Leena Karhinen

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Name: Leena Karhinen
Date registered: 24/03/2014

Latest posts

  1. ProLipids Symposium December 12, 2017 — 20/11/2017
  2. EMBO practical course on protein-lipid interactions in Helsinki — 08/09/2017
  3. “Target: Lipid Droplets” — 08/09/2017
  4. ProLipids annual meeting 2017 — 04/09/2017
  5. Pekka Lappalainen elected as EMBO member — 28/06/2016

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ProLipids Symposium December 12, 2017

Welcome to the ProLipids Advanced Technologies International Symposium: Cell challenge – novel, innovative techniques of manipulating and imaging live cells 12 December, 2017 Biomedicum, Haartmaninkatu 8, University of Helsinki Organized by the ProLipids Student Council Registration open until December 8 PROGRAMME SESSION 1 9:30 – 12:00 lecture hall 3 9:30 – 9:45 Coffee 9:45 – …

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EMBO practical course on protein-lipid interactions in Helsinki

ProLipids, together with Patricia Bassereau from Institut Curie, Ünal Coskun from Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden and Atte Sillanpää from CSC, organized the EMBO practical course “Protein-lipid interactions: Advanced experimental and computational tools” in Helsinki during 02 – 09 July 2017. The international group of 20 participants consisted of PhD-students and postdocs representing 14 nationalities. The …

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“Target: Lipid Droplets”

An interview of Elina Ikonen and Veijo Salo in the University of Helsinki news. Read here about our research on the intracellular fat-storing organells called lipid droplets.

ProLipids annual meeting 2017


The fourth ProLipids Runeberg´s day-meeting was held in Helsinki on February 2-3. This meeting consisted of a course-planning workshop, and a symposium. The Minisymposium on Protein-Lipid Interactions was open to all researchers at the University of Helsinki. Our guest invited speakers were Patricia Basserau from Institut Curie, Paris, and Ünal Coskun from Paul Langerhans Institut, …

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Pekka Lappalainen elected as EMBO member

Professor Pekka Lappalainen has been elected as new EMBO member. Total of 58 researchers in the life sciences, 50 of them from Europe, were elected and Pekka Lappalainen is the only researcher elected from Finland. Story on BI web pages

The third ProLipids annual meeting

The third ProLipids annual meeting was held in Herrankukkaro, Rymättylä, on February 4-5. Forty CoE members joined for the event. The programme consisted of one and half days of excellent scientific presentations, discussions and brainstorming. In addition to the scientific content, the programme included a fun and relaxing evening led by the host of Herrankukkaro.

Ilpo Vattulainen appointed professor to the University of Helsinki


Ilpo Vattulainen, the vice-chair of the Center of Excellence on Biomembrane Research, has in Jan 2016 been appointed to a position of Professor in Biological Physics hosted by the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki. A major fraction of the Biological Physics group directed by Vattulainen has also moved to the University of Helsinki. Through …

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“Tätä et ole ennen nähnyt: Solujesi pinnalla käy melkoinen kuhina”

Lue Aamulehden artikkeli Ilpo Vattulaisen tutkimuksesta täältä.

ProLipids annual meeting 2015

The ProLipids annual meeting 2015 took place at the Tampere University of Technology on Thursday, February 5. This time, several collaborative projects were presented as combined efforts of the experimental and computational researchers involved. The programme also included a guided tour at TUT for the participants from Helsinki; presentations and discussions regarding events and activities …

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Ikonen group receives the 2014 Medix price

On September 22, the research group of Elina Ikonen received the 2014 Medix award for the study revealing a previously unknown transport mechanism of cholesterol. The award of 20 000EUR was given for the best Finnish scientific article published in 2013, from the field of biomedical or clinical research. The award ceremony was part of …

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