Anne Roivainen
Professor
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Antti Saraste
Assistant Professor
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Xiang-Guo Li
Adjunct Professor
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Päivi Marjamäki
Senior Researcher

Role: Supporting group researchers in challenging in vitro trials and experiments. Administrative work on day-to-day matters concerning the research group.

Senthil Palani
Postdoc
Exploring potential markers to image different macrophage sub-populations using Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
Helena Virtanen
Postdoc

Project: Vascular adhesion protein-1 as in vivo target for imaging of leukocyte trafficking in inflammation.

Heidi Liljenbäck
Project Researcher

Role: Working with many different disease models and preclinical imaging. Assistance in planning and practical execution of in vivo experiments and preclinical PET imaging studies.

Aake Honkaniemi
Research Coordinator

Role: Scheduling and technical operation of PET scanners used in the groups preclinical trials and updating the imaging/trial database.

Mia Ståhle
PhD Student

Project: Molecular imaging of atherosclerosis and heart failure: Evaluation of new PET tracers and therapy response in experimental models.

Funding: Drug Research Doctoral Programme, Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, Instrumentarium Science Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Jalmari and Rauha Ahokas Foundation.

Riikka Viitanen
PhD Student

Project: Preclinical evaluation of new VAP-1 targeted radiopharmaceuticals for inflammation imaging: PET studies in arthritis and melanoma models.

Funding: Drug Research Doctoral Programme, Finnish Cultural Foundation, FCF Regional Fund, Ida Montin Foundation, Instrumentarium Science Foundation

Maria Grönman
PhD Student

Project: PET imaging of ischaemic myocardial injury and therapeutic angiogenesis.

Funding: Drug Research Doctoral Programme, State Research Funding of Turku University Hospital (ERVA), Ida Montin Foundation.

Petri Elo
PhD Student

Project: Preclinical evaluation of novel radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of animal models of multiple sclerosis.

Funding: Drug Research Doctoral Programme, Instrumentarium Science Foundation, The Finnish MS-foundation, Turku University Foundation

Jenni Virta
PhD Student

Project: Molecular imaging of caldiovascular disease in type-2 diabetes: evaluation of experimental models and their responses to treatment.

Funding: Drug Research Doctoral Programme, Turku University Foundation.

Olli Moisio
PhD Student

Project: Development of radiopharmaceuticals for PET imaging of inflammation and cancer.

Funding: Drug Research Doctoral Programme, Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Arghavan Jahandideh
PhD Student

Project: Molecular imaging of cardiac inflammation using new PET tracers in experimental models.

Funding: Doctoral Program of Clinical Research.

Ella Kyläinpää
PhD Student

Project: Determining the effects of diet, microbiological status and microbiota on the metabolic phenotype of ApoE-/- mice as a model for drug development .

Max Miner
PhD Student

Project: Radiosynthesis of [18F](2S, 4R)4-Fluoroglutamine for in-vivo PET imaging.

Funding: Drug research Doctoral Program, Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Putri Adriana
PhD Student

Project: Development of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging Agent Targeting Macrophage Mannose Receptor (MMR) in Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

Funding: Turku University Foundation.

Imran Iqbal
PhD Student

Project: Molecular imaging in myocardial infarction.

Erika Atencio Herre
MSc Student

Radiopharmaceutical 18F-PEG-Folate: Radiosynthesis and evaluation of in vitro binding and in vivo imaging of inflammation.