Open Public Lecture 8.12.2008: Modern in vitro techniques to support authority toxicology

5.12.2008

<div>Professor Hanna Tähti, University of Tampere, Dept. of Medicine/environmental toxicology, gives a lecture on Modern molecular methods in research on the functional mechanisms of Fusarium avenaceum mycotoxins commonly occurring in Finland. </div>

Evira/Helsinki Viikki, Auditorium C111 Kalevi
mo 8.12.2008, 10:30 – 12:00 am

Professor Hanna Tähti repeatedly has been awarded for her pioneering work to develop cell-based models to replace animal experiments. In the 1980s, professor Tähti commenced research in the effects of organic solvents on the enzymatic processes of red blood cells. Already then she focused her research on developing simple in vitro cell models. Professor Tähti has developed cell models of the central nervous system and of various eye cells, as well as cell-based methods of analysing blood-brain barriers. In addition, she has educated and motivated new students to do research in new techniques.

The lecture is part of a research project funded by the Academy of Finland for applying modern molecular methods in research on the functional mechanisms of Fusarium avenaceum mycotoxins commonly occurring in Finland.
The lecture is held in Finnish.

Additional information:
Prof. Kimmo Peltonen, Evira, Research Unit for Chemistry and Toxicology, 020 77 24410, kimmo.peltonen at-merkki-kapea.gifevira.fi


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