Doctoral Programme in Drug Research

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The aim of DPDR is to educate experts that have a wide view of drugs and toxicology. DPDR is a multidisciplinary doctoral programme and research in DPDR covers the life cycle of medicines and toxicology. More specifically, groups in DPDR study diverse areas in drug research, such as drug design and synthesis, bioactivity screening, pharmaceutical microbiology, drug formulation, nanomedicine, industrial manufacturing, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, analytics, drug interactions, pharmacogenetics, pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, clinic al drug research, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, toxicology and clinical toxicology and veterinary drug research.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2016 2023

Publications 2012 2019

Open Access

Anagrelide for gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Pulkka, O-P. A., Gebreyohannes, Y. K., Wozniak, A., Mpindi, J. P., Tynninen, O. K., Icay-Rouhiainen, K. A., Cervera Taboada, A., Keskitalo, S. E., Murumägi, A., Kulesskiy, E., Laaksonen, M., Wennerberg, J. K., Varjosalo, M. T., Laakkonen, P. M., Lehtonen, R. J., Hautaniemi, S. K., Kallioniemi, O-P., Schöffski, P., Sihto, H. & Joensuu, H. T., 2019, In : Clinical Cancer Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

An optimised series of substituted N-phenylpyrrolamides as DNA gyrase B inhibitors

Benetto Tiz, D., Skok, Ž., Durcik, M., Tomašič, T., Peterlin Mašič, L., Ilaš, J., Draskovits, G., Révész, T., Nyerges, Á., Pál, C., Cruz, CD., Tammela, P. S. M., Žigon, D., Kikelj, D. & Zidar, N., 10 Feb 2019, In : European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 167, p. 269-290 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A novel pathogenic UGT1A1 variant in a Sudanese child with type 1 crigler-najjar syndrome

Elfar, W., Järvinen, E., Weizhen, J. I., Mosorin, J., Sega, A. G., Iuga, A. C., Lobritto, S. J., Konstantino, M., Chan, A., Finel, M. & Lakhani, S. A., 2019, In : Drug Metabolism and Disposition. 47, 1, p. 45-48 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2012 2019

Riga Stradins Univ, Riga Stradins University

Anne Juppo (Visiting lecturer)
7 Jan 201911 Jan 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (Journal)

Jari Tapani Yli-Kauhaluoma (Reviewer)
23 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

The Paulo Foundation (External organisation)

Sanna Lehtonen (Board member)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Nordic POP 1st annual meeting

Tea Pihlaja (Poster Presentation)
14 Jan 201916 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Prolyl oligopeptidase on alpha-synuclein aggregation

Timo Myöhänen (Speaker)
26 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Best Poster Award Sponsored by TCI

Riccardo Provenzani (Recipient), 27 Aug 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Poster Prize

Helinä Maaria Kahma (Recipient), 9 Nov 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Short communication in Duodecim, section In press

Sanna Helena Lehtonen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu Parkinson-postia lehdessä (04/2018)

Henri Juhani Huttunen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview in Helsingin Sanomat

Sanna Helena Lehtonen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu Loimu-lehdessä 04/2018

Henri Juhani Huttunen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media