Doctoral Candidate+358449708251 emilia.holm [at] abo.fi
BackgroundI received my Master’s degree in Cell biology at Åbo Akademi University, Finland in 2018 while working under Professor Kid Törnqvist. During this period, I was mainly studying what role the transcription factors TRb1 and Runx2 have in follicular thyroid cancer. As I finished my Master’s degree, I hoped to learn new techniques that are used in cell biology and thus became a PhD student in Professor John Eriksson’s lab. Currently, I study the importance of vimentin in the maintenance of nuclear integrity in fibroblasts. In addition, I am also involved in studies involving vimentin phosphorylation and interactions between lamins and heat shock factor 1 during heat shock.
- Nuclear integrity and function
- Intermediate filament structure
Doctoral Candidate+358-(0)-469527179 maymod [at] bioscience.fi; mmodi [at] abo.fi
- PhD in Cell Biology (ongoing)
- MSc in Molecular systems biology (Dec 2019)
- B. Tech. in Biotechnology (May 2016)
- Fibroblasts in ECM deposition and remodeling
- Vimentin mediated mechanotransduction in adipogenesis
- Directional cell migration
- Microscopy and bioimage analysis
Doctoral Candidate+385 (0)418084762 peiru.yang [at] abo.fi; peiru.yang [at] bioscience.fi
- Trainee in John Eriksson Laboratory (2018-2019, Åbo Akademi University)
- Trainee in Pharmaceutical Science Laboratory (2017-2018, Åbo Akademi University)
- Master's Degree in Medicine (2016-2019, Jiangsu University, China)
- Medical internship and rotation in surgery and radiology (2015-2016, The 81st Hospital of the People's Liberation Army, China)
- Bachelor's Degree in Medicine (2010-2015, Jiangsu University, China)
- Cytoskeletal signaling
- Lipid droplet development and lipid metabolism
- Wound Healing
Jari Korhonen+358 (0)2 215 4062 ; BioCity 2nd floor, room 2066 jari.korhonen [at] abo.fi
Activities in the coreMaintenance and training: microscopes located on the 2nd floor
Academy Research Fellow/University lecturer (Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku)+358 505012574 ulla.pentikainen [at] utu.fi
Paulina Moreno Layseca
Postdoctoral Researcherpaulina.morenolayseca [at] bioscience.fi
Project titleLIMA1 in Rab21-mediated integrin trafficking
Research interestsRab21, integrins, endosomes, LIMA1, cancer
Doctoral Candidateemmi.lokka [at] utu.fi
On maternity leave
Inês Alvito Félix
Doctoral Candidate+358 (0)29 450 3786 deepankar.chakroborty [at] bioscience.fi
Postdoctoral Researcherjames.conway [at] utu.fi
Project titleRegulation of integrin phosphorylation
Research interestsFRET biosensors and 3D models
Doctoral Candidate, co-supervisor Dr. Eva Ekholm
Doctoral Candidatesepideh.parvanian [at] bioscience.fi; sepideh.parvanian [at] abo.fi
BackgroundI received my Master’s degree in Genetic Engineering from the National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Tehran, Iran) in 2013. I worked in the biopharmaceutical industry for six years in up-stream bioprocess and R&D, and also as an internal auditor and monoclonal antibody API supervisor. I came to Finland in March 2017 as a Research Assistant to work on vesicular compartments in bone-resorbing osteoclasts, as a member of the EU-funded EUROCLAST project (Marie Curie ESR) at the University of Turku. I joined Erikson's Lab in June 2018 as a PhD student. My research focuses on novel fundamental insights on the role of fibrotic-derived extracellular vesicles in myofibroblasts heterogeneity and mechanism of fibrosis.
Research interests• Extracellular Vesicles • Wound healing • Biopharmaceutical manufacturing
Head of FFGC, Laboratory Manager+358 (0)29 450 3763
HR Specialist / Human ResourcesHR Specialist / Human Resources +358 (0)29 450 2676 paula.luoma [at] utu.fi
Tenure Track Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory+358 (0)22 154 141 hongbo.zhang [at] utu.fi
Doctoral Researcher, Neuroscience+358 (0)29 450 3784 christel.c.sourander [at] utu.fi
In my PhD project, I am studying how loss of cellular homeostasis may lead to behavioral changes at the level of the whole organism.
Project Specialist, Data Systems Specialist+358 (0)29 450 3764 esko.pakarinen [at] utu.fi
Doctoral Researcher, Neuroscience+358 (0)29 450 3784 jimajo [at] utu.fi
I work with Nikita and together we hope to identify molecular drivers of anxiety and depression. We do this using different types of in vivo and ex vivo imaging methods.
Postdoctoral Researcher+358 (0)29 450 3788 anna.aakula [at] bioscience.fi
- PhD in Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki. Conducted in the research group of Prof. Olli Kallioniemi, at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Helsinki.
- MSc in Biosciences, Faculty of Science, Åbo Akademi University.
ProjectDephosphorylational regulation of the epigenetic machinery in progression and treatment resistance of NSCLC.
Group Leader, Professor of Medical Biochemistry+358 (0) 29 540 4393 klaus.elenius [at] utu.fi
Project Engineerchristina.oetken-lindholm [at] utu.fi
Activities in the coreConsultation, operations, training & maintenance: Flow Cytometry and back up for Mass Cytometry
M.D., Ph.D., Group Leader
Postdoctoral Researcher+358 (0)29 450 3790 nikhil.gupta [at] utu.fi
- Ph.D. in Biological Science (2020), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Master in Bioscience and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India
ProjectCancer therapy implications of species specific difference in requirement of PP2A mediated tumor suppression
Postdoctoral Researchergautier.follain [at] utu.fi
Jacquemet Lab: https://cellmig.org/lab-members/
Sara Hernández Pérez
Doctoral Candidatesarher [at] utu.fi
Doctoral candidate in Pieta Mattila´s group. I am interested in lymphocyte biology and imaging.
Postdoctoral Resercher+ 358 (0)449124391 junnian.zhou [at] utu.fi
Holder of Biology Bechelor degree from Fudan university, Shanghai, China; Ph.D. degree from Beijing Institute of Transfusion Medicine, China. His research interests focus on the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in diseases, targeted therapy of cancer stem cells, tissue repair and radiation medicine based on adult stem cell therapy and multifunctional nanomaterials. He has published more than 30 articles in Hepatology (IF=11.711. 2015), Cell Death & Diseases (IF=5.9, 2019), Stem Cells Development (IF=4.6, 2012) and other journals.