Kemian Kevät symposium 21.-23.4.2020

Bachelor and master students from radiochemistry lab will give their final presentations at Kemian Kevät symposium! Due to the current situation, symposium is organized online.

Presentations will be in Finnish.

Abstract book here (radiopharmaceutical chemistry on pages 63-79).

Tuesday 21.4.

9.40-9.55: Introduction to radiopharmaceutical chemistry research group

Wednesday 22.4.

9.00 Short introduction (prof. Olof Solin)
9.05 LuK Pauliina Pihlavisto: 11C- ja 18F-leimatut keskushermostoon sitoutuvat fosfodiesteraasimerkkiaineet
9.20 LuK Juho Salonen: GMP radiolääkkeiden laadunvalvonnassa
9.35 LuK Simo Salo: [11C]hiilimonoksidin tuotanto ja käyttö radioleimauksissa
9.50 MSc Adeleh Zaferanloo: 11C-Methylation of [11C]Me-DPA for TSPO imaging, synthesis of [11C]CH3 labeling precursor
10.10 FM Krista Heikkilä: 2-kloori-5-fluori-N-((3,5,7-trifluoriadamantaan-1- yyli)metyyli)bentsamidin valmistaminen ja 2-kloori-5- hydroksi-N-((3,5,7-trifluoriadamantaan-1- yyli)metyyli)bentsamidin Ru-välitteinen 18F-radioleimaus

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!

Upcoming dissertations

Two of our researchers are going to defend their theses this spring/summer!

MSc Nina Sarja defends her dissertation in Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine entitled “[18F]Fluoride: Molar activity and utility in radiosynthesis and in biological applications” on 18.5.2019 at 12.00 in Risto Lahesmaa lecture hall, T hospital, Hämeentie 11, 20540 Turku.

Opponent: Dr. Thomas Ruth (University of British Columbia), Custos: prof. Olof Solin (University of Turku).

MChem Thomas Keller defends his dissertation in Chemistry entitled ”Radiosynthesis of [18F]F-DPA with various molar activities for the imaging of neuroinflammation” on 14.6.2019 at 12.00 in
Johan Haartman lecture hall, T hospital, Hämeentie 11, 20540 Turku.

Opponent: Assistant Professor Alex Poot (VU University Medical Center), Custos: Adjunct Professor Sarita Forsback (University of Turku).