Jorma Määttä
PhD., Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
University Lecturer, Institute of Biomedicine (Institute of Biomedicine)

jmaatta@utu.fi
+358 29 450 4466
+358 50 400 4219

Kiinamyllynkatu 10
Turku





Biography

Education and degrees completed
Doctor of Philosophy    17.8.1998, University of Turku, Medical Faculty
Master of Science         11.3.1993, University of Turku, Biotechnology
High school graduation    31.5.1987, Rauhala High School, Lieksa
Military service              13.6 1988 – 8.5.1989, SissiK/P-KR

Title of Docent        27.3.2006 Docent (Adjunct Professor) of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Turku.

Other education   
21.6.2018 Official teacher’s qualification (decree 794/2004; 60 credits ECTS B), University of Turku, Faculty of Education Radiation safety principal, 2007, University of Helsinki

Current position    University Lecturer, Principal Investigator, University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine 1.1.2018 -

Previous work experience
1.1.2016 – 31.12.2017    University Research Fellow at the University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine
1.9.2011 – 31.12.2015    University Research Fellow at the University of Turku, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy (50%) and the University of Eastern Finland, School of Pharmaceutics (50%)
1.9. 2007 – 31.8.2011    Senior Scientist, Bone Analysis Unit Manager of Turku Center for Disease Modeling
1.1.2006 – 31.8.2007    Senior Scientist, Professor Kalervo Väänänen’s research group, Department of Anatomy, University of Turku
1.9.2005 – 31.12.2005    Senior Scientist, Professor Pirkko Härkönen’s research group, Department of Anatomy, University of Turku
1.1.2004 – 31.8.2005    Senior Scientist, Docent Markku Salmivirta’s research group Turku Centre of Biotechnology
1.8.2003 – 31.12.2003    Postdoctoral Researcher in Docent Klaus Elenius’s research group, Medicity Research Laboratory, University of Turku
1.8.2002 – 31.7.2003    Postdoctoral Researcher of the Foundation of the Finnish Cancer Institute
1.8.1999 – 31.7.2002    Postdoctoral Researcher of the Academy of Finland
1.1.1999 – 31.12.2004    Postdoctoral Researcher in Docent Klaus Elenius’s research group, Medicity Research Laboratory, University of Turku
1.7.1998 – 31.12.1998    Research Fellow in Docent Ari Hinkkanen’s research group Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Åbo Akademi University
1.2.1995 – 30.6.1998    Turku Post Graduate School of Biomed. Sciences, post graduate student
1.1.1993 – 31.1.1995    Research assistant, Department of Virology, University of Turku
1991, 1992, 1.6-31.8.    Research assistant, Department of Virology, University of Turku
4.6.1990 – 31.8.1990    Research assistant, Huhtamäki Oy Leiras Ltd. Biotechnological Research Laboratory



Research

In my research the function of myeloid cells in regulation of immune responses is evaluated. This includes chronic inflammations and autoimmunity as well as the role of tumor associated mac-rophages (TAMs) in maintaining an immunosuppressive status in the tumor microenvironment and promotion of cancer cell migration and invasion. Further, novel treatment modalities based either on hormone receptor signaling or the pleiotropic effects of bisphosphonate (induced) metabolites are being sought to modulate the function of the myeloid cell population more feasible for the patient.



Teaching

Teaching responsibilities include lecturing and contact teaching on the fields of molecular cell biology, histology and X-ray microtomography and imaging



Publications
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The Semliki Forest virus E2 gene as a virulence determinant (1995) Santagati MG, Maatta JA, Itaranta PV, Salmi AA, Hinkkanen AE
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Multiple repeating motifs are found in the 3'-terminal non-translated region of Semliki Forest virus A7 variant genome (1994) Santagati MG, Itaranta PV, Koskimies PR, Maatta JA, Salmi AA, Hinkkanen AE
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Novel Tcr Tcra-V and -J transcripts expressed in rat myelin-specific T-cell lines (1993) Hinkkanen AE, Maatta J, Qin YF, Linington C, Salmi A, Wekerle H
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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