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Prof. Jessica Rosenholm

D.Sc.(Tech.), Docent (Biomedical Nanotechnology)
Professor in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Development)

Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Åbo Akademi University
BioCity (3rd floor, Room 3017)
Tykistökatu 6A
20520 Turku, Finland
Tel + 358 2 215 3255
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Research areas

  • Nanomedicine

  • Drug Delivery

  • Biomaterials engineering

  • Bioimaging agent design

  • Biomedical nanotechnology

  • Pharmaceutical technology


Jessica Rosenholm holds a docentship in Biomedical Nanotechnology at Åbo Akademi University, from where she also received her MSc(Tech) degree in chemical engineering in 2002. Her doctorate period included a four-year funded position in the national Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Graduate School, from which she graduated her DSc(Tech) degree in 2008. Her thesis work “Modular Design of Mesoporous Silica Materials: Towards Multifunctional Drug Delivery Systems” has been awarded national and international prizes, e.g. the Akzo Nobel Nordic Research Prize 2009 for best doctoral thesis and research activity in colloid and surface science in the Nordic countries. In 2009-2010 she spent a postdoctoral period at the Nano Biomedical Research Centre, Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. Upon returning to Finland in 2010, she established and is currently heading the BioNanoMaterials research group. Since 1.1.2015 she is appointed professor in Pharmaceutical Development at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Åbo Akademi University.

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