Public Seminar on Future Diagnostics

The research in bio-technologies have for the past 40 years been growing in Finland, especially in the Turku area. Japan is also well-known in revolutionary bio-research. The Joint  seminar on “Future Diagnostics” in Turku makes a chance to hear the latest in diagnostics and glimpse into its future. What secrets will Roche Diagnostics Ltd., Hyogo University of Health Sciences, UTU Department of Future Technologies, PerkinElmer, Turku SciencePark Ltd. and JSPS tell?

The seminar is open to the public and organized in collaboration with University of Turku-Department of Future Technologies (DFT), Turku University of Applied Sciences, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS Stockholm Office) and City of Turku.


May 21 (thur), Seminar 10:00-15:00, Evening reception 18:00-20:00


University of Turku, Main Building, Lecture Hall II (2) Building T1, Finland


10:00-10:15 Opening speech (Dr. Timo Korpela)
10:15-11:15 Prof. Seiji Shibasaki (Hyogo University of Health Sciences): “The Recent Challenges in Red Biotechnology – for Accelerating the Development of Novel Diagnostic Tools and Pharmaceutics”
11:15-12:00 Dr. Erkki Soini: “New Principles for in vitro Diagnostics”
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:30 Marika Kase, Global Business Director (PerkinElmer): “Expanded Newborn Screening in Japan”
13:30-14:00 Teppo Hyytiä, Head of Business Unit (Roche Diagnostics): “Doing Now What Patients Need Next”
14:00-14:30 Teppo Laaksonen, Senior Advisor (Turku Science Park Ltd.): “Diagnostic Companies in TScP Ltd: Present and Future Trends”
14:30-14:50 Dr. Timo Korpela (University of Turku/DFT): “Electrochemistry in Diagnostics: the Past, the Present and the Future”
14:50-15:00 Dr. Hideo Akutsu (Director of JSPS Stockholm Office): “JSPS Programs Supporting Research Activities”

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Admission is free of charge.


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