Johanna Ivaska receives the A.I. Virtanen Prize 2017

Published Friday, November 10th, 2017


The A.I. Virtanen Prize of 2017 has been awarded to the Academy Professor Johanna Ivaska. The prize committee states that the prize is awarded in recognition of her groundbreaking work to to elucidate the mechanisms underlying cell adhesion and cell migration.

Ivaska has received funding from the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) three times. In addition to the Academy Professorship, she has a professorship in molecular cell biology at the University of Turku. She has supervised 13 doctoral theses and received several national and international awards. Ivaska has a number of national and international positions of trust.

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