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.  

Erkki Truve (1965-2020) was the founder of Department of Gene Technology and the initiator of creating the School of Science and Mathematics (Dean and Chairman of the Board of the School of Science and Mathematics 2009-10). Vice-rector for research 2010-2015.