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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


  • 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.

Publications 2004 2019

Environmental drug load can be reduced

Nysten, T., Äystö, L., Laitinen, J., Mehtonen, J., Alhola, K., Leppänen, M. T., Perkola, N., Vieno, N., Sikanen, T., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J., Karlsson, S., Virtanen, V. & Teräsalmi, E., 17 May 2019, 4 p. Helsinki : Finnish Environment Institute.

Research output: Other contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Enzyme Immobilization: Overcoming the Pitfalls of Cytochrome P450 Immobilization through the Use of Fusogenic Liposomes (Adv. Biosys. 1/2019)

Kiiski, I. M. A., Pihlaja, T. L. M., Urvas, L. M., Witos, J. M., Wiedmer, S. K., Jokinen, V. P. & Sikanen, T. M., 11 Jan 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsArt in non-art workpeer-review

Immobilization of proteolytic enzymes on replica-molded thiol-ene micropillar reactors via thiol-gold interaction

Tähkä, S., Sarfraz, J., Urvas, L., Provenzani, R., Wiedmer, S. K., Peltonen, J., Jokinen, V. & Sikanen, T., Apr 2019, In : Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 411, 11, p. 2339–2349 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Lääkeaineet lääketeollisuuden ympäristöluvissa

Äystö, L., Mehtonen, J., Vieno, N., Ahkola, H., Leppänen, M. T., Sikanen, T., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J. & Nystén, T., 3 May 2019, Helsinki: Finnish Environment Institute. 59 p. (Suomen ympäristökeskuksen raportteja; no. 20)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access

Lääkeaineiden ympäristöluokittelun käyttöönoton mahdollisuudet Suomessa

Vieno, N., Karlsson, S., Äystö, L., Mehtonen, J., Sikanen, T., Kärkkäinen, R., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J. & Nystén, T., 9 May 2019, Helsinki: Finnish Environment Institute. 37 p. (Suomen ympäristökeskuksen raportteja; no. 19)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access

Projects 2008 2023


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

Activities 2004 2018

Microfluidic assays for drug metabolism research

Tiina Sikanen (Speaker)
16 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Lääkkeet ja ympäristö

Tiina Sikanen (Speaker)
3 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Rin­nak­kain - Lääk­keet, ter­veys ja ym­pä­ris­tö

Tiina Sikanen (Member of organizing committee)
12 Dec 2018

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

Supervisor of research trainee (S. Artes)

Tiina Sikanen (Teacher)
18 Jun 201831 Dec 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Proceedings of MicroTAS (Journal)

Tiina Sikanen (Programme Committee Member)
11 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

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