EU awards two Centre of Excellence awards to VTT for cancer research
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has succeeded received two Marie Curie Excellence Grants from the EU’s sixth framework programme. These grants aim at providing support for the creation of European research teams which are considered to have the potential to reach a high level of excellence. VTT’s Medical Biotechnology group in Turku has received a total of 3.1 million funding from the programme for two independent cancer research projects.
Prof. Olli Kallioniemi coordinates a project which is involved in exploiting genetic mutations in diagnostics and treatments of cancer. Docent Marko Kallio leads a project which focuses on control mechanisms of cell division. VTT will enrol eight scientists into the projects, mostly from abroad.
VTT’s Medical Biotechnology group was established in 2002 together with the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and the City of Turku.