And the winner of the 8th ScienceSLAM Helsinki is …

After recovering from the hangover of the 8th ScienceSLAM Helsinki we would sincerely like to thank all the performers and the amazing crowd. You made the event exceptional!!

We would also like once more to congratulate the winner of the night Samuli Siltanen with an excellent performance “How to defuse a photobomb”.

And last but not least the team of ScienceSLAM Helsinki wants to thank Tekniikan Akatemia, Elmun baar, Anssi Uusitalo, Miguel Fonseca, Esa Pitkänen, Katherine Icay and Johanna Siik for the valuable help.

Cheers to everyone, hope to see you in the next slam in spring 2016. Stay tuned for updates!

Go and check out the pics of the event at:

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Come and cheer your favorite performance to victory of the 8th ScienceSLAM Helsinki!

…And Ladies and Gentlemen the performers for the 8th ScienceSLAM Helsinki have been selected!!

If you are curious, for example, how is it possible to use algorithms and stand-up comedy to understand cancer, what is the similarity between microglial cells and cleaning ladies, or how photography has turned from chemistry into mathematics, come and join us on Friday the 6th of November, 19:00-> in Elmun baari (

This time we’ll have seven courageous researchers hopping on the stage of the ScienceSLAM Helsinki:

Lea Urpa (Neurogenomics of psychiatric disorders) – How do you ask a mouse how it’s feeling?”

Milla-Mari Vastavuo & Petra Tuomiranta (Synthetic biology) – How to conquer the world with the power of propane?”

Samuli Siltanen (Mathematics) – How to defuse a photobomb”

Sergio Castrillón (Musicology) – New directions in the cello timbre: Referential works for solo cello and cello with electronic media during the 20th and 21th century”

Rainer Lehtonen (Cancer Bioinformatics) – Cancerous world with zeros and ones”

Sonja Paetau (Neuroscience) – Elsa the cleaning lady shows her true colours. The story of the brain cell you didn’t even know existed”


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Slammers wanted for the 8th ScienceSLAM Helsinki!

Are you enthusiastic about science and you want to share your excitement with the public? It doesn’t matter wether you are a bachelor student or a professor: take your research out of the dusty offices, study chambers, libraries and laboratories and bring it to life on the stage of science slam!

Battle head-to-head for the hearts of the audience by presenting any topic related to your own research. You have 10 minutes time to perform – sing it, dance it, sugar-coat it! The only limitation is your own imagination! Fill in the application form at our website ( Application deadline: the 9th of October 2015.

The 8th ScienceSLAM Helsinki will be held in association with Technology Academy Finland ( and Tekniikan päivät (, on the 6th of November 2015 at Elmun baari (

For more information follow us on facebook (ScienceSLAM Helsinki) or email us

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Join the ScienceSLAM team!

Science Slam team is looking for students with skills in graphical design and film making, or photography, people that like to organize events and take initiative. There is no upper limit for the number of people joining the organizing team, all participants are volunteers.

Why join ScienceSLAM Helsinki team? Because of the fun experience and active and merry team who has experience organizing this and other science related events, because you care about making science accessible, or simply because you want to join us for beers and brainstorm together. Science Slam is an alternative event making science open, fun and most of all, accessible. It is a world-wide event that’s already well-established and has its own reputation. We give researchers the opportunity to take science outside of the university, and everyone interested in science the chance to learn about the latest discoveries. Join our team for the experience of making ScienceSLAM Helsinki bigger and better, get your name out there and a fun experience organizing the event with us!

If you got interested, contact the team by September 4th by sending an email to

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8th ScienceSLAM Helsinki coming up!

ScienceSLAM Helsinki is finally waking up from hibernation!!!!!
With a new team with new tricks we are preparing a whole new SLAM full of surprises!
The next and renewed Science Slam will be held on the 6th of November together with Tekniikan Päivät at Elmun Baari, Helsinki.

Stay tuned and spread the word!

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ScienceSLAM Helsinki and the Technology Academy Finland invite to the 5th ScienceSLAM Helsinki, 13.6.2012

Computers with humor? Dancing biologists? The hidden music of enzymes? A rather different approach to science will be showcased on Wednesday, 13.6.2012, 18:00-21:00, during the ”Science hits the town” programme of the Millenium Technology Prize ceremony in the Pavilion for the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, Ullanlinnakatu 2-4, Helsinki. At the 5th ScienceSLAM Helsinki, five young researchers will enter the stage and take the audience on a fascinating tour through cutting-edge science – with quite unconventional methods…

At the 5th ScienceSLAM Helsinki, these five performances will compete for the audience’s applause:

Alessandro Valitutti (Computer Science): „Computational Humor“

Anmol Kumar (Neuroscience): „Dancing of brain through body“

Toma Susi (Materials Science): „The story of an article“

Chiara Gasparetti (Biochemistry): „Music notes of enzymology“

Anna-Maria Lahesmaa-Korpinen (Systems biology): „The choreography of the cancer proteome“

If you are curious to discover what is happening behind the closed doors of our local laboratories and institutes, join ScienceSLAM for an intriguing event between science and entertainment!

The 5th ScienceSLAM Helsinki is organized in collaboration with the Technology Acadamy Finland and part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 Pavilion programme. The event is free of charge.

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ScienceSLAM goes MoA 12

We are proud to announce the collaboration between ScienceSLAM and Aalto University for „MoA Slam 2012“, an event to promote fun and creativity in science! MoA Slam 2012 will be held on May 16th 2012 as part of this Spring’s “Masters of Aalto 2012” (MoA 12)a one month festival (9.5.-3.6.2012) where recent graduates of Aalto University will present their works from the fields of art, technology and business with a wide variety of public events. For the purpose of the festival, an over 100-year old disused port warehouse in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, will be turned into a vibrant exhibition space hosting seminars, film screenings, parties and workshops. A fantastic venue for MoA Slam!

At MoA Slam, 6 selected Aalto graduates will get the chance to enter the race for the “MoA Slam 2012” award!  The rules of the competition are simple. Each competitor has maximum 10 minutes to present his/her research topic and fascinate, inspire, move or entertain the audience—and win their votes. All selected competitors will get the chance to participate in a one-day training session before the event to work on their stage skills and polish their performances. The lucky winner of the “MoA Slam 2012” award will be rewarded with a prize money of 500€.

We are now looking for 6 performers for MoA Slam 2012! If you want to participate in the event with your performance, please send your application to: Deadline for applications for MoA Slam 2012 is 13.4.2012. More information on the event and how to apply can be found here.

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