Kristina Leppälä wins the third Falling Walls Lab Turku
On 14 June, the Abo Akademi University and the University of Turku hosted their third Falling Walls Lab Turku. A full day of presentations plus a panel discussion on 'the impact and societal relevance of research within humanities, social sciences and the arts' made the event a memorable exeperience for all participants.
The winner of the Turku Lab qualified for the Falling Walls Lab Finale which takes place in Berlin on 8 November 2016.
Meet the winner:
1. Place: Kristina Leppälä, Finland/USA - Breaking the Wall of Post-Operative Heart Complications
Kristina's presentation dealt with post-operative heart-attacks - a common problem worldwide. Her team creates ways to predict and possibly prevent these heart complications by building a predictive model based on data collected from intra-, and post-operative events.
Meet the jury:
Prof. Johanna Ivaska (Chair), Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku
Juuso Enala, Consultant, Zeeland Family Marketing House
Prof. Jani Erola, Sociology, University of Turku
Saara Inkinen, Technology Transfer Coordinator, Åbo Akademi University
Ulla Järvi, Secretary General, Finnish Science Journalists