Pekka Hänninen
Professor; Medical Physics and Engineering

Professor, Institute of Biomedicine (Institute of Biomedicine)
Diagnostics and Bioimaging
pekka.e.hanninen@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2242
+358 40 765 1547

Tykistökatu 6
Turku
Biocity
Office: 5th floor



Areas of expertise
medical physics and engineering; bioimaging;

Biography
After MSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Pekka Hänninen moved in 1988 to European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. In Heidelberg P.H. was a part of a team building confocal microscopes. In 1992 P.H. moved to Turku and to the team of Prof. Erkki Soini. Pekka's colleague Stefan Hell from Heidelberg followed early 1993 and the three gentlemen formed a team with distinct roles. Prof. Erkki Soini told Stefan and Pekka: "You guys take care of the science and I will get you funding".
The work of the team with resolution enhancement lead into several innovations in two-photon microscopy and super-resolution - work for which Stefan Hell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014. While Stefan went on with super-resolution and returned to Germany in 1997, PH together with prof. Erkki Soini concentrated on development of new in-vitro diagnostics system based on two-photon excitation.
In 2002 Pekka Hänninen took over the laboratory of Biophysics as Erkki Soini retired - and since 2005 he has been appointed as full professor of Medical Physics and Engineering. Currently Pekka Hänninen is also the vice-dean of the faculty and as of 1.8. 2019 the Dean.


Research
Prof. Pekka Hänninen has a long experience in applied research that has also lead into industrial exploitation. The previous work related application of microscopy based detection methods to specific detection of microbes has lead into the birth of Arctic Diagnostics and their product MariPOC. The invention of fingerprinting technology has lead into commercialization of the ideas within industrial processes at a startup Aqsens Oy – and later on with Aqsens Health Oy and preventive health care in India. His background is in signal processing, electronic engineering and instrumentation and he has worked within instrumentally solving biological problems since his engagement to EMBL in 1988. Prof Hänninen has more than 20 patents majority of which have lead into industrial exploitation and products.

Teaching
Prof. Pekka Hänninen is the responsible professor for International Masters Program in Biomedical Imaging. The program attracts science fascinated students from around the globe - more information can be found in http://www.bioimaging.fi 
As PhD trainer, prof. Hänninen has guided more than 10 students with different backgrounds from engineering to chemistry through their PhD studies and scientific work.


Publications
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A Computer-Vision-Guided Robot Arm for Automatically Placing Grids in Pioloform Film Preparation (2019) Peurla Markus, Hänninen Pekka, Eskelinen Eeva-Liisa
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Non-specific Liquid Fingerprinting in Monitoring the Hygiene and Authenticity of Milk (2019)
Food Analytical Methods
Anita Rozwandowicz-Jansen, Janne Kulpakko, Pekka E. Hänninen
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Rapid time-resolved luminescence based screening of bacteria in urine with luminescence modulating biosensing phages (2019)
Analytical Biochemistry
Kulpakko J, Rantakokko-Jalava K, Eerola E, Hänninen PE
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Gold nanoparticle printed coverslips to facilitate fluorescence-TEM correlative microscopy. (2018)
Microscopy
Neeraj Prabhakar, Anni Määttänen, Jouko Peltonen, Pekka Hänninen, Markus Peurla, Jessica M Rosenholm
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

STED-TEM Correlative Microscopy Leveraging Nanodiamonds as Intracellular Dual-Contrast Markers (2018)
Small
Prabhakar N, Peurla M, Koho S, Deguchi T, Näreoja T, Chang HC, Rosenholm JM, Hänninen P
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Intracellular Trafficking of Fluorescent Nanodiamonds and Regulation of Their Cellular Toxicity (2017)
ACS Omega
Prabhakar N, Khan MH, Peurla M, Chang HC, Hanninen PE, Rosenholm JM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Photo-induced ultrasound microscopy for photo-acoustic imaging of non-absorbing specimens (2017) Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics Tcarenkova E, Koho SV, Hanninen PE
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Advanced Cellulose Fibers for Efficient Immobilization of Enzymes (2016)
Biomacromolecules
Iris Beatriz Vega Erramuspe, Elnaz Fazeli, Tuomas Näreoja, Jani Trygg, Pekka Hänninen, Thomas Heinze, Pedro Fardim
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A Low Resource Setting Oral Lesion Screening Tool (2016)
Matters
Pekka E Hänninen, Joonas J Siivonen, Eija Martikkala, Diti Desai, Timo Teimonen, Satu A Tiittanen, Paul Mundill, Chetan Mukundan, Rani Desai, Praveen Birur
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Image Quality Ranking Method for Microscopy (2016)
Scientific Reports
Koho S, Fazeli E, Eriksson JE, Hanninen PE
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

In vitro model of bone to facilitate measurement of adhesion forces and super-resolution imaging of osteoclasts (2016)
Scientific Reports
Deguchi T, Alanne MH, Fazeli E, Fagerlund KM, Pennanen P, Lehenkari P, Hanninen PE, Peltonen J, Nareoja T
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Novel liquid fingerprinting technology as a tool for detection of bacteria in milk (2016)
New Biotechnology
Anita Rozwandowicz-Jansen, Janne Kulpakko, Pekka Hänninen
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O2 Other)

Academic innovation: are we truly ready for it? (2015)
Journal of the European Optical Society
Hänninen, P.E.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A New Algorithm for Segmentation of Cardiac Quiescent Phases and Cardiac Time Intervals Using Seismocardiography (2015) Mojtaba Jafari Tadi, Tero Koivisto, Mikko Pänkäälä, Timo Knuutila, Mika Teräs, Pekka Hänninen, Ari Paasio,
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A4 Article in conference proceedings)

A software tool for STED-AFM correlative super-resolution microscopy (2015)
Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering
Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing Sami Koho, Takahiro Deguchi, Madis Löhmus, Tuomas Näreoja, Pekka E Hänninen
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

A software tool for tomographic axial superresolution in STED microscopy (2015)
Journal of Microscopy
Koho S, Deguchi T, Hanninen PE
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Functionalization of graphene oxide nanostructures improves photoluminescence and facilitates their use as optical probes in preclinical imaging (2015)
Nanoscale
Prabhakar N, Nareoja T, von Haartman E, Sen Karaman D, Burikov SA, Dolenko TA, Deguchi T, Mamaeva V, Hänninen PE, Vlasov II, Shenderova OA, Rosenholm JM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Method for Determination of Polyethylene Glycol Molecular Weight (2015)
Analytical Chemistry
Pihlasalo S, Hänninen P, Härmä H
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Nanometric features of myosin filaments extracted from a single muscle fiber to uncover the mechanisms underlying organized motility (2015)
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Li MS, Deguchi T, Näreoja T, Jena BP, Hänninen P, Larsson L
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-18-09 at 02:23