TEKES (Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) grant to Heikki Nieminen


Doc. Heikki Nieminen has received a Tekes funding of 351 000 euros for a project from the TEKES program of ”New knowledge and business from research ideas application process”. The topic of the project is: ”MorphoLogic – Precision Morphology Analytics for Osteoarthritis”. This Tekes project is a spin-off from Assoc. Prof. Simo Saarakkala’s ERC- and Academy of Finland -funded 3Dhisto project. Total budget of the project is 501 000 euros.







Public defence of doctoral dissertation


MSc Jana Podlipská will defend his doctoral dissertation titled “Non invasive semi-quantitative and quantitative ultrasound imaging for diagnostics of knee osteoarthritis” on 2nd December at 12.00 in Auditorium A101, University of Oulu (Aapistie 7A). The opponent of the dissertation is Professor Helen Keen from University of Western Australia and the custodian is Professor Simo Saarakkala from University of Oulu.







Doctoral thesis approved


Victor Casula successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging methods for evaluation of articular cartilage in knee osteoarthritis: Free-precession and rotating-frame relaxation studies at 3 Tesla” on October 21 in Auditorium 7 of Oulu University Hospital. Professor Edwin G.H. Oei from Erasmus University Rotterdam, acted as the the opponent. The custodian was Professor Miika Nieminen from University of Oulu.







TEKES (Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) grant to Simo Saarakkala’s group


Simo Saarakkala and Jerome Thevenot have together received a funding of 347000 euros from the TEKES program of ”New knowledge and business from research ideas application process”. The topic of the project is: ”Novel non-invasive knee diagnostic device (MAKNEE)”. The total budget of the project is 496000 euros.







Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation grant for Docent Vesa Kiviniemi


Docent Vesa Kiviniemi (OFNI, MIPT, Medical Faculty) has received a funding of 1 200 000 euros from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for the project “Glymphatic pulsation in neurodegenerative diseases”.







Four abstracts accepted for the OHBM annual meeting


Raatikainen V, Huotari N, Korhonen V, Kantola J, Kiviniemi V. Directional connectivity analysis within DMN based on combined spatial and temporal ICA of MREG data. (poster presentation)

Raitamaa L, Huotari N, Raatikainen V, Korhonen V, Kiviniemi V. The effect of breath-hold on cardiorespiratory glymphatic pulsations – an MREG study. (poster presentation)

Rajna Z, Kananen J, Seppänen T, Kiviniemi V. Brain avalanche patterns explain splitting of DMN into spatiotemporally sparse sub-units. (poster presentation)

Tuovinen T, Rytty R, Remes A, Kiviniemi V. CV mapping of BOLD data and gray matter ICA improves detection of FC changes in Alzheimer’s disease. (poster presentation)







MIPT’s latest research results were noticed by Iltalehti


MIPT’s latest research results were noticed by Iltalehti.







MIPT’s Mia Hautala selected as a student of the year 2016


Mia Hautala has been selected as a student of the year 2016 by Oulun yliopistoseura ry.







Tauno Tönning Foundation grant for M.Sc.(tech) V. Korhonen


PhD student Vesa Korhonen (MIPT, OFNI) has received a funding of 4000 euros from Tauno Tönning Foundation for the doctoral thesis “Investigating signal fluctuations of brain networks using multimodal neuroimaging system”.







Miika Nieminen and Matti Hanni from MIPT have co-authored a chapter in an upcoming book


Miika Nieminen and Matti Hanni from MIPT have co-authored a chapter with Mikko Nissi and Yang Xia in an upcoming book titled “Biophysics and Biochemistry of Cartilage by NMR and MRI”. The book will be published in September 2016. ISBN: 978-1-78262-133-1.