PI, Juri Timonen
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry
Dr. Timonen defended his Ph.D. dissertation in 2013. Following his defence, Dr. Timonen was employed as a lecturer for institutions, such as the West Finland College. He was also a visiting researcher in the School of Medicine, University of Tampere, and a sub-editor for an academic journal. Eventually, Dr. Timonen joined Professor Jarkko Rautio’s research team in the School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland, as a post-doctoral researcher. Two years later, in January 2019, Dr. Timonen founded the Medicinal Organic Synthesis Research group.
Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Modelling, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, Green Chemistry, Pro Drugs, Boron Chemistry, Natural Products, Drug Targeting.
Training: University Pedagocic (20 ECT), Translational Leadership & Management (35 ECT), Further Qualification for Entrepreneur, Formalized Journalist.
Hamed Malijaei (Pharm. D.)
Maljaei is working on development of novel transporter targeted antibiotics against antibiotic resistant bacteria. His Ph.D. thesis is co-supervised by Adjunct Professor Kristiina Huttunen and Professor Jarkko Rautio.
Carita Sallomy (M.Sc. Biomedicine)
Sallomy is working on modelling of heterocyclic TRPA1-antagonist for treatment of chronic pain. Her Ph.D. thesis is co-supervised by Adjunct Professor Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen
Petri Riihelä (M.Sc. Chemistry)
Riihelä is working on the development of novel LAT1-tareted boron carriers for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy of malignant brain tumors. His Ph.D. thesis is co-supervised by Adjunct Professor Kristiina Huttunen and Professor Jarkko Rautio.
Co-Supervisored PhD Students
Juulia Järvinen (M.Sc. Bio Sciences)
Järvinen is working on in vitro, in vivo and in situ studies of different transporter targeted systems. Her Ph.D. thesis is co-supervised by Dr. Timonen and Adjunct Professor Kristiina Huttunen. The main supervisor is Professor Jarkko Rautio.
Herkko Pulkkinen (M.Sc. Physics)
Pulkkinen is working on the development of nanoparticle assisted boron delivery for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy of cancer. His Ph.D. thesis is co-supervised by Dr. Timonen. The main supervisor is professor Vesa-Pekka Lehto.
Landry Amamea (B.Sc, Chemistry) Amamea is working on his master’s thesis on syntheses of amino acid based boron carriers. His M.Sc. thesis is co-supervised by Professor Juha Rouvinen (Department of Chemistry, Joensuu).
Satu Rotso-Liuttu (B.Sc, Pharmacy) Latva-Rönkkö is working on her master’s thesis on molecular modeling studies on TRPA1 interactios with stilbenoids and stilbenoid like molecules. Her M.Sc. thesis is co-supervised by Adjunct Professor Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen (School of Pharmacy).
Anna Olkkonen (B.Sc, Biomedicine) Olkkonen is working on her master’s thesis on design and synthesis of TRPA1 attenuators. Her M.Sc. thesis is co-supervised by Dr Teemu Natunen (School of Medicine) and Adjunct Professor Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen (School of Pharmacy).
Visiting Researchers / Students
No current Visiting Researchers or Students.
- Korkalainen Minna (M.Sc. student) 2020
- Tarapong Srisongkram (Ph.D. student) 2019-20
- Dinesh Pardhi (PhD. student) 2017-19
- Camilla Ehlers (M.Sc. student) Summer 2019
- Julie Schmidt (M.Sc. student) Summer 2019
- Qian Hui Ng (M.Sc. student) Summer 2018
- Sanna Hiltunen (B.Sc. student) Spring 2018
- Piman Pocasap (Ph.D. student) 2017-18
- Nutcha Thaimuangphol (M.Sc.s student) Autumn 2017
- Arwika Tangsakul (M.Sc. student) Autumn 2017