Immunology Centre Kick-off Seminar

The Hospital District of Varsinais Suomi (VSSHP) has chosen the Turku Immunology Centre as a center of excellence. The Immunology Centre has also made it onto the research infrastructure roadmap of the University of Turku. The center was established at the end of 2021.

Immunology Centre is a joint organization of the special fields from University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine, Turku Bioscience Centre (a joint independent unit at University of Turku and Åbo Akademi) and VSSHP. The Centre is strongly related to the InFLAMES Research Flagship.

You are welcome to join Immunology Centre’s kick-off event at Biocity, President auditorium, Tykistökatu 6A, Turku.

Registration for dinner has closed, but the seminar is open (no registration) to everyone who is interested.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

15.00-15:15 Coffee/Tea


Welcome words and greetings from
Rector Jukka Kola, University of Turku
Director Mikko Pietilä, Hospital District of Southwest Finland

Why Immunology Centre?
Academician Sirpa Jalkanen, InFLAMES Flagship, University of Turku

Immunology Centre – Unit of Excellence in the Hospital District of Southwest Finland
Director of Unit of Excellence, Adjunct Professor Johanna Lempainen, Unit of Rare Diseases, Turku University Hospital

Academy Research Fellow Rogerio De Figueiredo, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku
Docent Pauliina Hartiala, Department of plastic and general surgery, InFLAMES Flagship, University of Turku/Turku University Hospital
MD, PhD Vilhelmiina Parikka, Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, InFLAMES Flagship, University of Turku/Turku University Hospital


Info: Euro-BioImaging presents funding opportunities for infectious disease research via the ISIDORe-project

Special Guest show by Martti Vannas
A Finnish award-winning magician, memory trainer, doctor and author

17:00-19:00 Discussion continues over dinner at Restaurant Mauno