Academy of Finland  
  Funding decisions 22.10.2021
 
 
 
Year of decision:  
Funding source: Research Council for Biosciences, Health and Environment
Call: 2020 Academy project
Project count: 93
Project funding: 39 858 468 €
 
Organisation Project title Applicant / Contact person Decision No. Decision date Funding period Funding
Academy project BTY
 
Aalto University A novel calcium-mediated negative feedback in phototransduction of mammalian photoreceptor cells, rods and cones Koskelainen, Ari 343531 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 495 772

Aalto University Boreal peatlands from space: towards a new era of spectral characterization [PEATSPEC] Rautiainen, Miina 341963 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 460 532

Finnish Environment Institute From macro to micro: the fate of weathered plastics and plastic additives in the northern Baltic Sea food web Lehtiniemi, Maiju 342540 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

Finnish Environment Institute Life in the fast lane: Revealing high-frequency plankton dynamics with multi-device imaging and open-set image classification (FASTVISION-plus) / Consortium: FASTVISION-plus Suikkanen, Sanna 339355 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 399 770

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare Crossing species barriers - molecular mechanisms of infectious disease emergence / Consortium: CrossBar Österlund, Pamela 339511 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 299 039

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare Early Childhood Sleep Patterns, Self-Regulation and Later Risk for Psychiatric Disorders: CHILD-SLEEP and Finnbrain Birth Cohort Consortium / Consortium: Sleep, self-regulation and children's mental healt Paavonen, Juulia 342747 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 385 557

Finnish Meteorological Institute Quantifying the potential of boreal peatland rewetting for climate change mitigation / Consortium: RESPEAT Aurela, Mika 341752 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 30.08.2025 299 843

Finnish Meteorological Institute Resilience of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems under bioclimatic change / Consortium: RESICLIM Aalto, Juha 342892 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 300 000

Helsinki University Central Hospital A phase three multicentre trial with a run-in verification of intervention efficacy and a Bayesian analysis of intervention efficacy and sample size Skrifvars, Markus 341277 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

Helsinki University Central Hospital From Multiomics to Mechanisms – Microbiome-Gut-Host Interactions as a Pathogenetic Driver of Parkinson’s Disease Subtypes Scheperjans, Filip 342758 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 30.08.2025 500 000

Helsinki University Central Hospital Systemic neoadjuvant and adjuvant control by precision medicine in rectal cancer (SYNCOPE) – approach to high-risk group to reduce metastases Seppälä, Toni 338657 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 499 963

Helsinki University Central Hospital Transplantation of maternal intestinal flora to the newborn after elective cesarean section (SECFLOR) Helve, Otto 341096 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 491 653

Kuopio University Hospital Paradoxal effects of angiogenesis in chronic ischemia - AngioParadox Korpisalo-Pirinen, Petra 339560 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023 250 000

Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT Life in the fast lane: Revealing high-frequency plankton dynamics with multi-device imaging and open-set image classification (FASTVISION-plus) / Consortium: FASTVISION-plus Kälviäinen, Heikki 339612 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 300 000

Natural Resources Institute Finland A novel intra-molecular isotopic approach to infer past climate and plant responses from tree-ring archives (MoleO) Rinne-Garmston, Katja 343059 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

Natural Resources Institute Finland ANTIVIRALS FROM FOREST BIOMASSES: STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND APPLICABILITY (ForestAntivirals) / Consortium: ForestAntivirals Jyske, Tuula 342250 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 399 773

Natural Resources Institute Finland Micro-mining of soil phosphorus by means of root-exudate induced rhizobacteria Salo, Tapio 341988 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.12.2024 499 378

Tampere University Early nutrition and related mechanisms in the development of type 1 diabetes Virtanen, Suvi Mirjami 339922 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

Tampere University Improving celiac disease diagnostics – step towards prediction and earlier treatment Kaukinen, Katri 339183 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

Tampere University Through molecular deep phenotyping and 3D limbal tissue modeling towards treatment of corneal limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) Skottman, Heli 338988 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

Tampere University Hospital Nordic DeltaCon Trial: Non-operative treatment versus reversed total shoulder prosthesis in patients sixty five years of age and older – a prospective, randomized controlled trial Launonen, Antti 341375 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 446 903

Turku University Hospital HUMAN BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE, CENTRAL OBESITY AND IMMUNE SYSTEM Virtanen, Kirsi 343410 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023 250 000

University of Eastern Finland A combined experiment and modelling approach to quantify the nitrous oxide budget of permafrost regions (N-PERM) / Consortium: N-PERM Biasi, Christina 341348 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 400 000

University of Eastern Finland Abort, Retry, Fail? Searching for the essential mitochondrial DNA maintenance pathways Pohjoismäki, Jaakko 338227 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 499 560

University of Eastern Finland Capturing the cell state space from genomics data into models of treatment resistance in childhood leukemia Heinäniemi, Merja 341693 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 490 141

