Tallinn University of Technology

TalTech School of Science is organizing a research conference on 9th of October in memory of professor Erkki Truve. The conference will take place in Mektory.  


14:00 Opening words: rector professor Tiit Land
14:10 Announcement of Erkki Truve Scholarship Fund 
14:15 Professor Mart Saarma. Plenary session: regarding Erkki, viruses and cellular stress 
14:55 Professor Emeritus Lilian Järvekülg: The race between plants and viruses still in a deadlock. 
15:15 Professor Andres Merits: The journey from plant viruses to coronaviruses 
15:40 Professor Tõnis Timmusk: Neurosciences in Tallinn, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, and Tallinn University of Technology 
16:00 Coffee break 
16:30 Professor Teemu Teeri: Orange petunius- legal or illegal? 
16:55 Professor Mart Ustav: development of biological medicine in Icosagen 
17:20 Doctor Kristiina Mäkinen: The potyviral silencing suppressor HCPro employs host ARGONAUTE1 in pro-viral functions. 
17:45 Doctor Marko Piirsoo: replication of papillomavirus genome from molecular mechanisms 
18:05 Professor Tiina Tamm: ribosomal synthesis of virus and cellular proteins  
18:25 Doctor Cecilia Sarmiento/Dr. Merike Sõmera/Dr. Heiti Paves: Erkki’s group and research 
19:10 Closing speech: Rector Emeritus professor Andres Keevallik 
19:20 Doctor Rando Truve: Greetings from Erkki’s family 
19:30-20:30 Dinner 

The number of participants is limited in order to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2. You can take part from the conference through Zoom (meeting ID: 895 3051 7283, Passcode: 995282). In order to participate live in Mektory, please send an e-mail to kertu.kosk@taltech.ee

It is recommended to wear masks in Mektory.