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Taxonomic signatures of mortality risk

Taxonomic signatures of cause-specific mortality risk in human gut microbiome Our new report indicates that a large amount of enterobacteria in the gut microbiota is related to long-term mortality risk in Finnish adult population. Read more: press release Original manuscript: Nat Commun 12, 2671 (2021) doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22962-y

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Sotkanet R package

Sotkanet R package - new release New CRAN release of sotkanet R package to access and manipulate data from the Finnish Sotkanet health & demographics indicator database maintained by THL.

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Academy Postdocs & Research Collegium

Academy Postdoc and Research Collegium positions Turku Data Science group received multiple highly competitive postdoc positions: Matti Ruuskanen: Academy of Finland postdoc 2021-2024 (3 years) Guilhem Sommeria-Klein: Academy of Finland postdoc 2021-2024 (3 years) Pande Putu Erawijantari: University of Turku Research Collegium 2021-2024 (3 years) Congratulations!

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Center of Excellence second round

Center of Excellence second round Our human and environmental microbiome research consortium between University of Helsinki, University of Turku, and National Institute for Health and Welfare has made it to the final stage of Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence candidates.

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Review on spatial analysis

New review on spatial analysis Modeling spatial patterns in host-associated microbial communities Ruuskanen M*, Sommeria-Klein G*, Havulinna A, Niiranen T, Lahti L. Environmental Microbiology 2021.

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Doctoral dissertation of Anna Aatsinki

Doctoral dissertation of Anna Aatsinki Anna Aatsinki, Lic. Med. defends her doctoral dissertation on Feb 12, 2021: Maternal prenatal stress, infant microbiota, brain, and behavioral development.

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R package geofi for Finnish geospatial data

Finnish Geospatial data access and visualization in R The rOpenGov network released a new R package for Finnish geospatial data access & visualization: geofi R package now available in CRAN! More info will follow.

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Work group set to re-evaluate publicity law

Work group set to re-evaluate publicity law Finnish government has set a working group to evaluate publicity law (2021-2023). Associate Prof. Leo Lahti has been nominated in this work group as the representative of Open Knowledge Finland ry.

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Finnish Cultural Foundation stipends

Finnish Cultural Foundation decisions Finnish Cultural Foundation awarded a postdoctoral stipend for Matti Ruuskanen for work on modeling spatial patterns in human microbiome, and a PhD stipend for Iiro Tiihonen for modeling knowledge production in early modern era. Congratulations!

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Epidemic modeling with City of Turku

City of Turku collaboration on epidemic models City of Turku is using epidemic modeling scenarios baed on agent-based modeling. The model has been developed, implemented, and further customized to the local need in City of Turku in close collaboration with Kausal Oy, University of Turku, and a team of researchers.

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