32nd BioCity Symposium will be arranged 25–26 August 2023 – registration is now open


This year, BioCity Symposium is arranged on-site in Mauno Koivisto Centre, BioCity on 25–26 August 2023, with the title Sculpting tissues – Cells matrix and forces. Registration is open until Friday, 11 August 2023.

Annual BioCity Symposium is a series of meetings organized since 1991 by BioCity Turku organization and it has become the most important annual get-together in the fields of biosciences and molecular medicine in Turku. The symposium gathers together hundreds of participants each year and offers talks from cutting-edge international researchers.

This year’s BioCity Symposium will explore the mechanisms regulating tissue architecture and homeostasis in biological organisms. The speakers will tell to the audience how the reciprocal interplay between cells and their microenvironment is essential when building healthy tissues, and how dysregulation ultimately leads to disease. 

– This year’s program includes eleven talks from international scientists spiced up with short talks from Finnish researchers, and the list of speakers is outstanding. The keynote speaker is EMBO Director Fiona Watt, who’s talk is about stem cell dynamics in human skin, says professor Klaus Elenius, the Scientific Director of BioCity Turku.

Send your poster abstract at latest Friday, 9 June at 16:00

Researchers are encouraged to participate to the poster exhibition and submit a poster abstract when registering to the event by Friday, 9 June 2023 at 16:00 (CET +1). 

Based on the submitted abstracts four researchers are invited to give a short talk in the Symposium. Registration to the event closes Friday, 11 August 2023 at 23:59 (CET +1) and the Symposium is free of charge.

BioCity Symposium is organized by BioCity Turku, an organization coordinating research on life sciences and molecular medicine in the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The visual image of the Symposium is based on the painting Transcription 87 (Erased) For the memory of the indigenous people victimised in residential schools by Sirpa Särkijärvi. 

Created 30.03.2023 | Updated 30.03.2023