Jukka Jernvall is among newly elected EMBO members

European Molecular Biology Organisation has newly elected 106 outstanding researchers in the life sciences to its membership.

Irma Thesleff receives honorary title

The President of Finland grants the honorary title of Academician of Science to highly distinguished scientists and scholars. Title can be held by no more than twelve Finnish scientists and scholars.

Festschrift in Honor of Mikael Fortelius

on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday has been published in the latest online issue of Annales Zoologici Fennici vol. 51(1-2)(open access link).


Enamel Knot at 100 Symposium

If one wants to study mammalian evolution and development, then one wants to study the tooth. Indeed, for us mammals, the tooth has allowed our specialization to diverse diets and habitats. It is almost all in the shape. And the set of cells doing the hard-lifting of tooth development, the enamel knots, were discovered a hundred years ago. And the re-discoverer of that group of cells was born 50 years ago.

Here you will find Scott Gilbert’s Odont-Ode from the symposium.

The Center of Excellence in Experimental and Computational Developmental Biology

The Academy of Finland’s Centres of Excellence (CoE) are the flagships of Finnish research. They are at the very cutting edge of science in their fields, carving out new avenues for research, developing creative research environments and training new talented researchers for Finnish society and business and industry.

The Saimaa Ringed Seal

The genome of the Saimaa ringed seal: A 10,000-year natural experiment is funded by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation