FinPharmaNet News archive (2016->)


The POCKit pocket labor­at­ory re­ceived the Im­pact Prize ac­know­ledge­ment of the MEPs. Dr. Hélder A. Santos, Associate Professor, a supervisor in UH DPDR, is a member of this Helsinki Challenge team.


Generating mammalian cerebral cortex course
1 ECTS, 11.-12.9.2017, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki

Info: University of Helsinki (UH) DPDR courses..


Nanoforum 2017 – Emerging drug and gene delivery systems
29.-30.5.2017, Viikki, Helsinki
To registration website

30 Years of Drug Delivery Research symposium is held on June 12-13, 2017 in Kuopio.

The symposium is organized in honor of Arto Urtti’s 60th birthday and features a wide range of international speakers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

On the previous day, 11th of June, Controlled Release Society’s Nordic Chapter Meeting is also held at the same venue.

The symposiums are held in the beautiful lake country near the city of Kuopio.
Gala dinner and fun activities are also included. The full conference is free for PhD Students in Finland.

You can register for the both of the symposiums or alternatively only for one via
registration website.

Detailed program for the conferences can also been seen on the site.

The registration is now open, but there is limited seats available.
The places will be filled with first-come-first-serve basis, so register early, if you want to secure your seat.


FinPharmaNet 11 th Annual Meeting 2017, 14-15.8.2017, University of Eastern Finland
First announcement will follow in May. Stay tuned!

To FPN11 Annual meeting


The ecopa (European Consensus Platform for Alternatives) SSCT (Scandinavian Society for Cell Toxicology) Workshop, 14.-16.6.2017, Helsinki 18.11.2016
Web site

International courses


Summer School in Medication Safety 23.-24.8.2016
Venue: University of Helsinki, Room 135, Fabianinkatu 24 (entrance: Vuorikatu 3, 1st floor, “backyard”)
Host: Clinical Pharmacy Group, Division of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki
Target Group: Open seminar to all interested in medication safety and related research (particularly PhD students and researchers, professionals and experts whose duties involve consideration of safe medication practices at different organizational levels and health care settings)
Objective: The objective of the two-day interactive seminar is to discuss current topics, strategic research areas and collaboration with different stakeholders in medication safety research and practice development in Finland
Registration: Please send a message of your participation to Niina Mononen ( by Monday Aug 15
Requirement for receiving credits from the seminar (1 ECTS):
1) Participation to seminar (both days)
2) Presentation of own research in the seminar (15 min + 5 min discussion)
3) Making a brief description of own research according to instructions given. Please inform Niina as soon as possible if you wish to have credits and we will send you more detailed instructions.
Further information: University Instructor Niina Mononen, University of Helsinki (
Have a nice Summer! Looking forwards seeing you in August!


Drug research scientists are represented in the most cited Finnish scientists in Thomson Reuters list. In the University of Helsinki clinical pharmacology and pharmacy are represented by relevant number (4 scientist out of 17). They all are members of Doctoral programme in Drug Research (DPDR) in UH and, thus, FinPharmaNet.
See University of Helsinki news.

INTEGRATE Summer School 2016, HTS, Medicinal Chemistry, and Cell Biology in the Discovery of New Drugs Active Against Resistant G-negative Bacteria, 7.-10.6.2016, CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd. at the Life Science Center Keilaniemi, Keilaranta 14, Espoo
Info (.doc)

CRS Nordic Chapter event

The Nordic Drug Delivery Meeting (Nordic Innovative Drug Delivery – What can we offer now and in the future?) together with The Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and AstraZeneca (and others) on 1.-3.6.2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Registration information and program.