Public lecture by prof. Huhtaniemi "Young mice and old men unraveling secrets of testicular function”

Public lecture of prof. Ilpo Tapani Huhtaniemi, the honorary doctor of Tartu University 2018, is taking place on Thursday, Nov 29th, 2018 at 2 p.m. in Biomedicum hall 1006 (Ravila St.19).

Lecture title:  "Young mice and old men unraveling secrets of testicular function”.

Professor Huhtaniemi is regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all times in reproductive endocrinology and medicine in Europe. He has also been an important pillar of the European school of andrologists and an initiator of men’s health studies. He is an Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of Turku, Finland, and of Reproductive Endocrinology at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. Currently, he is involved in a number of scientific organisations, and is an active visiting professor at Lund University in Sweden.

He graduated from the University of Helsinki in Medicine in 1972 and defended his doctoral thesis there two years later. Professor Huhtaniemi’s research has been focused on reproductive hormones, their role in the development of a male fetus and during puberty and reproductive age, in ensuring the general health of men, in the ageing process and in the development of possible contraception methods. He has published more than 700 scientific articles in journals and 150 chapters in books. These have been cited more than 35,000 times. His work has been honoured with several prestigious national and international scientific awards. He has supervised 43 PhD students and 22 postdocs. In addition to his excellent and productive research, he has extensively contributed to the activities of several international professional societies, tens of conferences and science forums and the editorial boards of numerous journals.

Over two decades, Ilpo Tapani Huhtaniemi has made a multidimensional contribution to the development of medicine and the activities of the University of Tartu, covering both clinical and molecular medicine. He has been the major international supporter and promoter of andrology in Estonia, and a bridge-builder to European organisations and colleagues since the mid-1990s. He played a significant role in the Tartu Andrology Centre being recognised in 2006 as one of the 23 clinical, research and training centres accredited by the European Academy of Andrology (EAA).

The lecture will be held in English.