The Institute of Biomedical Technology (IBT) at the University of Tampere is dedicated to excel in basic and translational research and education in the field of biomedicine.
Its research activities cover diverse areas, including cancer, immunology, cellular biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology and stem cell based regenerative medicine with a common aim of developing personalized medicine via new diagnostic and treatment methods. IBT also houses FinMIT, the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in research on mitochondrial genetics, disease and ageing.
IBT is part of BioMediTech, a joint institute of the University of Tampere (UTA) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT). The collaboration between the universities has enabled a unique research and educational environment. In the autumn 2012 UTA and TUT launched a joint education with the objective to educate top-level experts in life sciences and medical technology.
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The Academy of Finland has granted a four year research project grant for IBT bioinformatics Professor Matti Nykter for Models of chromatin and cancer regulation at individual tumor samples. Budget of the funded project is over 750 000 euros.
Project is built on the extensive data collections produced by the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE), the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). Using these data sets models of cell and disease specific regulatory networks will be constructed. Goal of the project is to extend such models to specifically represent the regulatory network of an individual prostate cancer tumor. Such a network can then be utilized for example in the design of personalized treatment strategies. Project includes an experimental part, where the data that is needed for patient specific models as well as for validation of the model predictions will be produced.
Academy of Finland
Postdoctoral Researcher/Researcher (Ophthalmology research group)
The postdoctoral researcher will work in research projects related to the differentiation and functionality of human stem cell derived retinal pigment epithelium cells, their cell-biomaterial interaction and proteomic characterizations.