Jarkko Koivunen

  • tutkimuspäällikkö, MediCity (lääketieteellisen tiedekunnan yhteiset)


+358 29 450 4927

+358 50 449 4932

Tykistökatu 6


ORCID-tunniste: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8060-555X


yritysten ja tutkimusorganisaatioiden yhteistyö, tutkimusrahoitus, lääkekehitys


I obtained my masters in organic chemistry in 2007 and my PhD in cellular and molecular biology in 2011, both from the University of Jyväskylä. After finishing PhD, I moved to Oulu where I worked as a researcher over ten years.

I have good industrial and academic networks varying from high content screening to cancer research. I have been working in preparation and writing of consortium and other major international applications, seeking new partners, commenting on the application texts and participation in other tasks related to compiling the funding applications.


I did my master’s degree in organic chemistry and my PhD in cellular and molecular biology in collaboration with Biotie Therapies Corporation. My PhD thesis was based on integrin-research using multiple methods from molecular modelling to cellular assays.

For past ten years, my research focus has been in matrix biology, especially in tissue homeostasis, fibrosis and cancer. My methodological know-how includes mouse work including bone marrow transplants, confocal and electron microscopy, Crispr/Cas9, lentiviral transduction, high content imaging, cancer biology, organ-on-a-chip, and organ cultures. In addition to matrix biology, I have been involved in many drug discovery projects targeting different cancers.


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