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Weblog on neuroscience

B&M doctoral students post news and comments on neuroscience as a weblog: blogs.helsinki.fi/brain-mind/

In addition, a series of blog posts on brain research (in Finnish) is administered by the Brain Research Society of Finland. 

Suomen Aivotutkimusseuran blogisarja aivotutkimuksesta.

 

Aivottutkimukseen liittyviä muita julkaisuja:

Aivosairaudet ovat kalleimmat kansantautimme (Lindsberg ym.)

Geenitutkija ahtistuneisuushäiriön syntysyiden jäljillä (Iiris Hovatta)

Tietoisuus on ihmisaivojen arvoitus (Matias Palva)

Tutkijat avaavat tarkkaavaisuuden rajoja (Kimmo Alho)

Aivot, uni ja oppiminen (Minna Huotilainen)

Onko ihminen oman onnensa seppä? (Kai Kaila)

Ihmismielen emergenssi evoluutiossa ja yksilönkehityksessä (Kristian Donner)

 

 

Aivoviikon 2017 yleisötapahtumat

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Maanantai 13.3.2017

16:00-17:00  Näyttely Porthanian aulassa

  • Tutkijoiden posterinäyttely: Aivot ja Mieli -tohtoriohjelman väitöskirjatyöntekijöitä
    paikalla esittelemässä työtään postereiden avulla.

  • Potilasjärjestöjen näyttelypöydät: edustajat paikalla esittelemässä toimintaansa.

 

KEHITTYVÄT AIVOT -yleisöseminaari 17-19 (Lataa tulostettava ohjelma)

17:00 Avauspuheenvuoro, Suomen Aivosäätiön hallituksen puheenjohtaja Liisa Ollila

17:10 Vastasyntyneet ja lapset lääketieteen katveessa: ovatko prioriteetit kohdallaan? Akatemiaprofessori Kai Kaila, Helsingin yliopisto

17:40 Digiajan vaikutukset kehittyviin aivoihin. Tutkija Mona Moisala, Helsingin yliopisto

18:10 Lapset ja nuoret digitaalisessa maailmassa: mahdollisuuksia ja uhkia. Lastenpsykiatrian dosentti Jari Sinkkonen

 

 

Tiistai 14.3.2017

16:00-17:00  Näyttely Porthanian aulassa

  • Tutkijoiden posterinäyttely: Aivot ja Mieli -tohtoriohjelman väitöskirjatyöntekijöitä
    paikalla esittelemässä työtään postereiden avulla.


SAMANLAISET AIVOT - SAMANLAINEN MIELI? yleisöseminaari 17-19
(Lisätietoja: Aalto Brain Centren sivulta) 

17:00–17:10 Professori Synnöve Carlson: Avaussanat
17:10–17:45 Professori Iiro Jääskeläinen: Samasta tarinasta samaa aivotoimintaa?
17:45–18:20 Tutkijatohtori Tommi Himberg: Tanssista empatiaa? Liikkeen synkroniasta tunteiden tahdistumiseen.
18:20–18:55 Vieraileva tutkijatohtori Kristina Laaksonen: Aivoinfarkti. Samanlaiset oireet - samanlainen toipuminen?

 

Tapahtuman toteutus yhteistyössä:
Helsingin yliopisto
Aalto-yliopiston Aalto Brain Centre
Aivot ja Mieli -tohtoriohjelma (Brain&Mind)
Suomen Aivosäätiö 
Suomen Aivotutkimusseura ry
Suomen Aivot ry

Lisätietoja:
Suomen Aivosäätiö / Merja Rekola puh. 0400 933 938  sähköposti. aivosaatio(at)aivosaatio.fi
Brain & Mind –tohtoriohjelma / Katri Wegelius puh. 02941 59859 sähköposti. katri.wegelius(at)helsinki.fi
Aalto Brain Centre / Jaakko Järvinen puh. 050 526 9960, sähköposti jaakko.jarvinen(at)aalto.fi
 

 


 

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B&M Symposium 2017

 

September 21-­22, 2017  (tentative daily time for lectures is 9-17)

University of Helsinki, Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33 (Small lecture hall, 4th floor)

Welcome to the Annual B&M Student Symposium organized by the B&M Student Council!

In addition to presentations from excellent international scientists, we will have two workshops and poster/oral presentations by doctoral candidates.

Credits: 1 ECTS credit for participation in all lectures and workshops + 1 credit for oral or poster presentation at the symposium. 

In addition to B&M students and supervisors, we welcome other interested researchers and MSc./PhD students to this meeting. Registration to all lectures of the symposium is free. 

For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or B&M Student Council chair This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION will open here soon.

