Neurobiology of Disease
// Current activities

  • February 2018: Riikka Lampinen is awarded a Finnish Cultural Foundation grant for her PhD project.
  • January 2018: Liisi Soppela and Jorge Canas join the group as MSc. degree students.
  • January 2018: Irina Belaya and Dzhessi Rait attend the SynaNet H2020 Symposium in Lisboa, Portugal.
  • December 2017: Katja Kanninen receives funding from the Yrjö Jahnsson Founding for a project deciphering the interplay between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • December 2017: Riikka Lampinen obtains a research grant from the Finnish Brain Foundation for her work on Alzheimer’s disease.
  • November 2017: We participate in ‘Bring your child to work’ day on 24/11 to teach school children about science.
  • September 2017: Dzhessi Rait attends the SynaNet H2020 Summer School in Lancaster University, UK.
  • September 2017: Find the latest publication on neurogenesis at:
  • September 2017: Annika Sorvari joins the group as a researcher. Annika’s research involves work with primary cell cultures and in vivo studies in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • August-October 2017: Riikka Lampinen visits the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia
  • Katja Kanninen and Tarja Malm organized a 2-day course  ‘Glial Cells in Neurodegeneration’ at the University of Eastern Finland on May 16-17, 2017. Please find more information at
  • May 2017: Irina Belaya joins the group as a PhD student.
  • March 2017: Katja Kanninen received project funding from the Sigrid Juselius Foundation.
  • January 2017: Our research is supported by a CIMO grant to Dzhessi Rait.