Night of Science at Coolhead: What you see, what you eat, what you are

Urban event
18.00 - 19.30
Gardenia Päärakennus, Coolhead brewery
Koetilantie 1, Viikki

Have you ever thought what happens if a salmon eats the wrong type of food, or how to silence pathogenic organisms? Come and listen to more about these and many other topics including pigment cells, species evolution and citizen science surveying! Postdoctoral researchers from the University of Helsinki Viikki campus will share and discuss their latest research.


18:00: You are what you eat! Junk food and spawning age in Atlantic salmon

Dr. Ronan James O'Sullivan (Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme, Faculty of Biological and Environmental)

18:15: From elephants to butterflies: stress, sex and parasites

Dr. Carly Lynsdale (Life-History Evolution Group, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences)

18:30: Get big or die tryin’. Tough life a salmon has

Dr. Jukka-Pekka Verta (Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme & Institute of Biotechnology)

18:45: How can we silence pathogenic microorganisms?

Dr. Alesia Levanova (Molecular and Translational Virology lab, Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme)

19:00: Using public survey efforts for biodiversity science

Dr. Jussi Mäkinen (Research Center for Ecological Change, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences)

19:15: The true colors of cell type diversity

Dr. Nidal Karagic (Integrative Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biotechnology)

Organizers: Viikki Postdoctoral Association (supported by the Institute of Biotechnology) and The Science Basement