 

Confirmed speakers 

Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, Imperial College London, UK
Dr. John Wemmie, University of Iowa, USA
Dr. Jordi Riba, Biomedical Research Institute of Sant Pau, Spain
Dr. Katherine Button, University of Bath, UK
Dr. Gregor Thut, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr. Jens Hjerling-Leffler, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Dr. Thomas Euler, University of Tübingen, Germany
Dr. Biyu He, NYU School of Medicine, USA

 

 

 

 


Organized by the B&M Student Council 2017:

Sanna Koskela, chair
Senem Merve Fred 

Hamed Haque 
Sebnem Kesaf  
Samuel Kohtala 
Elina Nagaeva  
Santeri Rouhinen  

 

 

 

How to Apply

 

Recruitement as a PhD student primarily follows these steps:

1) Contact a principal investigator who is working in a field that matches your background knowledge and interests in research. A current list of principal investigators is available here: www.brain-mind.fi/group-list.html.

2) If you and the principal investigator mutually agree on a common research project, start preparing your research and study plans, keeping in mind that the aim is to complete the doctoral degree in 4 years net time.

3) Make a funding plan with your supervisor for the duration of the doctoral thesis work (more info below).

4) Apply for a right to pursue doctoral degree in the University. More info on that is here: www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/apply-for-doctoral-education (Univ Helsinki) and http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/education/programme/doctoral_programme_science/ (Aalto Univ)

There are several ways to get funding for doctoral studies:

a) Doctoral program: The are a limited number of 1-4 year Universiity of Helsinki -funded positions that are announced annually and the doctoral candidates are selected for funding through an open call. More information of the call for funded positions can be found here >> 

b) Research group: Many research groups have project funding from e.g. Academy of Finland, Tekes, ERC, foundations, etc. and can hire doctoral candidates.

c) Personal grants: You can apply for funding from several Finnish or foreign foundations: www.aurora-tietokanta.fi/.

 


 

For further information about:
• Doctoral Program Brain & Mind (B&M), please visit www.brain-mind.fi or contact Katri Wegelius, Coordinator
( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or +358 50 448 0405).
• DSHealth, please visit www.helsinki.fi/health/ or contact Eeva Sievi, Coordinator (eeva.sievi [at] helsinki.fi).
• University of Helsinki International Staff Services, please visit www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/.
• For doctoral training in Aalto University, please visit into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoralsci/Homepage 

 

 

 

UH education reform

Big Wheel (Iso Pyörä) Education Reform
in the University of Helsinki in 2017

 

New study programs crossing boundaries between disciplines, units and faculties

  • 32   B.Sc. programs
  • 59   M.Sc. programs  (34 in English)
  • 32   Doctoral programs

Study program -specific degree structures

Decrease in the number of credits needed for a doctoral degree (60 -> 40)

Learning outcomes:

→ skills and knowledge students should acquire during studies
→ possible career paths

 

More information about the Big Wheel in Flamma.

 

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 POWERPOINT PRESENTATION FROM B&M GET-TOGETHER ON 18.5.2017

 

TENTATIVE B&M DEGREE STRUCTURE / COURSE PLAN

 

 

B&M briefly

Starting from January 2014, Doctoral Program Brain & Mind (B&M) is the only PhD program in neuroscience in the University of Helsinki and Aalto University as the term of the Finnish Graduate School of Neuroscience has ended.

B&M is a network program of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. Through this collaboration, the B&M students have a priviledge for a highly interdisciplinary doctoral training in neuroscience. In the University of Helsinki, B&M is one of the doctoral programs of the Doctoral School of Health Sciences and a cross-campus program represented by 6 Faculties and 3 independent institutes. In Aalto University, B&M is part of the Doctoral Programme of School of Science.
Current lists of B&M affiliated research groups and registered doctoral students.

More information about the Structure and the Board of the B&M.

Doctoral training and research collaboration between Aalto University and University of Helsinki is also supported by BRAHE network (BRAHE = Brain Research at Aalto University and University of Helsinki).

 

Registration to Doctoral Program Brain & Mind in the University of Helsinki 

New PhD students apply for a right to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the Faculties of the University of Helsinki. The selection of the doctoral program will be done during the application process. Each postgraduate student will follow the degree requirements of his/her home Faculty. The doctoral program will provide training and a scientific network of students and researchers in the field.

Registration to Doctoral Program Brain & Mind in Aalto University

New PhD students apply for a right to pursue a doctoral degree in the Doctoral Programme of School of Science. Registered PhD students working in one the scientific fields of the B&M in the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, NBE (former O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory and Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science (BECS), can apply for a membership in the Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind by contacting the B&M coordinator.

 

More information on How to apply?