The Biochemical Society of Oulu arranged a company visit to its members 2nd of June. We will visited OYS TestLab and ValiRX. Both organizations are located in Kontinkangas and are 10 minutes walking distance apart.
OYS TestLab, located in Oulu University Hospital, offers frameworks for collaboration between private and public sectors. In OYS TestLab, health technology companies can test their products in realistic environment and get feedback from health care professionals.
ValiFinn is multinational biotechnology company situated in Oulu. One of its core business activities is carrying out developmental research that is used for finding treatments for cancer. In addition, ValiFinn offers clinical laboratory services in co-operation with the University Of Applied Sciences Of Oulu.
Visit report coming soon..
Science popularization event
was held at the Tuba Food and Lounge on 15th of September and gathered a nice crowd of interested participants.
The idea of this multidisciplinary event was to popularize scientific phenomena and research. During the evening we heard five short presentations including Thought mistakes of our brain by Pauli Ohukainen, Citizen science by Prateek Singh, Literature in the stream of time by Miika Savolainen, Why carbon is needed in the production of steel by Eetu-Pekka Heikkinen, and Biobanks – better health through research by Pia Nyberg.
Hopefully we can organize something similar also next year.
45th Anniversary Celebration
We got together to celebrate our society at restaurant Nallikari on 17th of September. Evening started with an overview to the history of the society given by our chair Minna Kihlström.
And continued with wine tasting and education given by Katja Piippo. Several quality wines were tasted and compared with different types of food.
Thank you all for the great atmosphere and great evening!
Spring recreational day 15th of May
The Biochemical Society of Oulu organized a Spring recreation day on Sunday the 15th of May. We headed to the white-water area of Koitelinkoski to conquer the rapids of the river with a rubber boat and after that we enjoyed a picnic in beautiful Koitelinkoski area!
Visit to Finnish Seed Potato Centre Ltd
The Biochemical Society of Oulu is organized a trip to visit a local bio-field company in the Oulu region for its members. We visited The Finnish Seed Potato Centre Ltd on Tuesday 7th of June. The visit included a presentation and a tour in the laboratory premises.
The Finnish Seed Potato Centre Ltd was introducing its operation in the Oulu Bioscience Networking Event (OBNE) 2015. It is a leading Finnish company specializing in the production of seed potato, and uses an advantaged aeroponic production method.
“Innovation and pioneering are important to us. This is why we carry out continuous research and development work in collaboration with universities and research institutions, among others.”
More info about the company: http://spk.fi/en/