Frontiers of Science spring 2021 eTALKs


BioCity Turku continues the Frontiers of Science seminar series online as eTALKs during the spring 2021. The seminars are meant for both researchers and students and students can get ECTs from participation.

Frontiers of Science is over 30-year-old seminar series arranged by BioCity Turku for its students and researchers, where BioCity Turku research programmes invite world-leading scientists to give a talk and present their latest results from their field of research. Traditionally these seminars are arranged on-site in BioCity but due to the pandemics, BioCity Turku launched last autumn a Frontiers of Science eTALK seminar series.


BioCity Turku arranges in total six Frontiers of Science eTALKs and topics range from climate change to cancer

The Frontiers of Science seminar program for spring 2021 is now ready and one of the invited researchers is Dr. Vishva M. Dixit, who will give the first eTALK of the season with title “Why so many ways to die?” on March 11th at 18:00. His research interest is on cell death and particularly in NF-kB signaling and ubiquitin modification. Dr. Dixit is the Vice-President of US-based company Genentech Inc.

Academician of Science Markku Kulmala is also invited to present his life-long work studying climate change, and he will give his talk “Climate, air quality and COVID” on April 22nd at 12:00. Kulmala is a professor of aerosol and environmental physics at the University of Helsinki, and the world's most cited geoscientist and a leading climate researcher. 


Student, have a cup of virtual coffee with the speaker!

BioCity Turku offers a great possibility for students and young postdocs to create connections for future and to learn hosting skills in a friendly environment. Come and share a virtual cup of coffee with the speaker after the seminar, discuss about science and get new ideas and motivation to your work. Every student and postdoc are welcome to join, in spite of which research group they belong to. If you got interested, after registering to the event please send an email to


Frontiers of Science seminars are arranged on Thursdays at 12:00, 15:00 or 18:00 via Zoom. Registration is obligatory and the registration links are available on BioCity Turku web site. Registration closes and the Zoom link and iCalendar invitation are sent one day prior the event.

Frontiers of Science seminar program and registration links:

Additional information: 
BioCity Turku Coordinator Maija Lespinasse, +358 40 5658 654,