Research Groups

Minna Kellomäki

Minna Kellomäki

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Group

Kellomäki group has expertise in both synthetic and biologically modified materials. The group studyies mainly bioabsorbable polymers, hydrogels, bioactive glasses and composites of them. The aim is to develop functionalized devices and scaffolds to the biological and clinical applications.

Katriina Aalto-Setälä

Katriina Aalto-Setälä

Heart Group

Aalto-Setälä group brings important value to CoEBoC in terms of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, iPS derivation, cell differentiation and characterization. The group has also expertise in co-cultures of vascular-like structures composed of endothelial cells and cardiomyocytes.

Susanna Narkilahti

Susanna Narkilahti

Neuro Group

Narkilahti group focuses on producing both neuronal and glial cells from human pluripotent stem cells. The aim is to characterize the produced cells by their gene and protein expression and specifically study the cells’ maturation and electrophysiological functionality.

Jari Hyttinen

Jari Hyttinen

Computational Biophysics and Imaging Group

Hyttinen group has expertise in development of 3D bioimaging, electrophysiology and in silico computational modeling of cells and tissues and their functions. The group develops novel high resolution optical and X-ray microscopy methods and tools.

Pasi Kallio

Pasi Kallio

Micro- and Nanosystems Group

Kallio group combines knowledge of automation and control engineering with microsystems and nanotechnology. The group develops autonomous systems for stimulation and measurement of cells and cell cultivation environments.

Susanna Miettinen

Susanna Miettinen

Adult Stem Cell Group

Miettinen group concentrates on cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling human mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC) behavior and differentiation. The group aims to develop cell based and tissue engineered products for clinical use and as in vitro -models.