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MET awards best dissertations, publications and educational achievements

Published on 30.11.2022
Tampere University
Award recipients: Teemu Murtola (left) who received the award for the first author of article Arla Vettenranta with Antti Pemmari, Meri Vattulainen, Vesa Hytönen, Mikko Lehtimäki and Soile Nymark who received the prize for Iina Korkka.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology (MET) has awarded the best doctoral dissertations and publications of 2022. Three teachers also received educational achievement awards.

MET 2022 doctoral thesis awards

Doctor of Science (Technology) Iina Korkka was awarded for her dissertation Ionic Signaling in Retinal Pigment Epithelium: From physiological characterization to stem cell applications

Doctor of Medical Science Antti Pemmari was awarded for his dissertation
Macrophage and Chondrocyte Phenotypes in Inflammation

Doctor of Philosophy Meri Vattulainen was awarded for her dissertation
Human Pluripotent Stem Cells for Corneal Applications: Therapeutic potential of human pluripotent stem cell-derived corneal limbal stem cells

MET 2022 best publication award

Arla Vettenranta, Teemu J Murtola, Jani Raitanen, Paavo Raittinen, Kirsi Talala, Kimmo Taari, Ulf-Håkan Stenman, Teuvo L J Tammela, Anssi Auvinen:  Outcomes of Screening for Prostate Cancer Among Men Who Use Statins, JAMA Oncology, 2022 Jan 1;8(1):61-68

MET 2022 honourable mentions

Suchintak Dash, Cristina S D Palma, Ines S C Baptista, Bilena L B Almeida, Mohamed N M Bahrudeen, Vatsala Chauhan, Rahul Jagadeesan, Andre S Ribeiro: Alteration of DNA supercoiling serves as a trigger of short-term cold shock repressed genes of E. coli, Nucleic Acids Research, 2022 Aug 26;50(15):8512-8528.

Mikko Lehtimäki, Lassi Paunonen, Marja-Leena Linne: Model Order Reduction, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

MET 2022 education achievement awards

Students’ opinions have strongly influenced the selection process.

Professor Vesa Hytönen: Hytönen is genuinely interested in students and teaching.

Professor Juhani Jääskeläinen: Jääskeläinen has actively developed teaching, participated in the implementation of teaching and ensured that the students’ perspective is also considered. “He makes everything clear.”

University lecturer Jari Viik: Viik is responsible for the research project course and thesis seminar, which are joint courses for all students in the Master of Science programme. Being the responsible teacher requires wide-ranging expertise and Jari does it very competently with an excellent focus on the students and their needs. Jari’s contribution to our teaching is considerable.

Photograph: Jukka Lehtiniemi