• PL 20 (Tukholmankatu 8)

    00014

    Finland

19992022

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Personlig profil

Information om forskning och undervisning

Dr. Vilja Pietiäinen’s research is focused on cancer precision medicine. The patient -derived cancer cells are isolated from tissues after the surgery, grown ex-vivo, and characterized with different omics technologies, including genomics, phenomics, and drug profiling. Dr. Pietiäinen develops also microscopic imaging –based solutions with her collaborators for phenotyping and drug profiling of patient –derived cells. This approach enables the better understanding of the cellular heterogeneity in cancer, and drug sensitivity and resistance in particular patient.

Vilja Pietiäinen has a M.Sc. in clinical biochemistry (Faculty of Biosciences, University of Helsinki; UH, and University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K) and doctoral degree in virology (UH, Finland). In the Academy of Finland post-doctoral position (Research group of Prof. Elina Ikonen, UH), she investigated the intracellular cholesterol trafficking and combined her earlier experience in cell biology, real-time cell imaging and other microscopic methods with lipid research. In 2011-2013, her research project was focused on characterization of novel candidate genes affecting blood lipid levels (such as LDL, HDL, and triglycerides) in humans using high throughput siRNA/drug screening and high-content microscopy in FIMM. 

Currently, Dr. Pietiäinen is a senior researcher at Kallioniemi group, and she acts a project leader of a collaborative project with UPM on novel high-content 3D cell culture methods, and as a project manager of TEKES FiDiPro fellow project “Next generation image analysis solutions - towards image-based diagnostics”.  In 2017, she initiated of the new HiLIFE core unit, FIMM High Content Imaging and Analysis (FIMM-HCA) within the HELMI platform.

She has teaching experience as a teacher at University of Helsinki laboratory courses, a tutor at Problem Based Learning sessions for Medical Students, and as a lecturer. More recently, she has also participated in planning of different courses in the curriculum of Medical Faculty and curriculum planning for Master Program for Genetics and Molecular Biosciences. She has studied the pedagogics in several courses at University of Helsinki. Currently, she acts as a part-time coordinator of undergraduate education at FIMM.

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 3111 Biomedicinska vetenskaper
  • 318 Medicinsk bioteknologi
  • 1182 Biokemi, cell- och molekylärbiologi

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer

  • 17 Artikel
  • 1 Mötesabstrakt
  • 1 Övriga bidrag
  • 1 Doktorsavhandling

Clinical implementation of precision systems oncology in the treatment of ovarian cancer based on ex-vivo drug testing and molecular profiling

Murumagi, A., Ungureanu, D., Khan, S., Hirasawa, A., Arjama, M., Valimaki, K., Mikkonen, P., Niininen, W., Kumar, A., Eldfors, S., Pellinen, T., Pietiainen, V., Magi, A., Koivisto-Korander, R., Tapper, J., Loukovaara, M., Aittokallio, T., Butzow, R. & Kallioniemi, O., jul 2019, I : Cancer Research. 79, 13, 2 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragMötesabstraktForskningPeer review

Association of tamoxifen resistance and lipid reprogramming in breast cancer

Hultsch, S., Kankainen, M., Paavolainen, L., Kovanen, R-M., Ikonen, E., Kangaspeska, S., Pietiäinen, V. & Kallioniemi, O., 24 aug 2018, I : BMC Cancer. 18, 14 s., 850.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
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Advanced Cell Classifier: User-Friendly Machine-Learning-Based Software for Discovering Phenotypes in High-Content Imaging Data

Piccinini, F., Balassa, T., Szkalisity, A., Molnar, C., Paavolainen, L., Kujala, K., Buzas, K., Sarazova, M., Pietiainen, V., Kutay, U., Smith, K. & Horvath, P., 28 jun 2017, I : Cell Systems. 4, 6, s. 651-+ 10 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Suomi matkalla henkilökohtaisen lääketieteen mallimaaksi

Pietiäinen, V., 2017, I : Moodi.. 41, 1, s. 8-11 4 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelProfessionell

Projekter

Aktiviteter

Nordic High-Content Screening network (Extern organisation)

Vilja Pietiäinen (Styrelsemedlem)
2019 → …

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan roll i inhemskt/internationellt offentligt organ

KiTZ Drug Screening symposium

Vilja Pietiäinen (Talare: Presentation)
23 jan 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

PerkinElmer European User Meeting on High Content Microscopy

Vilja Pietiäinen (!!Invited speaker)
16 maj 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

Pro Gradu, Minttu Polso

Vilja Pietiäinen (Handledare)
2019 → …

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledning av annat kunskapsprov (pro gradu, licentiatavhandling)

SLAS discovery (Tidskrift)

Vilja Pietiäinen (Referentgranskare)
2018 → …

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Tidningsurklipp

04/2017 UPM GrowDex Newsletter haastatteluartikkeli

Vilja Pietiäinen

01/10/2018

1 Mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media

Suomen Kuvalehti/haastattelu

Vilja Pietiäinen

22/11/2017

1 objekt av Mediabevakning

Press/media: !!Press / Media

Projektiuutisointi 01/2017 UPM GrowDex/Newsletter

Vilja Pietiäinen

01/01/2017

1 objekt av Mediabevakning

Press/media: !!Press / Media

12.12.2016 UPM Biofore, haastattelu

Vilja Pietiäinen

12/12/2016

1 objekt av Mediabevakning

Press/media: !!Press / Media