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Helsinki Brain & Mind, a new neuroscience hub, awar­ded ERDF fund­ing

The European Regional Development Fund has awarded €500,000 to the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the Helsinki University Hospital for the development of a research, competence and innovation hub in neuroscience.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Kuva: Mostphotos

Over one million euros in grants from the Wihuri Foundation

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation grants were awarded to 41 individuals or teams in Aalto University.
University
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Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors -näyttelyn kuva, kuvaaja Mikko Raskinen

From space technology to spider silk and the bio-economy – over 2 000 women and girls gather for three different technology events

Technology companies will need more than 53 000 new experts in the next few years. We are holding 'Shaking up Tech' for high school students, 'Girls' Day' for upper comprehensive school students in Heureka, and 'Women in Tech' for technical professionals: three events that highlight the many possibilities in the field of technology and introduce role models.
Cooperation, Press releases
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Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

Studying vision in pitch-darkness shines light on how a mammal’s brain drives behaviour

Neuroscientists link mammalian behaviour to its underlying neural code at the unprecedented resolution of individual nerve impulses for the first time.
Press releases, Research & Art
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An illustration of a ray of light causing the eye to find a route through a maze in the brain. Illustration by Safa Hovinen.

Matias Palva, Professor of Brain Signal Analytics, studies the mechanisms of the human mind and brain diseases

Understanding the brain mechanisms behind the diseases is important when developing targeted treatments
Research & Art
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Matias Palva. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.

Youth Technology Competition Winner gets summer job at Aalto University

Suvi Laitinen wants to learn new things, especially in medicine, and with technology at the forefront
University
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suvi laitinen

Breaking through barriers for a revolution in brain scans

The EU-funded BREAKBEN project promises better and more detailed brain scans
Press releases, Research & Art
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breakben aivomittausanturi kuvaaja marko havu

New laser therapy seeks to halt the progression of age-related vision loss

The Maculaser heat treatment heats the back of the eye with a near-infrared laser while precisely controlling the temperature during the treatment. The goal is to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in an individualised, safe and effective manner.
Press releases
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Hoitolaitteen testausta laitteen kehityksestä vastaavan insinöörin Ossi Kaikkosen toimesta. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.

Meet the new Innovation Advisors at SCI

We chat to Ilkka Hyytiäinen and Juha Siivola who, along with Tuomas Planman will support the school as innovation advisors
Appointments
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Juha Siivola ja Ilkka Hyytiäinen. Kuva: Matthew Allinson.

Working as a researcher is ’like playing with your favorite toy but you get paid for it’

Academic career wasn't a clear choice to Professors Friedrich Simmel and Francesco Ricci.
Research & Art
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Francesco Riccin ja Friedrich Simmelin mielestä menestyksekäs tutkijan ura vaatii uteliaisuutta, täsmällisyyttä, kilpailunhalua - ja onnea. Kuva Matti Ahlgren / Aalto-yliopisto

Aalto Professors publish new neuroscience textbook

‘Brain Signals’ by Risto Ilmoniemi and Jukka Sarvas comprehensively reviews brain scanning techniques and the mathematics you need to analyse them
Research & Art
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Brain Signals.

Nantech brought nearly one hundred international researchers to Espoo

Understanding of computer science and mathematics becomes increasingly important in the field of DNA nanotechnology, says Professor Pekka Orponen
Research & Art
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Nantech-tapahtuma koostui esitelmistä ja posteriesityksistä. Kuva Matti Ahlgren / Aalto-yliopisto

Professor Kurt Gothelf: The DNA origami method will undoubtedly influence development of new medicine

An invited speaker of Nantech2019, Kurt Gothelf, was one of the first scientists to develop DNA nanostructures
Research & Art
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Kurt Gothelf visited Nantech2019 organized by Aalto University

Room for Thought: Brain Region That Watches for Walls Identified

Advanced imaging technologies observe one brain area’s ability to rapidly sense our surroundings; lays groundwork for improvements to machine learning and robotics
Press releases
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Karoliina Hellbergin maalaus Violet floor (time is up). Kuva: J. Tiainen.

Funding for four new Academy Research Fellow and 14 Postdoctoral Researcher posts

The funding for the five-year Academy Research Fellow and the three-year Postdoctoral Researcher posts was awarded by the Academy of Finland's Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Aalto-yliopiston kemian tekniikan korkeakoulun tutkimusta, kuva Mikko Raskinen

Aalto University becomes a partner of Terkko Health Accelerator

Through this collaboration, Terkko Health Accelerator can branch out from the Meilahti campus and leverage the technological resources and expertise of Aalto’s Otaniemi campus.
Cooperation
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Opiskelijoita lukusalissa_Photo by Aino Huovio

Brain scans on movie watchers reveal how we judge people

Researchers used brain scans to reveal the biases people feel towards people who are like them, even if they can’t see that they are like them
Press releases, Research & Art
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Unconscious bias arrises from in-group favouritism

Fixing back problems and improving hygiene at music festivals: innovative ideas by this year’s undergraduate student projects

The theme of this year’s annual SCI course project was health and well-being
Studies
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Vesi-ilmapallojen heittopeli. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.

Listeners immerse themselves in audiobooks in very different ways – and this shows in the brain

In the future, a new brain research method could be used to study creativity
Research & Art
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Tutkimuksessa arvioitiin, miten lähellä tai kaukana koehenkilöiden tuottamat sanalistaukset olivat merkityksen perusteella toisistaan. Kuva: Iiro Jääskeläinen.

Aalto dissertation award 2019 in the School of Science

Annual prize ceremony celebrates the best doctoral dissertations of the past year
Honoured, Research & Art, University
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Sci dissertaion winners 2019