Pediatric Research Center
The Pediatric Research Center currently represents almost 30 research groups carrying out clinical, translational and basic research in pediatrics in the University of Helsinki, Finland. Our mission is to promote research, to communicate the latest research results to physicians, patients and the general public, and to serve as a reference guide for researchers and companies seeking academic collaboration. We warmly invite students and young physician-scientists to join our growing team!
Recently, a friend of mine asked what I imagine doing in twenty years. This question made me dream of new techniques to fully understand the developing human brain and how it works, and of innovations to protect the newborn brain and enhance plasticity. The reality is still far behind. (Read more)
Children's Hospital has a long tradition of carrying on successful research. Although many of the clinically relevant research questions are produced by the experienced senior clinicians, the people who actually carry on the majority of our research are young investigators preparing their thesis works. (Read more)
Until these days I’ve thought that ORCID is a misspelled flower. During the last few weeks I’ve however learnt what ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) in the science world means. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to “solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications by creating an online, searchable database of unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID and other current researcher ID schemes” (http://orcid.org/about/what-is-orcid/mission). Simplified said it is a researcher’s social security number. (Read more)