Turku Cancer Research Society has awarded five 2000€ prostate cancer research grants, from Kalmar Global’s donation, to the following researchers:

Anna Aakula: “The role of Protein Phosphatase Methylesterase 1 (PPME1) in neuroendocrine prostate cancer”

Lauri Eklund: “Research into the annotation of digitized histopathological images of prostate cancer and its applications in the development of machine learning algorithms”

Reko Kemppainen: “Geometrically accurate diffusion weighted imaging of the prostate”

Anna Kuisma: “Biological imaging in treatment planning of prostate cancer”

Kreetta Paunu: “Role of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in prostate cancer”

TCRS grant recipients presented their prostate cancer research projects in TCRS spring seminar event on 7th of May 2019. From left to right: Anna Kuisma, Lauri Eklund, Reko Kemppainen, Kreetta Paunu, and Anna Aakula.


Grant call – CLOSED 29th of March 2019


Turku Cancer Research Society invites applications for working grants!

The grant money is donated by Kalmar Global/Cargotec, and the aim of the grants is to support and encourage prostate cancer research in Turku. TCRS will award four-five, 2000 – 2500 € working grants.

To be eligible to apply you must 

  • study or hold an MSc or a PhD or an MD degree
  • not be paid salary from any other source during the intended time of this grant (Note: timing for the grant claiming can be negotiated)
  • be a TCRS member (see how to easily become a member at
  • give a short, 5 min presentation of your project on 7thof May 2019, during our Prostate Cancer Seminar Event, should your application be awarded

Applications should include 1) a motivation letter (max. one page) clearly stating the aims and significance of the project for prostate cancer research as well as eligibility of an applicant, and 2) a CV, and they are to be sent as a single pdf file to contact-tcrs(at)

The deadline for applications: 29th of March 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by email by 12th of April 2019.