GENERAL INFORMATION The 2nd Sino-Finn Life Science Forum will be held in August 23 - 28, 2009 in Finland. This unique event is organised by Helsinki Graduate School of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (GSBM) and Biocenter Finland Research Organisation. The event aims to promote bi-national research collaboration and training in biosciences between China and Finland and is a continuum to the First Sino-Finn Life Science Forum held in Wuhan, Suzhou and Shanghai in October 2008.
Chinese Principal Investigators in the Universities of Wuhan, Suzhou, and Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences (Chinese Academy of Sciences) are invited to participate into the 2nd Sino-Finn Life Science Forum in Finland in an effort to enhance successful research collaboration between Finnish and Chinese research groups and to give a firm bases to student exchange programmes between the two countries. This event provides a good opportunity for Chinese Principal Investigators to familiarize themselves with the international level biochemical, biotechnological and biomedical research that is conducted in the Finnish research groups within the Biocenter Finland Research Organisation. The one week’s programme will include a scientific symposium in Helsinki, visits to Finnish research groups, and a visit to Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sino-Finn Symposium 2009 in Helsinki
A whole-day symposium 24.8.2009, starting at 9 am in Viikki, Info Center, Auditorium 2 (Viikinkaari 11). A buffet available at the end of the Symposium at 4 pm. See the program here.
ENTATIVE PROGRAM Sunday, August 23 Arrival in Helsinki, Finland.
- accommodation arrangements Monday, August 24 2nd Sino-Finland Life Science Forum in Helsinki
- keynote speakers from Finland and China
See the program here >>> Tuesday, August 25 Visits to research institutes in Helsinki.
Ferry cruise to Stockholm, arrival on Wednesday morning. Wednesday, August 26 Visit to Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
Ferry cruise back to Helsinki, arrival on Thursday morning. Thursday, August 27 Visits to research groups in Finland.
- each PI chooses the groups based on his/her interests Friday, August 28 Research group visits continue.
- returning to Helsinki and to China More detailed programme will be available later. The programme will, to some extent, be tailored according to research areas and interests of the participating PI’s.