ABOUT

The research within this field is managed by the PIs of the four research groups at PSL. Currently, there are 8 post-doctoral fellows, 3 senior researchers, 18 PhD students and a varying number of visiting researchers and MSc students in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Discovery & Development (UTU) and Biomedical Imaging (UTU & ÅAU) supervised by the PSL members.
 
The four research groups at PSL are the following:

Principal Inverstigators (Group Leaders)

Professor in Pharmaceutics (10%)

Chief Technology Officer at Nanoform

Pharmaceutical Development Pharmacy - Head of Discipline

University Lecturer in Pharmacy Head of Education

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Associate Professor in Drug Development and Diagnostics

Tel + 358 2 215 4837

email niklas.sandler@abo.fi

Tel +358 2 215 4009

email outi.salo-ahen@abo.fi

Tel +358 2 215 4009

email hzhang@abo.fi

Affiliated Group Leaders/PIs

Dr. Xiaoju Wang, Academy of Finland Research Fellow (20% affiliated with Natural Materials Technology) 2020-2025
Dr. Tuomas Näreoja, Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Senior researchers/Postdocs

Dr. Kuldeep Bansal
Dr. Xiaoyu Xu
Dr. Jixiang Wang
Dr. Neeraj Prabhakar
Dr. Amit Rajora

Dr. Parthiban Marimuthu

Dr. Rajendra Bhadane
Dr. Hossein Vakili

Visiting Prof. Sergey Filippov, Harvard University, USA (2019-2020)

Visiting Assoc. Prof. Junnian Zhou, Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing, China (2019-2021)

Visiting Assoc. Prof. Yong Guo, National Research Institute for Family Planning, Beijing, China (2019-2020)

Lecturers

Ulla-Mari Parkkisenniemi-Kinnunen, FaD (Akademilektor)
Anne Eriksson, farmaceut, FM (Universitetslärare)
Johan Nyman, DI, FM (Universitetslärare)

PhD Students

Rawand Abdulrahman, M.Sc. (Pharm.)
Ida Alanko, M.Sc. (Pharm.Sci.)
Wali Inam, M.Sc. (Drug Discovery & Development)
Oliver Koivisto, M.Sc. (Genetics)
Chang Liu, M.Sc. (Organic Chem.)
Johan Nyman, M.Sc.(Chem. Eng. & Pharm. Sci.)
Xiaodong Ma, M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry)
Rathna Mathiyalagan M.Sc.(Chem.)
Dhayakumar Rajan Prakash, M.Sc. (Nano. Med.)
​Govardhanam Narayana Prakirth, M.Sc. (BIMA)
Atefeh Saadabadi, M.Sc.
Erica Sjöholm M.Sc.(Pharm.Sci)
Anna Slita, M.Sc.(Bio)
​Jiaqi Yan, M. Sc. (Pharm.)
Yonghui Wang, M. Sc. (Pharm, Cell Biology)
Wenhui Zhou, M.Med. 
​Heidi Öblom, M.Sc.(Pharm.Sci.)
Ezgi Özliseli, M.Sc. (BIMA)

Docents

Mia Bengtström (Pharma Industry Finland) - Docent in Industrial Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacovigilance
Pirjo Tajarobi (AstraZeneca) - Docent in Industrial Pharmaceutical Technology
Mervi Vasänge (OrionPharma) - Docent in Industrial Preclinical Drug Development
Adyary Fallarero (ThermoFischer) - Docent in Bioassays and Biomolecular Screening
Outi Salo-Ahen (ÅAU) - Docent in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Design
Petri Ihalainen (MetGen) - Docent in Printing Technologies in Fabrication of Drug Delivery Systems
Malena Skogman (UniHelsinki) - Docent in Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Tapani Viitala (UniHelsinki) - Docent in Pharmaceutical Surface Chemistry and Biophysics
Björn Södergård (Sveriges läkarförbund) - Docent in Social Pharmacy and Pharmacoeconomics
Carina Stenfors (Orion Pharma) - Docent in Drug Research
ÅAU Honorary Doctor & Adjunct Professor (Drug Development and Diagnostics) 2016 - 2018
Thomas Rades, University of Copenhagen

M.Sc. students

Various MSc students from our own Master's programme in Drug Development & Medical Technology (from 2021 MSc in Pharmacy) as well as from the joint MSc programme in Biomedical Imaging between University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University as well as Drug Discovery and Development (UTU) take part in our activities.

Alumni & Visiting researchers

Current:
Akmal Nipu, MSc thesis worker (ÅA/Bioimaging)
Anand Kalgudi, MSc thesis worker, UTU / Bioinformatics
Paulina Frolovaité, MSc thesis worker, UTU/ Bioinformatics MSc programme (2020-2021)
Sajana Manandhar, MSc thesis worker (Analytical Chemistry) (2020)
Kia Peura, MSc thesis worker (2020)
​Sofia Lisina, visiting PhD student (Pharm.) SPCPU, Russia
Fadak Howaili,  visiting PhD student (Nanobiotechnology), Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran (2019-2020)
Lisa Lindfors, MSc thesis worker (2020)
Jasmin Pyrhönen, MSc thesis worker (2020)
Nazia Hassan, MSc thesis worker, UTU/Drug Disovery & Development (2019-2020)
​Ronja Hellman, MSc thesis worker (2019-2020)
Lilly Holm, MSc thesis worker (2019-2020)
​Oksana Terenteva, visiting PhD student, St Petersburg Chemical Pharmaceutical University, Russia (2019)
Tzu-Chen Rautio, MSc thesis worker, UTU (2019-2020)
Doroteja Bednjanec, MSc thesis worker, ÅAU (2019-2020)
Deependra Yadav, MSc thesis worker, UTU (2019-2020)
Dado Tokic,MSc thesis worker, UTU/Drug Disovery & Development (2019-2020)
PhD Graduates (and their LinkedIn pages):
 
Olli Salin (2011)
Malena Skogman (2012)
Daniela Karlsson (2013)
Mohit Narwal (2014)
Didem Sen Karaman, PhD (2016)
Diti Desai, PhD (2016)
​Eva von Haartman, PhD (2017)
Mirja Palo (2017)
Suvi Manner (2017)
Hossein Vakili, PhD (2018)
Neeraj Prabhakar, PhD (2018)
Emrah Yildir, PhD (2018)
Tina Gulin-Sarfraz (2019)​
​Zehua Liu (co-supervised, 2019)
Henrika Wickström (2020)
 
Alumni:
Akash James (UTU), summer intern (2020)
Niklas Salo (ÅAU Biosciences), summer student (2020)
Rebecca Sandberg (Cell Biology),  MSc thesis worker (2019-2020)
Ville Järvinen (Physics), MSc thesis worker (2019-2020)
Orhan Koçak, visiting PhD student (Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey) (2020)
Alaa Benkherouf, laboratory intern, UTU/Biomedical Imaging (2020)
Dr. Berrin Küçüktürkmen, Ankara University Faculty of Pharmacy, Turkey (2019-2020)
Zala Kobentar, Erasmus student, Slovenia (2019)
Nina Hrvatic, Erasmus student, Slovenia (2019)
Nina Ravbar, Erasmus student, Slovenia (2019)
Maciej Izyk, Erasmus student, Poland (2019)
Dagmara Szynkiewicz, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland (2019)
Harri Heikkinen, MSc course Intership, UTU/Molecular system biology (2019)
Sami Sanlidag, BIMA intern & MSc thesis worker (2017-2019)​
Jiaqi Yan, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, China (2018-2019)
Laura Leenesonne, MSc thesis worker, Ghent University/Erasmus, Belgium (2019)​
Maren Preis, postdoc, Germany (2016-2019)
Jenny Henriksson, laboratory intern (cell biology) 2019
Annika Alander, laboratory intern (pharmacy) 2019
Zeynep Pamukcu, Erasmus+ trainee, Turkey (2019)
Tamara Somborac, MSc thesis worker, UTU/Drug Disovery & Development MSc programme (2018-2019)
Salim Baali, visiting PhD student, Algeria (2019)
Klara Kuret, MSc thesis worker (Erasmus student) (2019)
Julia Krebs, Master intership, Germany (2019)
​Ahmed Hassan Ibrahim, Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Egypt (2018-2019)
​​Abrar Taiseer, MSc thesis worker,  UTU/Drug Disovery & Development MSc programme (2018-2019)
Mariam Gouda, MSc thesis worker, UTU/Drug Disovery & Development MSc programme (2018-2019)
​Alexandra Manea, MSc thesis worker, UTU/Drug Disovery & Development MSc programme (2018-2019)
Dr. Ajay Verma, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of M.P./Smriti College of Pharmaceutical Education, India (2018-19)
Associate Professor Yuezhou Zhang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China (2017-2019)
Xiaodong Ma, Huaihai Technology University, China (2018-2019)
Johanna Wik, MSc thesis worker (2018-2019)
​Assoc. Prof. Ming Ma, China Academy of Science (2018)​
Marco Lago, MSc thesis worker, University of Padua, Italy (2018)
Tanzeela Bashir, Intership, Oulu University (2018)
Rukiye Nur Akpolat, Intership, Turkey (2018)
Minghua Yao, Tongji University Affiliated Hospital, China (2018)
Korbinian Weisensee, MSc thesis worker, Germany (2017-2018)
Severien Standaert, MSc thesis worker, Ghent University (2018)
Asst. prof. Yasuharu Kashiwagura, University of Shizuoka, Japan (2018)
Peiru Yang, Visiting MSc student, Jiangsu University Hospital, China (2017-2018)
Zahra Gounani, EDUFI fellowship, Iran (2017-2018)
Shahadat Hossain, Research Assistant (2017-2018)
Jing Tu, postdoc, the Netherlands/China (2017-2018)
Lisa Hanauer, Internship, Germany (2017)
Aleksandra Orłowska, ERASMUS student, Poland (2017)
Ibrahim Mamudu, ERASMUS student, Turkey (2017)
Azam Rashidian, MSc thesis worker, UTU (2017)
Jaakko Suominen, project researcher (2016-2017)
Kalaimathy Singaravelu, project assistant (2016-2017)
Jenny Holländer, University of Helsinki (2016-2017)
Helene Kettiger, postdoc, Switzerland       (Jan 2016 - June 2017)
Darya Demidenok, Visiting PhD student, Russia (2016-2017)
Bram Bogaert, MSc thesis worker, Ghent, Belgium (2017)
Aino Oisalo, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (2016-2017)
Jhinuk Rahman, Germany (2016-2017)
Meltem Guzelgulen, Ege university, Turkey (2017)
Arpita Paul, Erasmus trainee, Germany/India (2017)
Giorgia Patrignani, Erasmus trainee, Italy (2017)
Eudald Casals Mercadal, postdoc, Spain (Jan 2015 - Dec 2016)
Lingeshwar Reddy Kumbam, CIMO fellowship, India (2015-2016)
Victor Diaz, Erasmus trainee, Spain (2016)
Ines Pollmann, Graduate Research Intern, Germany (2016)
Anouk Broos, MSc student, Belgium (2016)
Paulina Przychodzeń, MSc student, Poland (2016)
Kübra Olagan, Erasmus trainee, Turkey (2016)
Sami Sanlidag, Turkey (Apr-May 2016)
Melahat Seda Aydin, Erasmus trainee, Turkey (2016)
Cecilia Antman, MSc, Project researcher (2016)
Yasmin Thabet, Germany (2016)
Koji Nakano, visiting PhD student, Japan (2015-2016)
Lingeshwar Reddy Kumbam, CIMO PhD student, India (2015-2016)
Anna Slita, Erasmus trainee, Russia (2015)
Magdalena Bigaj, Erasmus trainee, Poland (2015)
Ellen Hilgert, MSc student, Belgium (2015)
Josefa Ortiz, Erasmus trainee, Spain (2015) 
Kemal Cen Arat, Turkey (Aug-Sep 2015)
Natalja Genina, PhD, Project researcher (2011-2014)
Wanping He, Msc thesis worker, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, China (2019-2020)
Oliver Koivisto, MSc thesis worker, UTU/genetics (2019)
Dado Tokic, Msc thesis worker, UTU (2019-2020)
 
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