The 4th Finnish Symposium on Biological Psychiatry

We warmly welcome you to
The 4th Finnish Symposium on Biological Psychiatry

When: 17 December, 2018 9:00-17:00
Venue: University of Helsinki, Meilahti campus, Biomedicum lecture hall 2

The symposium will include:

Keynote lecture by Tomas Paus (University of Toronto)
Dr. Paus works on functional and structural organization of the human brain using a variety of approaches including studies of patients with brain lesions, patients with psychiatric disorders, functional and structural neuroimaging, and brain stimulation.

Talks by leading Finnish investigators in biological psychiatry
Professor Jarmo Hietala (
Professor Esa Korpi (
Professor Anu-Katriina Pesonen (

Short talks by young investigators, selected based on submitted abstracts

Posters selected based on submitted abstracts

Target audience: Students, postdocs and faculty working on human genetic and imaging studies in psychiatric diseases, mechanisms of psychiatric diseases, including functional, pharmacological and genetic analyses in model organisms, and related fields.

Credits (NEUBM-301): Students will receive 1 ECTS from attendance + submitting a 1 page essay on the scientific content of the symposium, or 2 ECTS by attendance + poster/oral presentation + essay.
Please also note a separate course NEUBM-305 Biological psychiatry preparation course (5 ECTS)

Please register and/or send your abstract at
Deadline for registration and abstract submission is on November 21.

We hope to see you there!

Iiris Hovatta, PhD, professor of behavioral genetics
Tiina Paunio, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry
Alexandra Lahtinen, MSc, doctoral student Mikaela Laine, MSc, doctoral student

Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind (B&M)