Hey Mama, We’re Famous!

I mean, we got featured on the cover of the December 2020 edition of Oftalmolog (link to the .pdf file), a Nordic ophthalmology magazine! Huge thanks to Oftalmolog for this opportunity to spread our group’s name far and wide!

Link to Oftalmolog’s home page.
The cover page of the issue.

Pikkujoulut 2020

Despite the current times, being jolly and having fun (safely) is still an important thing. This year, we once again got together with our friends to celebrate Christmas time with some good old glögi and various tasty treats. Afterwards we had a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner Chinese food at Dragon Sheng. Good times, haha.

Christmas tree and lights at the Kuopio market square.
Evidence of past Christmas cheer.
Plenty of nifty decorations at the restaurant.

Continuation for the Sept. 20, 2019 Post…

Future perspective? From left to right: Anne, Ali, Kai, Szabi.

You can see the original photo of the above image on the cover of Education Sciences’ December 2020 issue. We published a well-received article last year on the effect of gamification in preclinical histological study environment at the University of Eastern Finland.

We’ve got the skills and the will to utilize the newest technologies at Kaarniranta Lab. We’re always looking for new methods to aid us in our research efforts. Dreaming of the future advancements in life sciences, and technology in general, keeps us going strong.


Another Day, Another Article Accepted

We got together to celebrate the sweet, sweet fruits of yet another big team effort. It was a nice chance to lubricate our stiffened jaws with some much-needed face-to-face communication.

Good times around the meeting table.
From left to right: Szabi, Kai, Johanna R., Anne, Ali, Mika.

Docentship Nomination

Our very own Szabi got nominated to be a docent! The group got together on a beautiful early autumn evening and lots of fun was had. Congratulations, once again!

Deciding what to eat at Kuopion Saana.
From left to right: Johanna R., Kai, Szabi, Toni (obscured), Raja, Ali.
Photo of the beautiful view outside later in the evening.
One last group photo before it’s time to head home!
From left to right: Szabi, Toni, Raja, Ali, Johanna V., Mikko, Anne, Mika, Johanna R. Kai.

Celebrating Renewed Funding

For the third (!) time in a row, a huge funding was received! Everyone had a good time at the cookout, great company, great food.

Sending our regards to those that couldn’t make it.
From left to right: Mikko, Johanna R., Kai, Johanna V., Mika, Ali. The organizer, Szabi, is behind the camera.

Welcome to Lab & Life

Below, you will find posts about events we’ve had during the years. These include occasions like celebrations for accepted articles, thesis defenses, Christmas parties, and other nice instances of camaraderie.