University of Eastern Finland Clinical and experimental study on human neuronal circuitry and cellular heterogeneity impacted by early Alzheimer's disease -related pathology in iNPH patients (CLEAR) / Consortium: CLEAR Leinonen, Ville 339767 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 300 000

University of Eastern Finland Clinical and experimental study on human neuronal circuitry and cellular heterogeneity impacted by early Alzheimer's disease -related pathology in iNPH patients (CLEAR) / Consortium: CLEAR Malm, Tarja 339763 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 30.08.2025 399 348

University of Eastern Finland Controlled Pharmacodynamics with Melanin Targeted Drug Delivery to the Eye Urtti, Arto 343138 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023 250 000

University of Eastern Finland Innovative and Proactive Solutions for Better Brain Health Huttunen, Kristiina Maria 338693 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Eastern Finland Mechanisms of microglia-specific genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease Hiltunen, Mikko 338182 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 492 587

University of Eastern Finland New Therapeutic Approaches for Endothelial Dysfunction, Myocardial Ischemia and Heart Failure Ylä-Herttuala, Seppo 342240 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 492 700

University of Eastern Finland Plant-plant communication in conifers: above- and below-ground resource allocation under abiotic stress Blande, James 339575 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 499 371

University of Eastern Finland Protein quality of plant cell cultures in relation to digestive physiology / Consortium: Cell2Eat Kolehmainen, Marjukka 339184 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 300 000

University of Eastern Finland Sleep-related epileptic spiking in early Alzheimer’s disease Tanila, Heikki 340377 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 475 943

University of Eastern Finland The Hidden Role of Gases in Trees / Consortium: HidRoGaT Laurén, Ari 342934 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 296 654

University of Helsinki 1000 linkage maps project: A comprehensive catalogue of recombination variation Rastas, Pasi 343656 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 446 394

University of Helsinki A combined experiment and modelling approach to quantify the nitrous oxide budget of permafrost regions (N-PERM) / Consortium: N-PERM Mammarella, Ivan 341349 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 300 000

University of Helsinki Avoiding risks of thrombosis and bleeding in major surgery (ARTS) Tikkinen, Kari 340957 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Biology of toxin-associated proteins: Implications and applications in Clostridium botulinum and beyond (X-FACTOR) Lindström, Miia 340705 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Breaking a barrier in ocular research: Understanding the role of the tear film lipid layer in health and disease / Consortium: Ocularhealth Svedström, Kirsi 341553 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023 150 000

University of Helsinki CDNF and MANF: discovery of receptors and novel molecular mechanisms of action in cellular stress and disease Saarma, Mart 343299 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 498 799

University of Helsinki Climate warming peatland scenarios open to dispute (DISPEAT) Väliranta, Minna 338631 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Crossing species barriers - molecular mechanisms of infectious disease emergence / Consortium: CrossBar Sironen, Tarja 339510 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 397 133

University of Helsinki Developmental plasticity of head meristems in Asteraceae Elomaa, Paula 341774 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Dynamics of actin during transcription Vartiainen, Maria 338281 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 499 155

University of Helsinki Eco-evolutionary control and its application to drug therapies Mustonen, Ville 339496 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 498 190

University of Helsinki Enhancing the peripheral chemoreflex to protect the newborn against hypoxic injury – A translational study based on fetal sheep model of birth asphyxia Räsänen, Juha 342826 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023 250 000

University of Helsinki Evolutionary innovations of Fungi in modern and fossil resins Rikkinen, Jouko 343113 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki FinDisc: A prospective, randomized, placebo-surgery controlled trial on the efficacy of microdiscectomy surgery for lumbar disc herniation Paavola, Mika 339597 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Impact of metabolic microenvironment in human neocortical evolution and neurodevelopmental diseases Namba, Takashi 340179 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Mechanisms of oral immunotherapy (OIT) in the treatment of food allergy Karisola, Piia 338325 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Mode of Action for the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) in Energy Balance Modulation Pohjanvirta, Raimo 338433 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Novel post-transcriptional pathway controlling cell growth versus differentiation decision Frilander, Mikko 341477 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 499 998

University of Helsinki Optimal therapy for B-cell lymphomas Leppä, Sirpa 341280 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023 250 000

University of Helsinki Quantifying the potential of boreal peatland rewetting for climate change mitigation / Consortium: RESPEAT Minkkinen, Kari 341749 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 399 514

University of Helsinki Quantifying the potential of boreal peatland rewetting for climate change mitigation / Consortium: RESPEAT Raivonen, Maarit 341753 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 300 000

University of Helsinki Regulation of chloride homeostasis: implication and potential therapy target for cognitive decline in TLE Rivera Baeza, Claudio 341361 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 30.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Regulatory networks in stress-induced plant ageing Kangasjärvi, Saijaliisa 343527 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 497 034

University of Helsinki Resilience of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems under bioclimatic change / Consortium: RESICLIM Luoto, Miska 342890 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 400 000

