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Sami Ojanen

Team Leader of Project Coordination Services

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

19992017
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I graduated in 2001 from the University of Helsinki with animal physiology as my major and minors in genetics and biochemistry. The next five years I worked in the National Public Health Institute (currently National Institute for Health and Welfare) and completed my degree of Licentiate in Neurobiology. After this, I joined an Academy of Finland funded Centre of Excellence in Metapopulation Research, where I did work from 2007 until 2017, doing all sorts of IT, technical and administrative tasks. I was also responsible for managing and supervising annual large-scale field surveys of  Glanville fritillary butterfly in the Åland islands. Since 2017 I have been working in the Research Services as a team leader in Project Coordination Services.

 

During my research career in the National Public Health Institute, and more precisely in the Alcohol Research Centre, my research was focused on the long-term effects of repeated alcohol and drug use. Repeated use of drugs of abuse induces permanent changes in the brain that together with environmental factors, can promote the development of addiction. Later in the Metapopulation Research Centre, I participated in population ecology and evolution related research using Glanville fritillary butterfly metapopulation in the Åland Islands as a model for various research aspects.

Keywords

  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

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

Publications 1999 2017

  • 8 Article
  • 1 Bachelor's thesis
  • 1 Licenciate's thesis
  • 1 Master's thesis

Ecological and genetic basis of metapopulation persistence of the Glanville fritillary butterfly in fragmented landscapes

Hanski, I., Schulz, T., Wong, S. C., Ahola, V., Ruokolainen, A. & Ojanen, S. P., 17 Feb 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 11 p., 14504.

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Spatial and temporal genetic structure at the fourth trophic level in a fragmented landscape

Nair, A., Fountain, T., Ikonen, S., Ojanen, S. P. & van Nouhuys, S., 25 May 2016, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences. 283, 1831, 8 p., 20160668.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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The Glanville fritillary genome retains an ancient karyotype and reveals selective chromosomal fusions in Lepidoptera

Ahola, V., Lehtonen, R., Somervuo, P., Salmela, L., Koskinen, P., Rastas, P., Valimaki, N., Paulin, L., Kvist, J., Wahlberg, N., Tanskanen, J., Hornett, E. A., Ferguson, L. C., Luo, S., Cao, Z., de Jong, M. A., Duplouy, A., Smolander, O-P., Vogel, H., McCoy, R. C. & 27 othersQian, K., Wong, S. C., Zhang, Q., Ahmad, F., Haukka, J. K., Joshi, A., Salojarvi, J., Wheat, C. W., Grosse-Wilde, E., Hughes, D., Katainen, R., Pitkanen, E., Ylinen, J., Waterhouse, R. M., Turunen, M., Vaharautio, A., Ojanen, S. P., Schulman, A. H., Taipale, M., Lawson, D., Ukkonen, E., Makinen, V., Goldsmith, M. R., Holm, L., Auvinen, P., Frilander, M. J. & Hanski, I., Sep 2014, In : Nature Communications. 5, 9 p., 4737.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Long-term metapopulation study of the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia): survey methods, data management, and long-term population trends

Ojanen, S. P., Nieminen, M., Meyke, E., Pöyry, J. & Hanski, I., Oct 2013, In : Ecology and Evolution. 3, 11, p. 3713-3737 25 p.

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Extracellular glutamate and GABA in the ventral tegmental area of alcohol-preferring AA and alcohol-avoiding ANA rats treated repeatedly with morphine

Ojanen, S. P., Palmen, M., Hyytiä, P. & Kiianmaa, K., 2007, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 559, 1, p. 38-45 8 p.

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Projects 2000 2011

Centre of Excellence in Metapopulation Research

Hanski, I., Ojanen, S., Forsblom, V., Mononen, T., Duplouy, A., De Jong, M. & Meyke, E.

01/01/200031/12/2011

Project: Research project

Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Types for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Autumn survey of Glanville fritillary butterfly

Sami Ojanen (Participant)
31 Aug 201315 Sep 2013

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination