Tiedefoorumi / Science Forum


Recent trends and advances in drug discovery

The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland welcomes you to our annual Science Forum on October 6th!

This year's Science Forum is an overview on modern drug discovery. How do AI and genomic knowledge affect drug discovery and what are the recent trends in vaccine development and immuno-oncology? Presentations include also a view from a startup. The Science Forum is held entirely in English. 

If due to the COVID-19 situation we cant meet in person, the event will be live streamed. Attendance is free of charge. 




Time: October 6, at 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Place: Eteläranta 10, Neuvottelukeskus, Auditorium


12.30 pm Coffee/tea in the lobby

1.00 - 1.10 pm Welcoming words, Chair Leena Otsomaa, Orion Oyj

1.10 - 1.40 pm Key Note Lecture; Werngard Czechtizky, AstraZeneca, Sweden

1.40 - 2.00 pm AI in Drug Discovery, Julius Sipilä, Orion Oyj




2.10 – 2:30 pm FinnGen project, Aarno Palotie, FIMM

2.30 - 2.50 pm Vaccine development, Heikki Hyöty, University of Tampere

2.50 - 3.10 pm Start-up presentation, Vesa Turkki, Finnvector Oy

3.10- 3.30 pm Immuno-oncology, Outi Vaarala, Orion Oyj

3.30 -3.35 pm Closing of the seminar


15.35 - 16.00 Kemianteollisuuden Innovaatiopalkinnon jako, Tj Mika Aalto, Kemianteollisuus ry ja Petri Lehmus, Neste Oyj, Innovaatiovaliokunnan pj


 16.00 -17.00 Refreshments / Kuohuviinitarjoilu Neuvottelukeskuksen aulassa


More information: 
Carmela Kantor-Aaltonen, +358 50 4045 166, carmela.kantor-aaltonen@kemianteollisuus.fi