Tallinn University of Technology

XV Science Conference of the School of Science

The XV Science Conference of the School of Science will take place on November 29, 2023. starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Cybernetics House (Akadeemia tee 21/1) in the Venus hall. 
In the first part of the scientific conference, the PhD students of the School of Science will give presentations. The conference will continue traditionally with presentations by foreign guests and researchers from the School of Science.

Conference Agenda
10:00-10:10 Rector's greeting. Tiit Land, rector of Tallinn University of Technology

First part: Short presentations of PhD students
moderator Maria Cecilia Sarmiento Guerin, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Senior Researcher

10:10 – 10:20 Anastasiya Krech, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Early Stage Researcher "Enabling Ring-Opening Reaction of Cyclopropanols by Decatungstate as Photoredox Catalyst"
10:20 – 10:30 Romain Jacques Elie Bernasconi, Department of Cybernetics, Early Stage Researcher "Creatine deficiency causes muscle-specific atrophy and a shift in fiber composition"
10:30 – 10:40 Sophie Graul, Department of Geology, Early Stage Researcher "Exploration of Estonian Phosphorites. Ree potential for Green Transition"
10:40 – 10:50  Ekaterina Kabin, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Early Stage Researcher "α-lipoic acid ameliorates consequences of copper overload by up-regulating selenoproteins and decreasing redox misbalance"
10:50 – 11:00  Amirhossein Barzandeh, Department of Marine Systems, Early Stage Researcher "Sea surface current components in the Baltic Sea"
11:00 – 11:10  Pille-Riin Laanet, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Early Stage Researcher "Medicinal plants against Lyme disease"
11:10 – 11:20 Alina Rekena, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Early Stage Researcher "Designing Microorganisms for the Transition to Bioeconomy"
11:20 – 11:30 Natjan-Naatan Seeba, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Early Stage Researcher "Development of a potential enzyme replacement therapy against hypertriglyceridemia"

Second part
moderator Tõnis Kanger, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Researcher-Professor

12:30 – 12:40 Welcome speech. Andrus Salupere, Dean, School of Science
12:40 – 13:25  Tuuli Käämbre, KBFI, Research Professor „ Metabolic tricks of cancer cells„
13:25 – 14:10  Vitali Sõritski, Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, Lead Research Scientist  "Molecularly imprinted polymers: towards development of chemosensors for medical diagnostics and environmental monitoring"
14:10 – 14:30  Awards for the best popular science article and other media coverage.
(14:30 – 15:00 coffee break)

Third part
moderator Marko Vendelin, Department of Cybernetics, Tenured Full Professor

15:00 – 15:30 Riina Aav, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tenured Associate Professor "Supramolecular self-organisation"
15:30 – 16:00  Kevin Parnell, Department of Cybernetics, Research Professor "Baltic Sea coastal processes and management in a global context"
16:00 – 16:30 Germo Väli, Department of Marine Systems, Senior Researcher "Modelling the hydrodynamical processes in Estonian coastal waters"
16:30 – 17:00 Alla Šogenova, Department of Geology, Senior Researcher  "CO2 capture, transport, use and geological storage (CCUS) as a way for carbon-neutral future: Estonian challenges."

After the conference, we will continue with the gathering in the lobby of the Cybernetics House. The presentations will be held in English and will be broadcast live (webcast link is HERE).
To participate in the conference on site, please register HERE no later than 24.11.2023

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Science Conference of the School of Science

The annual Science Conference of the School of Science brings together students and researchers. Traditionally, the conference starts with two plenary lectures given by eminent persons (academicians, national research awards laureates, honorary doctors of TalTech), followed by shorter presentations by researchers of the School.

The aim of the conference is to introduce the research topics of the School to a wider audience. Everyone interested in science is welcome.

The Science Conference has been held since 2008.

