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Postdoctoral Fellow, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

1 Apr 201231 Mar 2014

Fields of Science

  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • reprogramming

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


Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor receptor REarranged during transfection agonist supports dopamine neurons in Vitro and enhances dopamine release In Vivo

Mahato, A. K., Kopra, J., Renko, J-M., Visnapuu, T., Korhonen, I., Pulkkinen, N., Bespalov, M. M., Domanskyi, A., Ronken, E., Piepponen, T. P., Voutilainen, M. H., Tuominen, R. K., Karelson, M., Sidorova, Y. A. & Saarma, M., Feb 2020, In : Movement Disorders. 35, 2, p. 245-255 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Human pluripotent reprogramming with CRISPR activators

Weltner, J., Balboa, D., Katayama, S., Bespalov, M., Krjutskov, K., Jouhilahti, E-M., Trokovic, R., Kere, J. & Otonkoski, T., 6 Jul 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 12 p., 2643.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A Novel Small Molecule GDNF Receptor RET Agonist, BT13, Promotes Neurite Growth from Sensory Neurons in Vitro and Attenuates Experimental Neuropathy in the Rat

Sidorova, Y. A., Bespalov, M. M., Wong, A. W., Kambur, O., Jokinen, V., Lilius, T. O., Suleymanova, I., Karelson, G., Rauhala, P. V., Karelson, M., Osborne, P. B., Keast, J. R., Kalso, E. A. & Saarma, M., 21 Jun 2017, In : Frontiers in Pharmacology. 8, 18 p., 365.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access


  • 1 Public Talks
  • 1 Academic visit at UH

Mariia Cherepkova

Maxim Bespalov (Host)
4 Jun 2016

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Helsinki Chemical Biology Symposium - Chemical Systems Biology

Maxim Bespalov (Attendee)
13 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks