• PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)



1997 …2023

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Curriculum vitae

I am professor in sensory food science (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Department of Food and nutrition). I am also professor in sensory perception at the University of Turku (Faculty of Medicine, Functional Foods Forum). I have PhD in food chemistry and adjunct professorship in flavor chemistry and perception. I am affiliated scientist at Monell Chemical Senses Center (USA) and used to work there as a postdoctoral fellow at Breslin lab. I am member of research faculty of Medicine. Sandell lab is also called as Senses and Food research team in Finland. I have conducted research as Academy postdoctoral fellow and Academy research fellow. Currenty I am principal investigator in several projects granted by Academy of Finland and Business Finland. The Polak Young Investigator Award and Academy of Finland award for Social impact. I have a certificated qualification in University teaching pedagogy (60 cr) and in Academic leadership program. I have been a president of Finnish Society of Food Science and Technology. I am a chairman of Food Culture Society in South-West of Finland. I am also active member of E3S (European Sensory Science Society) and specifically in both children and taste sensitivity groups. Currently I am very fascinated by individual differences in multisensory perception connected to eating behavior and experiences as well as sensory-based food education for children and adults. 

The Polak Young Investigator Award (2006), Academy of Finland award for Social impact (2012) Docent of a Year (2017, University of Turku & Åbo Akademi)

Education/Academic qualification

Flavour chemistry and perception, adjuct professor, University of Turku, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Award Date: 4 Dec 2009

foodchemistry, PhD, University of Turku, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Award Date: 27 Feb 2003

External positions

professor in sensory perception, University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine

1 Sep 201931 Aug 2021

affiliated scientist, Monell Chem Senses Ctr, Monell Chemical Senses Center, University of Pennsylvania

31 Jan 201831 Dec 2020

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • Sensory Science
  • Taste
  • Odour
  • Multisensory perception and learning

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.