The 6th Karelia Symposium is organised April 13, 2021 as an online event (Microsoft Teams).

The theme of the symposium is “Health from wood”.

Karelia Symposium April 13, 2021: Health from wood

Chair of the Symposium: Professor of Wood Materials Science Dr. Ossi Turunen (University of Eastern Finland)

9.00–9.10 Opening of the Symposium, Academic Rector Tapio Määttä

Session 1 (talks include 5 min discussion time)

9.10–9.35 Mike Burnard (University of Primorska): Health benefits from using wood materials in building
9.35–9.55 Marko Hyttinen (University of Eastern Finland): Volatile organic compounds in wood buildings
9.55–10.15 Kalervo Väänänen (University of Turku): Medicines and health products from tree-derived substances
10.15–10.35 Ari Pappinen (University of Eastern Finland): Developing the value chain of Inonotus obliquus (pakuri)
10.35–10.55 Paavo Heikkinen (Repolar Pharmaceuticals Oy): Benefits of tree resin products in human and animal health care

20 min break

Session 2, students on stage

11.15–11.45 Posters presented with 1-minute pitch talks and vote for the best poster

Funding decisions and symposium closing

11.45–12.00 The grant receivers of 2020, Teollisuusneuvos Heikki Väänänen’s Fund, Dean Jukka Jurvelin
12.00–12.15 Closing words. Heli Peltola (University of Eastern Finland): Sustainable forestry provides multiple services and products