Campus events: Have a break and get inspired!

At our campus events students have the opportunity to meet specialists from different fields of research. Have a break with us and get inspired!

In city centre campus digitalisation meets student life: Educational Technology Centre introduces their latest digital tools for students to help learning, communicating with other students and job hunting.

You can dive in to the world of computers in Kumpula campus. In the workshop of LUMA-centre you get to hear and see what makes computers seem so intelligent and smart. What is programming all about?

In Meilahti campus you have the unique opportunity to try virtual microscope yourself using a multi-touch controlled table-sized screen (read more below). You can also stop by at the workshop of Think Company where people can meet and exchange ideas on how digitalisation and especially virtual reality can improve the health care of people.

When: Wednesday and Thursday, October 5th and 6th at 14:00-16:00
Where: City centre campus, Porthania
Kumpula-campus, Physicum-building, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2 A
Meilahti-campus, Biomedicum 1 -building, Haartmaninkatu 8

Microscopy goes digital with the web-microscope

Web-microscopy is a method of digitizing entire microscope specimens and viewing as well as analyzing the virtual slides through a web interface. The method is developed by Johan Lundin’s research group at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM). The system utilizes cloud storage to host images.

The original microscope slides are digitized using microscopy scanners. Samples displayed on the screen are then continuously read from a remote image server. The size of a single sample can be many gigabytes. The user can easily move from the natural size of the sample to a very high magnification, at which cells and even subcellular details can be seen.

The method has already revolutionized microscopy teaching and it is used at the medical faculties all over Finland. Researchers use it to store, share and analyze large whole slide images of scanned tissues and biopsies.

Dr. Lundin’s research group is also specialized in developing image analysis algorithms and machine-assisted quantitative analytics methods, especially in the fields of tropical diseases and cancer.

Thinkfest provides you an opportunity to try virtual microscopy yourself using a multi-touch controlled table-sized screen.