University of Helsinki Salivary metagenome: an unexplored element affecting health and disease? Pussinen, Pirkko 340750 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki Salmon maturation: from large-effect gene discovery to molecular-level processes Primmer, Craig 342851 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki THE FORMATION AND DYNAMICS OF DEEP SOIL ORGANIC MATTER STORAGES (DEEP-SOM) Heinonsalo, Jussi 340169 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Helsinki The Hidden Role of Gases in Trees / Consortium: HidRoGaT Hölttä, Teemu 342933 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 300 000

University of Helsinki The Hidden Role of Gases in Trees / Consortium: HidRoGaT Vesala, Timo 342930 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 330 736

University of Helsinki Tissue-specific mechanisms of renal carcinogenesis Vanharanta, Sakari 338420 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 499 943

University of Helsinki Veterinary pulmonary physiotherapy Hyytiäinen, Heli K 341581 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 498 938

University of Jyväskylä ANTIVIRALS FROM FOREST BIOMASSES: STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND APPLICABILITY (ForestAntivirals) / Consortium: ForestAntivirals Marjomäki, Varpu 342251 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 245 128

University of Jyväskylä Filamin mechanosensor in muscle development and disease Ylänne, Jari 343444 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Jyväskylä HDL as a promoter of oxygen metabolism (HiPrOxy) Lehti, Maarit 341058 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 499 729

University of Jyväskylä How fit is your gut? Microbiome underlying winter adaptations in wild populations Ruuskanen, Suvi 342907 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023 250 000

University of Oulu COLLAGEN XIII-DEPENDENT MYASTHENIAS – MECHANISMS AND THERAPEUTIC PROSPECTS Pihlajaniemi, Taina 341776 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 474 045

University of Oulu Cellular oxygen sensors and other 2-oxoglutarate-dependent enzymes as novel treatment targets for neurological and other diseases Karppinen, Peppi 339900 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Oulu From monarchy to polyarchy – genomic causes and consequences of a shift in social organization Viljakainen, Lumi 343022 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Oulu Imaging of Cardiac Electric Activity and Fibrosis (ICEAF) Liimatainen, Timo 340761 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 464 396

University of Oulu Increased respiratory brain pulsation in human epilepsy as a sign of glymphatic dysconvection. Kiviniemi, Vesa 338599 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 385 000

University of Oulu Microbes and the floating-hook moss in phytoremediation of mining water (MoPoW) Pirttilä, Anna Maria 343565 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 454 692

University of Oulu Unraveling the potential of orphan receptors GPR37 and GPR37L1 as new drug targets Petäjä-Repo, Ulla 338736 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Turku Chemical Diversity across the Plant and Insect Kingdom Salminen, Juha-Pekka 341836 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Turku Climate Change Driven Microbiomes and Adaptive Radiation of Plants in the Polar Regions Saikkonen, Kari 339703 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Turku Crossing species barriers - molecular mechanisms of infectious disease emergence / Consortium: CrossBar Kakkola, Laura 339512 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 300 000

University of Turku Development of anticancer agents by metabolic engineering Metsä-Ketelä, Mikko 340013 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023 250 000

University of Turku Does the macrophage origin matter? A novel vision of macrophage-endocrine communication Rantakari, Pia 338590 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 497 056

University of Turku Early Childhood Sleep Patterns, Self-Regulation and Later Risk for Psychiatric Disorders: CHILD-SLEEP and Finnbrain Birth Cohort Consortium / Consortium: Sleep, self-regulation and children's mental healt Karlsson, Linnea 342748 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 300 000

University of Turku Modelling LMNA-related Dilated Cardiomyopathy in vitro and in vivo: from Pathogenesis to Targeted Therapies Taimen, Pekka 338678 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 490 701

University of Turku Molecular imaging of cardiac inflammation: Folate receptor β as diagnostic and therapeutic target Saraste, Antti 343152 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 463 974

University of Turku Novel insights into spatiotemporal regulation of early B cell activation: from advanced imaging to modern proteomics Mattila, Pieta 339810 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Turku Physiological basis of fish adaptation to freshwater hypoxia: from plasticity to evolution Amélie, Crespel 343562 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Turku Pollution-related bird - microbe associations Eeva, Tapio 338180 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Turku Pushing the limits of proteomics: new computational tools for medical research Elo, Laura 341342 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

University of Turku Transcription regulation in spirochetes Belogurov, Georgi 341962 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 443 612

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd KNALLRED - Hydrogen powered reductive biosyntheses and biotransformations by an engineered Knallgas bacterium Nyyssölä, Antti 342124 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 500 000

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd Protein quality of plant cell cultures in relation to digestive physiology / Consortium: Cell2Eat Nordlund, Emilia 339182 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025 399 814

Åbo Akademi University Intercepting the Siglec-mediated interactions in cancer and inflammation (SIGINT) Salminen, Tiina 340066 26.05.2021 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023 250 000