Research Groups and R&D Platforms: Preclinical development

R&D Platform:
Center for Functional Materials (FUNMAT)

FUNMAT is a research center in functional materials based at Åbo Akademi University. FUNMAT is combining the expertise in chemistry, physics, biology, paper coating and printing to develop functional materials, devices and large area manufacturing for interfacing with biological systems. The multidisciplinary research is done in close collaboration with industry and our extensive collaboration network throughout the world.

FUNMAT

Basic research, Biochemistry, Diagnostics, Drug delivery, Drug solubility, Formulation, Nanoparticles, Pharmacy, Physics, Preclinical development, R&D Platforms

R&D Platform:
Turku BioImaging

Turku BioImaging, TBI (www.bioimaging.fi), is an umbrella organization for “all things imaging” in Turku, jointly operated by Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku. TBI was initiated in 2007 as a broad-based, interdisciplinary imaging consortium that aims at bringing together all biological and medical imaging expertise in Turku and elsewhere in Finland. In 2017, Turku BioImaging is celebrating its journey of 10 years, from a small 2-person unit to a large, fully functioning organization.

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Atomic-force microscopy, Basic research, Clinical development, Diagnostics, Electron microscopy, FTIR or RAMAN microscopy, High throughput imaging, Imaging, Imaging software, In Vivo Diagnostics, PET, Preclinical development, R&D Platforms, Super-resolution imaging, Ultrasound imaging

Research Group:
Biomaterials for controlled delivery of drugs and antigens and for tissue engineering

Mika Jokinen
mika.jokinen[at]turkuamk.fi

Chemical Engineering / Biomaterials & Diagnostics,
Turku University of Applied Sciences

https://www.tuas.fi/en/research-and-development/research-groups/biomaterials-and-diagnostics/

https://www.turkuamk.fi/fi/tutkimus-kehitys-ja-innovaatiot/tutkimusryhmat/biomateriaalit-ja-diagnostiikka/

Biopharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Drug delivery, Fluorescence spectroscopy, Formulation, FTIR or RAMAN spectroscopy, In Vitro Diagnostics, Particle size analysis, Physico-chemical properties, Preclinical development

Research Group:
Structural bioinformatics for drug discovery and development

Mark S. Johnson
finmark54 at icloud dot com

Biochemistry,
Åbo Akademi University

https://www.abo.fi/fakultet/biokemisbl

Ageing-related diseases, Autoimmune diseases, Basic research, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomolecular chemistry, Biopharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Cancer, Chemical Physics, Computer Science, Diabetes, Drug target, Hit to lead, Inflammation, Inherited diseases, Lead optimization, Lung cancer, Medicinal chemistry, Metabolic diseases, Molecular modelling, Musculoskeletal disorders, Nucleic acids, Organic compounds, Pattern recognition, Personalized medicine, Physico-chemical properties, Preclinical development, Receptor, Signaling, Structural Biology, Surface area, Target discovery, X-ray crystallography

Research Group:
Systems Molecular Engineering

Jianwei Li
jianwei.li[at]utu.fi

Department of Chemistry,
University of Turku

https://www.li-chemlab.com/

Atomic-force microscopy, Basic research, Biochemistry, Biomarker, Biomedicine, Biomolecular chemistry, Biotechnology, Cancer, Chemical Physics, Combinatorial chemistry, Drug delivery, Drug target, Electron microscopy, Fluorescence spectroscopy, FTIR or RAMAN spectroscopy, Hit to lead, Imaging, Infection, Inflammation, Lead optimization, Medicinal chemistry, Microstructure analysis, Molecular modelling, Nanoparticles, Natural Compounds, Next-generation sequencing, NMR, Nucleic acids, Organic Chemistry, Organic compounds, Particle size analysis, Physico-chemical properties, Powder X-ray diffraction, Preclinical development, Proteomics, Screening, Structural Biology, Synthetic Biology, Synthetic chemistry, Thermal analysis, X-ray crystallography

Research Group:
Imaging Alzheimer’s disease beta-amyloid pathology in transgenic mouse models using positron emission tomography

Francisco López-Picón
fralop[at]utu.fi

Turku PET Centre, Preclinical Imaging,
University of Turku

Turku PET Centre

Ageing-related diseases, Biomarker, Biomedicine, Biopharmaceuticals, Clinical Medicine, Disease models, Drug delivery, Drug target, Epigenomics, Imaging, Imaging software, In Vitro Diagnostics, In Vivo Diagnostics, Inflammation, Molecular Biology, Molecular diagnostics, Neurological disorders, Pathology, PET, Pharmacology, Physiology, Preclinical development, Proteomics, Target discovery