A choice of topics from previous years:

“Trapping Fire and Making Knots and Cubes, The Power of Molecular Self Assembly” Professor Kari Rissanen (2022)
„Lessons from the past - palaeoecology as a tool” Professor Siim Veski (2022)
"Optical spectroscopy of new 2D and 3D semiconductors"  Professor Maarja Grossberg and Professor Jüri Krustok (2021)
"Mechanisms of neuronal activity-regulated gene expression” Professor Tõnis Timmusk (2021)
"Graphene augmented ceramic nanofibers and their applications" Professor Irina Hussainova (2019)
"Saving Science and Society" Professor Erkki Karo (2019)
"Oxidative Chemical Degradation of Oil Shale" Professor Margus Lopp (2019)
"Intermittency and scale invariance in nature and in society" Professor Jaan Kalda (2019)
"Mineral Carbonation of Post Industrial Materials: Engineering a natural process for operational optimization and CO2 management" Professor Michael Hitch (2019)
"The bacteria who tolerate antibiotic treatment" Professor Tanel Tenson (2018)
"What Have We Built? Architecture in Estonia Since 1991" Academician Mart Kalm (2018)
"Droplet microfluidics for chemical and biotechnological research" Professor Ott Scheler (2018)
"Lessons from the future past: Land cover and land use changes as a driver for Earth system changes" Senior Researcher Anneli Poska (2018)
"De novo genomics and the study of silver birch genome" Professor Olli-Pekka Smolander (2018)
“’Safe-by-design’ and ’toxic-by-design’ – two strategies for creating novel nanomaterials“ Professor Anne Kahru (2017)
“From natural science to technology. And back again” Professor Maarja Kruusmaa (2017)
“Deciphering the biochemistry of lignin deconstruction“ Senior Researcher Tiit Lukk (2017)
"Deciphering Earth history 444 million years ago" Professor Olle Hints (2017)
„Atmospheric regional climate modelling“ Senior Lecturer Aarne Männik (2017)
“Bayesian Inference and bootstrap methods on random variables characteristics estimation“ Senior Researcher Margus Pihlak (2017)
"Noncovalent Interactions in Asymmetric Catalysis" Professor Tõnis Kanger (2016)
"Economic evaluation of Non-Market Nature Values: Case of Jägala Waterfall" Professor Üllas Ehrlich (2016)
"Hypercomplex Numbers" Docent Alar Leibak (2016)
"Why Go Organic: A Chemist's Perspective" Researcher Pavel Starkov (2016)
"Pathogen-induced Liver Damages: Novel Aspects of Helicobacter pylori Infection" Researcher Pirjo Spuul (2016)
"Chemistry meets biology: postsynthetic modification of proteins and RNA" Professor Jaanus Remme (2015)
"Three examples of inverse problems" Professor Lasse Päivärinta (2015)
"Green Chemistry: Can we desing safer and environmentally friendly chemicals?" Professor Nicholas Gathergood (2015)
"Digital Microfluidics- a versatile chemical computer" Jelena Gorbatšova (2015)
"Single Cell Model assisted Bioprocess Modellling and Cell Design" Andrus Seiman (2015)
"Where did the immune system come from?" Jaanus Suurväli (2015)
"Tracing photons and molecules: What can we learn from recording noise in the heart cell?" (2013)
"Capture of Carbon Dioxide By Porous Metal-Organic Framework Materials" TalTech Professor Honoris Causa Martin Schröder (2012)
"Organic Synthesis: Quo vadis?" TalTech Professor Honoris Causa Victor Snickus (2012)
"Studies toward elaboration of a new approach to chiral organometallic reagents" Oleg Kulinkovich (2011)
"CAPILARY ELECTROPHORESIS – a small tool for large accomplishments in point of care analysis" Petr Kuban (2011)
"TUT Crystal Structure Service" Franz Werner (2011)
"Fast clustering method for DNA sequences, using locality sensitive hashing" Jaak Simm (2011)
"New neurotrophic factors: structure, biology and therapeutic potential" Professor Mart Saarma (2009)
"Vortex ring models and their applications" Senior Researcher Felix Kaplanski (2009)
"RNA silencing" Docent Cecilia Sarmiento (2009)
"Numerical simulation of gas-solid particle flow" Senior Researcher Aleksander Kartušinski (2008)