Paavo Kinnunen memorial symposium
Symposium honoring the life and career of professor Paavo Kinnunen (19.5.1950–21.9.2017) will take place at Aalto University on 09 April 2018.
On September 21, 2017, professor Paavo K. J. Kinnunen (1950–2017) passed away. Born on May 19, 1950, and trained as a medical doctor, Kinnunen obtained his PhD degree in bacteriology from the University of Helsinki in 1976. After a number of research positions in Finland and abroad, he was appointed full professor in medical biochemistry at the University of Helsinki in 1996. He also co-founded companies KSV-chemicals and Kibron. He served as managing editor of the journal Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 2002–2007. He was elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2004. From 2010 he was appointed Professor at Aalto University. The field of the professorship was Engineering Physics, especially innovation activities in biomedical engineering.
We will have a seminar with keynote presentations about his profound influence on the membrane biophysics.
The speakers include:
Martin Hof (J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ASCR)
Elina Ikonen (University of Helsinki)
Paul Janmey (University of Pennsylvania)
Peter Laggner (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Ole Mouritsen (University of Copenhagen)
Tommy Nylander (Lund University)
Date and time: Monday 09 April 2018, 09–17
Place: Aalto University, auditorium F239a, Otakaari 3, Espoo
09:00 – 09:30 Opening of the seminar, Risto Ilmoniemi and Kimmo Kaski
09:30 – 10:30 Ole Mouritsen, Life of lipids
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 11:45 Paul Janmey, A Nordic guide to inositol phospholipids
11:45 – 12:30 Tommy Nylander, Lipase activity and changes of the lipid self-assembly structure
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:00 Elina Ikonen, What's so special about cholesterol?
14:00 – 14:45 Martin Hof, Lipid Driven Nanodomains are Fluid
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee & tea
15:15 – 15:45 Samuli Ollila, Extended lipid conformations from vesicle fusion to amyloid aggregation
15:45 – 16:45 Peter Laggner, My life with SAXS: Making the Tools one Needs
19:00 Conference dinner
The attendance to the seminar is free of charge for registered attendees, including coffee and light lunch. Conference dinner will take place in restaurant Mestaritalli (https://www.restel.fi/tilat/mestaritalli/). Price for the dinner including two glasses of wine is 63.20 €. The dinner has to be paid in advance, preferably before 02 April 2018, and registration cannot be cancelled. Payment details will be delivered after registration.
To help us organize the seminar, please register following the link below before 02 April 2018:
Organizers: Samuli Ollila (samuli.ollila helsinki.fi), Sakari Nikinmaa, Risto Ilmoniemi.