to benefit from collaboration in education, research and innovation.

Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) appoints five new postdoctoral fellows


Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) has appointed five new postdoctoral fellows to three-year positions, which commence on 1 january 2021. Following a process of international peer review, the successful candidates were chosen from a field of 286 applications for the five positions available (a success rate of 1.7%). They will join an institute which is committed to interdisciplinary working and the development of top-level researchers.