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Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators


  • Ahtiainen Laura
  • Imaging Cellular Mechanisms of Epithelial Morphogenesis in Development and Disease




Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease and stroke: Focus on ER-stress and neurotrophic factors





Andressoo Jaan-Olle

Using the 3’UTR to control gene function and develop targeted therapies




Auvinen Petri

  • DNA sequencing and genomics laboratory










  • Butcher Sarah
  • Nanoparticle description and tracking in virology and drug delivery





Dunn Cory

Understanding mitochondrial assembly and dysfunction






  • Di-Poi Nicolas
  • Craniofacial Tissues: from Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo) to Therapeutic Applications




  • Domanskyi Andrii
  • Neuroprotective microRNAs, trophic factors and ER stress in adult dopaminergic neurons: significance for Parkinson’s disease
























  • Iwai Hideo
  • Protein Splicing and Protein Alternative Splicing for Biotechnology and Structural Biology





Jacobs Howy

  • Xenotopic expression of alternative respiratory enzymes in mammals










  • Jokitalo Eija
  • Morphological and functional subdomains of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)





  • Kajander Tommi
  • Structural biology of neuronal receptor interactions and membrane integral proteins








  • Kuure Satu
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of renal differentiation













  • Löytynoja Ari
  • Evolutionary sequence analysis and methods development









  • Mikkola Marja
  • Epithelial morphogenesis – from molecular pathways to cellular behavior









  • Paavilainen Ville
  • Substrate-selective proteostasis modulation by small-molecules and endogenous factors





  • Saarma Mart
  • Structure, Biology and Therapeutic Potential of Neurotrophic Proteins













  • Shimmi Osamu
  • Morphogenesis and dynamics of cellular communications

















Regulation of mitochondrial function and membrane morphogenesis