Students, postdocs and faculty working on human genetic and imaging studies in psychiatric diseases, mechanisms of psychiatric diseases, including functional, pharmacological and genetic analyses in model organisms, and related fields.
After the course, the student knows what the current themes of research in biological psychiatry are. In addition, he/she knows how to prepare and present a poster or oral talk. In addition, the student will learn to give feedback to other presenters and receive feedback regarding their own presentation. The symposium also enhances networking and possibilities for collaboration.
Every 1,5 years, period II or period IV
Keynote lecture by Tomas Paus (University of Toronto) Dr. Paus works on functional and structural organization of the human brain using a variety of approaches including studies of patients with brain lesions, patients with psychiatric disorders, functional and structural neuroimaging, and brain stimulation. https://ims.utoronto.ca/faculty/faculty-online-community/faculty-members/paustomas/.
Talks by leading Finnish investigators in biological psychiatry
- Professor Jarmo Hietala (https://www.utu.fi/en/units/med/research/research_projects/Pages/jarmo-hietala.aspx)
- Professor Esa Korpi (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/neuropsychopharmacology)
- Professor Anu-Katriina Pesonen (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/sleep-and-mind)
Short talks by young investigators, selected based on submitted abstracts
Posters selected based on submitted abstracts
Students will receive 1 ECTS from attendance + submitting a 1 page essay on the scientific content of the symposium, or 2 ECTS by attendance + poster/oral presentation + essay.
Please also note a separate course NEUBM-305 Biological Psychiatry PREPARATION COURSE
Scale is pass/fail
Please register and/or send your abstract at https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/92601/lomake.html. Deadline for abstract submission is on November 21.
The symposium involves preparatory group or self-study before the symposium, submitting an abstract, presenting a poster or oral presentation, and attending talks by other presenters and the poster session. Attendance to the symposium is required to pass the course.
Associate professor Iiris Hovatta