Receptor Programme

Receptor Programme

Directors and contact addresses:

Professor Jukka Westermarck
Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku
Tykistökatu 6
FI-20520 Turku
Phone: +358-40-7423007
E-mail: jukwes (at) utu.fi

Associate Professor Diana Toivola
Department of Cell biology,
Åbo Akademi University
Tykistökatu 6, BioCity
20520 Turku
Phone: +358-50-4007732
E-mail: diana.toivola (at) abo.fi

Research programme description

Research groups (24):

Cancer Cell Biology and Drug Discovery
Daniel Abankwa, PhD, Professor, University of Luxembourg /Åbo Akademi University

Somatic Hypermutation of the Genome
Jukka Alinikula, PhD, University Teacher, University of Turku

Tissue Based Prognostic and Predictive Markers in Cancer
Olli Carpén
, MD, PhD, Professor / Kaisa Huhtinen, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Turku

Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience; From Molecular Understanding to Diagnosis
Eleanor Coffey
, PhD, Research Director, Åbo Akademi University

Receptor Tyrosine Kinases in Cancer and Development
Klaus Elenius
, MD, Professor, University of Turku

Intermediate Filaments as Main Signaling Hubs
John Eriksson
, PhD, Professor, Åbo Akademi University

Structure and Function of Collagen Receptor Integrins
Jyrki Heino
, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Turku

Biofilm-Host –Interaction in Chronic Infection
Riikka Ihalin, Academy Research Fellow, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Turku

Cell Adhesion and Cancer
Johanna Ivaska
, PhD, Academy Professor, University of Turku

Hypoxic Signalling in Cancer
Panu Jaakkola
, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Turku

Cell Trafficking in Cancer and Inflammation
Sirpa Jalkanen, MD, PhD, Academy Professor, Academician, University of Turku

Signalling Regulated by Pim Kinases
Päivi Koskinen
, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Senior Lecturer, University of Turku

Skin, Cancer and Proteinases (SkinCaP)
Veli-Matti Kähäri
, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Turku

Lymphocyte Cytoskeleton
Pieta Mattila, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Turku

Regulation of Inflammatory Signalling by Ubiquitination
Annika Meinander, PhD, Åbo Akademi University

Cell Fate
Cecilia Sahlgren
, PhD, Professor, Åbo Akademi University

Leukocyte Traffic and the Immune Response
Marko Salmi, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Turku

Molecular Pharmacology of α2-adrenoceptors
Mika Scheinin
, MD, PhD, Professor  / Petri Vainio, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Turku

Genetic Predisposition to Cancer
Johanna Schleutker, PhD, Professor, University of Turku

Transcriptional Control of Proteostasis in Cell Stress and Disease
Lea Sistonen
, PhD, Professor, Åbo Akademi University

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology
Jing Tang, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Turku

Keratins as Modulators of Epithelial Stress Responses and Regeneration
Diana M. Toivola
, PhD, Associate Professor, Åbo Akademi University

Interactions between Ion Channels and Sphingolipids in Thyroid Cancer
Kid Törnquist
, PhD, Professor, Åbo Akademi University

Cancer Cell Signaling
Jukka Westermarck
, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Turku