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Tiina Sikanen

University researcher, Title of docent (pharmaceutical chemistry)

  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 5)




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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

Award Date: 1 Jul 2010

Pharmaceutical chemistry, PhD (Pharm), Faculty of Pharmacy

Award Date: 13 Dec 2007

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.


A Digital-to-Channel Microfluidic Interface via Inkjet Printing of Silver and UV Curing of Thiol-Enes

Sathyanarayanan, G., Haapala, M., Dixon, C., Wheeler, A. R. & Sikanen, T. M., 11 Aug 2020, In : Advanced Materials Technologies. 9 p., 2000451.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Assessment of the risk for inhibition of hepatic clearance of pharmaceuticals in fish

Pihlaja, T., Niemissalo, S. & Sikanen, T., 3 May 2020.

Research output: Conference materialsPoster

Cell adhesion and proliferation on common 3D printing materials used in stereolithography of microfluidic devices

Piironen, K., Haapala, M., Talman, V., Järvinen, P. & Sikanen, T., 1 Jun 2020, In : Lab on a Chip. 20, 13, p. 2372-2382 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Generation Green – Ympäristönäkökulmat mukaan farmasian ja lääketieteen koulutukseen

Translated title of the contribution: Generation Green – Incorporation of environmental aspects into the curricula of pharmaceutical and medical education Siven, M., Lapatto-Reiniluoto, O., Teppo, J., Teräsalmi, E., Sikanen, T. & Salminen, O., 2020, In : Dosis : farmaseuttinen aikakauskirja. 36, 3, p. 416-426 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access



Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher

Sikanen, Tiina (Recipient), Aug 2011

Prize: Prizes and awards

Academy of Finland research fellow

Sikanen, Tiina (Recipient), Aug 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Doctor Philosophiae Ultima 2010

Sikanen, Tiina (Recipient), May 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards


Supervision of MSc Thesis of Jade Sinisalo

Tea Pihlaja (Supervisor), & Tiina Sikanen (Supervisor)

7 Jan 202031 Dec 2020

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

Dosis : farmaseuttinen aikakauskirja (Journal)

Tiina Sikanen (Editor), & Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma (Editor)

25 Sep 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of special theme number


PhD grading committee member

Tiina Sikanen (Other role (describe in more detail in "Relation description, notes" field))

14 Dec 2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Lääkkeiden kehityksen ja käytön ympäristöhaasteet

Tiina Sikanen (Speaker)

11 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Päivi Järvinen (Speaker), , Ashkan Bonabi (Speaker), , Ville Jokinen (Speaker), & Tiina Sikanen (Speaker)

23 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation