Research Groups and R&D Platforms: Lead optimization

Research Group:
Pharmaceutical Technology and Drug Delivery Research Group

Niklas Sandler
nsandler[at]abo.fi

Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory,
Åbo Akademi University

Niklas Sandler

PharmaFabLab

Data mining, Drug delivery, Formulation, FTIR or RAMAN microscopy, Imaging, Lead optimization, Particle morphology, Particle size analysis, Pharmacy, Physico-chemical properties, Polymorph analysis, Powder flow characterization, Powder X-ray diffraction, Preclinical development, Surface area, Thermal analysis

Research Group:
Mesoporous drug carriers/ Electrostatics / Pharmaceutical Physics

Jarno Salonen
jarno.salonen[at]utu.fi

Industrial Physics Laboratory,
University of Turku

Jarno Salonen

Biopharmaceuticals, Cancer, Chemical Physics, Diabetes, Drug delivery, Drug solubility, Drug stability, Drug target, Electron microscopy, FTIR or RAMAN spectroscopy, Lead optimization, Microstructure analysis, Nanoparticles, NMR, Obesity, Particle size analysis, Pharmacy, Physico-chemical properties, Physics, Polymorph analysis, Porosity, Powder X-ray diffraction, Preclinical development, Surface area, Thermal analysis, Zeta potential

Research Group:
Bioorganic Group

Pasi Virta
pamavi[at]utu.fi

Bioorganic chemistry group, Department of Chemistry,
University of Turku

Pasi Virta

Atomic-force microscopy, Cancer, Drug target, Hit to lead, Lead optimization, Medicinal chemistry, Nanoparticles, Neurological disorders, NMR, Nucleic acids, Organic Chemistry, Organic compounds, PET, Synthetic chemistry, Thermal analysis

Research Group:
Tissues Regeneration and Cancer

Fang Cheng
cfang[at]abo.fi

Faculty of Science and Engineering,
Åbo Akademi University

Fang Cheng

Tissues Regeneration and Cancer

Assay development, Biomarker, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Disease models, Drug target, High throughput imaging, Imaging, Inflammation, Lead optimization, Metabolic diseases, Molecular Cell Biology, Natural Compounds, Personalized medicine, Screening, Signaling, Skin diseases, Target discovery

Research Group:
Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory

Tiina A. Salminen
tiina.salminen[at]abo.fi

Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory,
Åbo Akademi University

Tiina Salminen

Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory

Antibacterial, Autoimmune diseases, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomarker, Biomedicine, Cancer, Data mining, Diabetes, Drug target, Hit to lead, Infection, Inflammation, Inherited diseases, Lead optimization, Molecular modelling, Obesity, Personalized medicine, Physico-chemical properties, Polymorph analysis, Receptor, Structural Biology, Target discovery, X-ray crystallography

Research Group:
Bioactive natural compounds

Patrik Eklund
paeklund[at]abo.fi

Laboratory of Organic Chemistry,
Åbo Akademi University

Patrik Eklund

Cancer, Diabetes, Hit to lead, Inflammation, Lead optimization, Natural Compounds, Natural products, NMR, Organic Chemistry, Organic compounds, Synthetic chemistry