Category Archives: Conferences

FinPharmaNet annual meeting 2023

FinPharmaNet is a collaboration of Drug Research Doctoral Programmes from the University of Turku, University of Helsinki and University of Eastern Finland. There were also representatives from the Universities of Jyväskylä, Oulu, Tampere and Åbo Akademi, as well as  from the industry.

This year’s meeting was held in Kuopio on June 12-13. The meeting consisted of interesting presentations from the field of drug research and career path presentations from the angle of PhD’s working in the industry and academia. For doctoral researchers there were two presentation sessions. Our groups doctoral researcher Edla held an oral presentation on the development of [¹¹C]phosgene synthesis. Although the meeting was very busy there was also some time left for networking among other doctoral researchers.

iSRS 2023

International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences 2023 was organized in Honolulu from the 22nd to the 26th of May. Five days full of interesting posters, inspiring presentations and wonderful discussions with new people. We started our conference week with presymposium workshops. In the evening there was the opening ceremony and a welcome reception that really kicked the conference week going.


On Tuesday we had the opportunity to just focus on listening the presentations and exploring the results from the posters but on Wednesday it was our groups time to shine. Anna, Thomas and Edla had their poster sessions on Wednesday evening. More information about their posters can be found here. Friday was also an interesting day since Noora had her presentation about [18F]FPATPP and Simo presented his poster: The synthesis of [11C]phosgene and its use in the synthesis of [2-11C]thymine in the last rapid-fire session. From the rapid-fire session Simo continued to his poster session.

Even though the week was busy, our group had time to explore the island. We visited the Manoa falls, hiked the Diamond Head and enjoyed the many beaches of Hawaii. We also participated a dinner organized by Synthra and met with the SRS ThinkTank.

What a week! =)

Heading to Hawaii!

iSRS 2023 is just around the corner and we’ll be heading to Honolulu, Hawaii. Our research group is presenting two oral presentations as well as four posters.

Come see our presentations:

26.5 klo 13:30 Automated cassette based synthesis of novel CB1 receptor tracer [18F]FPATPP produced via Ru-mediated 18F-fluorination – Noora Rajala

26.5 klo 14:30 The synthesis of [11C]phosgene and its use in the synthesis of [2-11C]thymine – Simo Salo

And check out our posters

P-224 The synthesis of [11C]phosgene and its use in the synthesis of [2-11C]thymine – Simo Salo

P-056 Optimized quality control analysis for GMP production of the clinical 18F-labelled NET tracer [18F]SiTATE – Edla Kerminen

P-061 Comparison of the syntheses of 18F-labelled norepinerphrine transporter tracer [18F]NS12137 using in-house built device and Trasis AllinOne – Anna K. Kirjavainen

P-097 Investigation into metabolic profile of [11C]Me-DPA – Thomas Keller

See you in Hawaii!

Sneak peak of our posters!

Greetings from ISRS2019, Beijing!

International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences 2019 was organized this time in Beijing, China from 26th to 31st May. Six days, including the presymposium on Sunday 26th May, we enjoyed the presentations from all over the world covering various topics in the field of radiopharmaceutical sciences. Of course, we also presented our group’s results and in total we had 5 presentations during the week; 1 oral and 4 poster presentations. More about our presentations can be found here.

Summery Summer Palace!

In addition to the scientific content, our conference trip included a lot of social activities. The symposium excursion was directed to the Summer Palace, a beautiful imperial garden. We attended among all the Finns in the conference to the Night of Finland, sponsored by Huayi Isotopes Co., where we had the honor of having a dinner with Prof. Fan Wang, the ISRS 2019 Chair. The conference week culminated on the symposium dinner, which included traditional chinese food and performances. Thanks to all of these events, the converations in the coffee and lunch breaks and the poster sessions, we met many new people in the field and so many new potential collaborations coming up in the future. Stay tuned!