The Alum of the Year recognition was awarded to Doctor of Medicine, Medical Counsellor Sakari Alhopuro on Thursday, 25 February 2021, on the eve of the University's 101st anniversary. With the Alum of the Year recognition, the University of Turku wishes to thank Alhopuro for his investment in science and in building social well-being and a sustainable future.
Director of Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) research collegium, Professor Martin Cloonan has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the Scholars at Risk network for his dedication and commitment to protect scholars and academic freedom.
DDS, PhD, MBA, docent Leila Perea-Lowery was nominated in her home country Colombia for a prestigious distinction because of her academic achievements. This distinction is granted to Afro-Colombians who have made outstanding contributions for the betterment of Colombia.
Rapid Test for Ovarian Cancer Detection Developed at the University of Turku Received an International Innovation Award
A rapid test for ovarian cancer detection developed at the University of Turku has received the international Rapid Testing Innovation Award. The awarded article is part of the dissertation of Doctoral Candidate Sherif Bayoumy. Next, the cancer diagnostics team of the Biotechnology unit at the Department of Biochemistry aims to expand the research to other cancer types.
Professor Emerita Kaisa Häkkinen has been conferred the honorary title of Academician of Science. President of the Republic granted the title at a presidential session 27 November 2020.
Kristiina Heikinheimo Awarded the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine & Pathology Research 2020
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has granted the prestigious Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine & Pathology Research to Kristiina Heikinheimo, DDS, MS (Oral Pathology), PhD from the University of Turku, Finland in recognition of her ground-breaking work in the field of molecular medicine and genetics in the mouth and jaws.
The University of Eastern Finland will hold a doctoral conferment ceremony at the Kuopio Campus on 4-6 June 2020. In addition to conferring doctorates upon its graduates, the university will also confer 13 honorary doctorates. An honorary doctorate is the highest distinction the university may confer upon a person.