Mart Saarma#


Mart Saarma
Email:mart.saarma 'at' helsinki.fi
Membership Number:4009
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:msaarma
Homepage: http://http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/saarma




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - Professor, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
  • 2009 - 2013 Academy Professor, Academy of Finland and Institute of Biotechnology
  • 2008 - 2013 Director, Centre of Excellence in Molecular and Integrated Neuroscience
  • 2008 - 2009 Director, Biocenter Finland
  • 1990 - 2008 Director, Professor, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
  • 1997 - 2014 Professor, Gene Technology Center, Tallinn Technical University (part time)
  • 1980 - 1990 Head of the Department of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn
  • 1977 - 1980 Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Physics, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tartu
  • 1971 - 1977 Research assistant & junior researcher, Dept. Biological Chemistry, Medical Faculty, Tartu University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular neurobiology
  • Neurotrophic factors
  • Neurotrophic factor receptors
  • Neuronal death mechanisms
  • Growth factor signalling
  • Animal models of Parkinson's disease
  • Transgenic and knockout animals
  • Animal models of ALS
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 - 2013 Guest Professor of the Wuhan University, China
  • 2007 Foreign Member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters
  • 2005 European Molecular Biology organization (EMBO) member
  • 2001 Second order decoration of the Estonian White Star
  • 2001 Member of the Tanner Academy
  • 2000 Foreign Member of the Finnish Academy of Science
  • 1999 First order decoration of the Finnish White Rose Knighthood
  • A1990 cademician, Estonian Academy of Sciences
  • 2013 Alfred Kordelin Foundation Science Prize
  • 2010 Tartu University Medical School Honorary Medal
  • 2009 Nordic Science Prize, Lundbeck Foundation
  • 2004 Karl Schlossmann Science Prize
  • 2008 - 2012 Chairman, Finland Centre of Excellence in Molecular Neurobiology
  • 2003 Runeberg Medical Science Prize
  • 2002 Helsinki Gold medal
  • 2001 Väino Tanner Prize
  • 2000 Finnish Innovation Prize
  • 2000 Finnish Cultural Foundation Science Prize

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