Organizer: Dr. Tommi Kajander. Email: firstname.lastname at
The Structural Biology and Biophysics (SBB) Molecules Club has been held monthly (since Autumn 2016), normally on Tuesdays 9.15-10 am, and feature the talks from Viikki campus research groups on molecular biosciences and structural biology and biophysics, as well as from invited guest speakers. The club is held in Biocenter 3 3rd floor, seminar room 3401 (unless otherwise specified). Now also the INSTRUCT-ERIC webinars are included for the students to obtain credits.
The meetings are open to all. Credits will be available for students. Further inquiries on obtaining credit units should be directed to your doctoral school (update: 1 ECTS can be obtained from 20 lectures or from a presentation in the series, 2 ECTS maximum per seminar series as per instructions from ILS). If you participate to Instruct-ERIC webinars, please remember to use your full name when participating, and ask for a proof of participation from the organizer or discuss with Tommi how to demonstrate your participation (describe major points of each presentation (e.g. half a page or short summary) as the prefered way).
INSTRUCT webinars: https://instruct-eric.eu/content/instructeric-webinar-series-structure-meets-function upcoming dates: 18.9.2020, 13.10.2020 ... (more information later, contact Hanna Oksanen/Tommi Kajander). Please check the link for updates!
NOTE: INSTRUCT webinars are also recorded and are available on the INSTRUCT web page and can be watched any time - to get credits for these provide 0.5-1 page summary on each seminar talk.
The seminars will be held remotely via Zoom for the time being (UH covid19 instructions). The link will be sent before the first seminar. Please remember to use your full name when participating, and send your student number to Tommi Kajander.
|19.1.||10:00-11:00||Lars Jeuken||Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK|
"Respiratory membrane enzymes: Electrochemical systems for the study charge transport and redox catalysis"
|16.2.||10:00-11:00||Christos Pliotas||Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK|
"Using PELDOR spectroscopy to investigate conformation and dynamics of membrane proteins with Ångstrom resolution"
|16.3.||9:15||Hideo Iwai||Institute of Biotechnology||TBA|
|20.4.||9:15||Shahid Rehan||Paavilainen Lab, Institute of Biotechnology|
"Structural basis for substrate-selective modulation of ER protein import"
The seminars will be held remotely via Zoom. The link will be sent before the first seminar. Please remember to use your full name when participating, and send your student number to Tommi Kajander.
|18.9.||12:00-13:30*||INSTRUCT-ERIC Webinar (follow the link above)|
|22.9.||9:15||Yixin Liu||Goldman Lab, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences|
"Structural and functional investigation of the RET receptor tyrosine kinase”
|13.10.||INSTRUCT-ERIC Webinar (follow the link above)|
|20.10.||9:15||Alesia Levanova||Poranen Lab, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences||”Enzymatically synthetized 2'-fluoro-modified Dicer-substrate siRNA swarms for the inhibition of herpes simplex virus infection in vitro”|
|11.10.||12:00||INSTRUCT-ERIC Webinar (follow the link above)|
|17.11.||9:15||Sesilja Aranko||Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Aalto University|
"From spider silk to biomaterials"
|15.12||12:00||INSTRUCT-ERIC Webinar (follow the link above)|
"SARS-Cov-2 talks" -structure meets function
*note the longer webinar session
FROM 13.3.2020 onward the spring seminars are cancelled / post-poned due to the UH and general authorties instructions on the COVID19 response.
|5.2.*||9:15||Amit Kumar||Leibniz Institute on Aging-Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany|
"Structural investigations on heme-interacting proteins."
|25.2.||9:15||Aleksandra Stasiak||Butcher Lab, Institute of Biotechnology and Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences||""Structural characterisation of Human Adenovirus binding to host cells""|
|24.3.**||9:15||Alesia Levanova||Poranen Lab, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences|
|21.4.**||9:15||Sesilja Aranko||Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Aalto University|
**CANCELLED / POSTPONED TO LATER DATE.
*NB: Seminar 5th of Feb is on Wednesday
3.9. National structural biology meeting FINNBOX, see:
|5.11.||9:15||Sudeep Karki||Kajander Lab, Institute of Biotechnology||Structural biology and function of SALM synaptic adhesion proteins|
|3.12.||9:15||Giray Enkavi||Vattulainen Group, Department of Physics||Computational insights into the molecular mechanisms of cholesterol efflux from late endosomes|
|29.1.||9:15||Keni Vidilaseris||Goldman lab, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences|
"Asymmetry in catalysis by Thermotoga maritima membrane-bound pyrophosphatase demonstrated by a non-phosphorous allosteric inhibitor."
|26.2.||9:15||Ilona Rissanen||Huiskonen Lab, HiLIFE and Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences||"Hantavirus envelope architecture and antigenicity"|
|26.3.||9:15||Marco Casteleijn||VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND LTD|
"Protein production services at VTT"
|30.4.||9:15||Peter Sarin||Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences|
“Connecting the dots: how post-transcriptional RNA modification modulates translation.”
|28.5.||9:15||Prof. Juha Saarikangas||HiLIFE and Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences||”Understanding the molecular basis of aging phenotypes”|
|4.9.||9:15||Ausra Domanska||Butcher Lab, Institute of Biotechnology|
"2.8 Å resolution cryo-EM structure of human parechovirus 3 in complex with Fab from a neutralizing antibody"
Dr. Lari Lehtiö
|Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Univ. of Oulu|
"DNA damage recognition mechanism of human PARP2"
|6.11.||9:15||Jaakko Teppo||Varjosalo lab, Institute of Biotechnology and Drug Research Program, Faculty of Pharmacy|
”Molecular atlas of postnatal mouse heart development”
|13.12.||16:00||Dr. Roman Tuma||Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Rep.||"Polypeptide transport through bacterial membrane seen through a single molecule 'lens' "|
|31.1.||15:00||Prof. Inari Kursula||University of Bergen|
Understanding Plasmodium gliding motility and invasion - new clues for fighting malaria.
|27.2.||9:15||Antto Norppa||Frilander Lab, Institute of Biotechnology||Mutations in the U11/U12-65K protein associated with isolated growth hormone deficiency lead to structural destabilization and impaired binding of U12 snRNA|
|27.3.||9:15||Samuli Ollila||NMR / Iwai Lab, Institute of Biotechnology||Combining NMR experiments and MD simulations to study membranes and proteins|
|24.4.||9:15||Juho Kellosalo||Paavilainen Lab, Institute of Biotechnology||Discerning the role of Sec62 (and Sec63) in co-translational translocation|
|22.5.||9:15||Uwe Richter||Battersby Lab, Institute of Biotechnology||Dynamic biology by CryoEM|
A list of past SBB molecule club series can be found here.