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Tiina Sikanen

University researcher, Title of docent (pharmaceutical chemistry)

  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 5)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching


Research interests

  • microfluidic total analysis systems, digital microfluidics
  • polymer microfabrication
  • electrokinetic separations
  • mass spectrometry
  • drug metabolism

International exchange activities

  • January-February 2014, research visit to University of Toronto, Wheeler group (prof. Aaron Wheeler), Dept. Chemistry and Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Canada
  • September-December 2011, research visit to DTU Nanotech, ChemLabChip research group (prof. Jörg Kutter), Dept Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark


Curriculum vitae


Recent academic and scientific positions of trust

  • 01/2014 - 12/2017, Faculty council, Faculty of Pharmacy, UH (personal deputy member of council)
  • 04/2014 – 03/2018, Institute of Biotechnology, UH (personal deputy member of board)
  • 2015, Helsinki Challenge science competition and idea accelerator (leader of the semifinal team Generation Green)
  • 2015, The 19th MicroTAS 2015 Conference, Gueongju, Korea, October 25-29, 2015 (member of the Technical Program Committee )
  • 2015, Transducers'15 Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, June 21-25, 2015 (member of the technical Program Committee)

 Main academic and scientific awards and honors

  • 2014, Head marshal of the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy, UH, May 2014
  • 2013, Young researcher award (participant) at the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for Chemistry, June 30-July 5, Lindau, Germany
  • 2010, Doctor Philosophiae Ultima (second highest ranking doctor) at the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy, UH, May 2010
  • 2008, Doctoral thesis award, Finnish Mass Spectrometry Society
  • 2003, Master’s thesis awards, Faculty of Science, UH and Lars Grenman award

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical technology, MSc (Tech), Aalto University

Pharmaceutical chemistry, PhD (Pharm), Faculty of Pharmacy

Fields of Science

  • 317 Pharmacy
  • drug metabolism
  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • analytical chemistry
  • mass spectrometry
  • electrophoresis
  • fluorescence
  • polymer chemistry
  • 222 Other engineering and technologies
  • microfluidics
  • microfabrication

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


Lääkeaineiden ympäristöluokituksen hyödyt ja haasteet

Vieno, N., Sikanen, T., Äystö, L., Mehtonen, J., Karlsson, S. & Nystén, T., 7 Feb 2020, In : Vesitalous. vol 60, 1, p. 23-24 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Lääkejäämien vesistöriskien arviointi Suomessa

Vieno, N., Äystö, L., Mehtonen, J., Sikanen, T., Karlsson, S., Fjäder, P. & Nystén, T., 7 Feb 2020, In : Vesitalous. vol 60, 1, p. 25-28 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Lääkkeiden käytön ympäristövaikutukset

Sikanen, T., Äystö, L., Vieno, N., Karlsson, S. & Virtanen, V., 2020, In : Suomen lääkärilehti.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Lääkkeiden ympäristövaikutukset

Karlsson, S., Sikanen, T., Vieno, N., Virtanen, V. & Äystö, L., 2020, Pharmaca Fennica 2020.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional



Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher

Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), Aug 2011

Prize: Prizes and awards

Academy of Finland research fellow

Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), Aug 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Doctor Philosophiae Ultima 2010

Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), May 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards


Supervision of MSc Thesis of Jade Sinisalo

Tea Pihlaja (Supervisor), Tiina Sikanen (Supervisor)
7 Jan 202031 May 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Lääkkeiden ympäristövaikutukset myyntilupien näkökulmasta

Tiina Sikanen (Speaker)
23 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Doctoral thesis follow-up group

Tiina Sikanen (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Lääkkeet ja ympäristö - Lääkkeen kehityksen ja käytön ympäristöhaasteet

Tiina Sikanen (Speaker)
12 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (Event)

Tiina Sikanen (Programme Committee Member)
27 Oct 201931 Oct 2019

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