Receptor Programme

Receptor Programme

Directors and contact addresses:

Professor Jukka Westermarck
Turku Bioscience Centre, 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

Actionable Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling 
Klaus Elenius
, MD, Professor, University of Turku

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

Membrane Dynamics in Autophagy
Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen, PhD, Professor, University of Turku

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

Biofilm-Host –Interaction in Chronic Infection
Riikka Ihalin, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Academy Research Fellow, 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, Professor of Immunology, 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 Activation and Cytoskeleton
Pieta Mattila, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Turku

Ubiquitin Signalling in Inflammation
Annika Meinander, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Senior Lecturer, 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 Cancer Predisposition
Johanna Schleutker, PhD, Professor, University of Turku

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

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