Orion Research Foundation grant for Ph.D. student Nina Hänninen


Ph.D. student M.Sc. Nina Hänninen has received 3 500 euro grant from the Orion Research Foundation for the doctoral thesis on development of novel MRI contrasts for studying macromolecular structure of articular cartilage.







Review article published


Thevenot J, Bordallo-López M, Hadid A (2017). A Survey on Computer Vision for Assistive Medical Diagnosis from Faces. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2017.2754861.







Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation grant for Professor Miika T. Nieminen


Professor Miika T. Nieminen (MIPT) has received a funding of 1 018 000 euros from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for the project “Structure-specific MRI characterization of articular cartilage in osteoarthritis.







Research article published


Peuna A, Hekkala J, Haapea M, Podlipská J, Guermazi A, Saarakkala S, Nieminen MT, Lammentausta E (2017). Variable angle gray level co-occurrence matrix analysis of T2 relaxation time maps reveals degenerative changes of cartilage in knee osteoarthritis: Oulu knee osteoarthritis study. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging DOI: 10.1002/jmri.25881.







Open call for two Ph.D. students (Deep Learning)


Groups of Simo Saarakkala and Miika Nieminen invite applications for two doctoral student positions (4 years): Click here for more details

Deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.







Open call for Senior Research Fellow


MIPT is inviting applications for a senior research fellow position (5 years): Click here for more details

Deadline to apply is November 24, 2017.







Open call for post-doctoral research fellow


Simo Saarakkala’s DIOS group together with the Microelectronics Research Unit invite applications for a post-doctoral research fellow position (Biochemistry and Cell Biology): Click here for more details

Deadline to apply is November 17, 2017.







Significant EU funding to MIPT Research Unit


Associate Professor Simo Saarakkala together with the Postdoctoral Fellow Gabriela Lorite from Microelectronics Research Unit (MIC), University of Oulu, have together received 1.1 million euros from EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 for joint diseases research project MIRACLE.
More information: http://www.oulu.fi/university/node/47669







Research articles published


Podlipská J, Koski JM, Kaukinen P, Haapea M, Tervonen O, Arokoski JP & Saarakkala S (2017). Structure-symptom relationship with wide-area ultrasound scanning of knee osteoarthritis. Scientific Reports 7: 44470.

Karhula SS, Finnilä MA, Lammi MJ, Ylärinne JH, Rieppo L, Pritzker KP, Nieminen HJ, Saarakkala S (2017). Effects of Articular Cartilage Constituents on Phosphotungstic Acid Enhanced Micro-Computed Tomography. PloS One. 12(1):e0171075.

Hirvasniemi J, Thevenot J, Guermazi A, Podlipská J, Roemer FW, Nieminen MT, Saarakkala S (2017). Differences in tibial subchondral bone structure evaluated using plain radiographs between knees with and without cartilage damage or bone marrow lesions – the Oulu Knee Osteoarthritis study. Eur Radiol. doi: 10.1007/s00330-017-4826-8. [Epub ahead of print]







MRC Oulu short-term Post Doc position (3 months) for Stefan Zbyn PhD


Stefan Zbyn PhD (MIPT) has received a funding from Medical Research Center Oulu for the research project “Implementation and validation of new MR imaging contrast for early detection of osteoarthritis”.