FPDP Pharmacy Dissertations (2010-)

2016

Dissertation UH, DPDR: M.Sc. (Pharm) Meri Kekäle “Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients’ Adherence to Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Finland – A Journey of Eighty-six Patients”
26.8.2016, Biomedicum Helsinki, Auditorium 2.
Opponent: Professor Helvi Kyngäs, University of Oulu

Dissertation UH, DPDR: M.Sc. Jaakko Kopra “Endogenous GDNF as a regulator of midbrain dopamine neurons”
12.8.2016, Viikki Biocenter 2, auditorium 1041, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Doc. Edgar Kramer, Institute of Applied Physiology, Ulm University, Germany

Dissertation UH, DPDR: M.Sc. Sami Svanbäck “Toward accurate high-throughput
physicochemical profiling using image-based single-particle analysis”
15.7, Viikki Infocenter Korona, Auditorium 1, Viikinkaari 11, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Professor Thomas Rades, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen

Dissertation UH, DPDR: M.Sc. Barbara Herranz “Multi-Approach Design and Fabrication of Hybrid Composites for Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy”
27.5.2016, at noon, Auditorium 1, Infocenter Korona (Viikinkaari 11, Helsinki), Viikki campus
Opponent: Prof. Leigh Canham, School of Physics, University of Birmingham

Dissertation UEF, DPDR: M.Sc. (Pharm) Olli Kärkkäinen “Post-mortem brains of alcoholics: Changes in the glutamatergic, serotonergic, endocannabinoid and neuroactive steroid systems
18.4.2016 at noon 12, Canthia CA102, Kuopio campus
Opponent: PhD Lorenzo Leggio, National Institutes of Health

Dissertation UH, DPDR: M.Sc. (Pharm) Neha Shrestha “Mesoporous silicon systems for oral protein/peptide-based diabetes mellitus therapy”.
1.4.2106, Viikki campus
Opponent: Ass. Prof. Alejandro Sosnik (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology).

Dissertation UH, DPDR: M.Sc. Mari Hirvinen “Immunological boosting and personalization of oncolytic virotherapies for cancer treatment”
1.4.2016 at noon, Biocentrum 2, auditorium 1041, Viikinkaari 5E
Opponent: Prof. Maria Croyle, University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation UH, DPDR: M.D. Juho Heinonen “Intravenous lipid emulsion for treatment of local anaesthetic and tricyclic antidepressant toxicity”
19.3.2016 at 10 o’clock, Iniveristy main building, Auditorium XIV.
Opponent: Universitetslektor, adjungerad Kai Knudsen, Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg

Dissertation UH, DPDR: M.Sc. Sofia Montalvão “Screening of Marine Natural Products and Their Synthetic
Derivatives for Antimicrobial and Antiproliferative Properties”
26.02.2016 at noon, Viikki Infocenter Korona, Auditorium 2, Viikinkaari 11, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Prof. Maria Valeria D’Auria, University of Naples Federico II

2015

26. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Karmen Kapp “Polyphenolic and essential oil composition of Mentha and their antimicrobial effect”
22.12.2015 at noon, Biocentrum 2, auditorium 1041, Viikinkaari 5E.
Opponent: Prof. Rudolf Bauer, University of Graz

25. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Minna Matikainen “Launching New Products in the Finnish Pharmaceutical Industry: A Relationship Approach”
11.12.2015 at noon, Small Hall, University Main Building
Opponent: Adj. Prof. Paula Rytilä, University of Helsinki

24. Dissertation (FPDP-P): MSc Sofia Sousa “Mechanisms of action of bisphosphonates in cancer: tumour associated macrophage targeting strategies”
28.11. at noon, Mediteknia MD100, Kuopio campus
Opponent: Prof. Ingunn Holen, Univeristy of Sheffieldi

23. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc Raisa Haavikko “Synthesis of betulin derivatives with new bioactivities”
6.11.15 at noon, Biocentrum 2, auditorium 1041, Viikinkaari 5E, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Prof. Dulcie Mulholland, University of Surrey

22. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc (Pharm) Mari Savolainen “The Effects of Prolyl Oligopeptidase Inhibition in α-Synuclein Based Mouse Models of Parkinson’s Disease“
30.10.2015 at noon, Biocentrum 2, auditorium 1041, Viikinkaari 5, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Prof. Heikki Tanila, University of Eastern Finland

21. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc Jayendra Patel “Development of potent and selective inhibitors of enzymes involved in endocannabinoid inactivation”
19.9.2015 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium MD100, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Prof. Marco Mor, Univeristy of Parma

20. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Eva María del Amo Páez “Ocular and systemic pharmacokinetic models for drug discovery and development”
11.9.2015 at noon, Medistudia building, Yliopistonranta 1A, lecture hall MS301, Kuopio, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Professor Olavi Pelkonen, University of Oulu

19. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc Marko Lehtonen “Application of Mass Spectrometry in Unravelling the Secrets of the Endocannabinoid System”
4.9.2015 at noon, Canthia CA100, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Doc. Tiia Kuuranne, United Medix Laboratories Ltd

18. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Päivi Rauma “Associations between life satisfaction, depression, antidepressant use, and bone”
22.8.2015 at noon, Snellmania SN201, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Doc. Markku Heliövaara, National Institute of Health and Welfare

17. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Piia Kokkonen “Studying sirtuin inhibitors with in silico and in vitro approaches”
21.8.2015 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium MD100, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Doc. Henri Xhaard, University of Helsinki

16. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Katja Pajula “Systematic Approach to Stabilize Amorphous Drugs via Smart Additive Selection”
18.7.2015 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Prof. Anne Juppo, University of Helsinki

15. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. Polina Ilina “The role of the carrier and the endocytic pathway in non-viral gene delivery”
13.7.2015 at noon, Biocentrum 3, auditorium 2402, Viikinkaari 1, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Prof. Stefaan De Smedt, Ghent University, Belgium

14. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Leena Keurulainen “Synthesis and evaluation of antichlamydial, antileishmanial and antimalarial activity of benzimidazole and benzoxadiazole derivatives”
26.6.2015 at noon Info Center Korona, auditorium 2 (Viikinkaari 11), University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Prof. Daniel Kikelj, University of Ljubljana

13. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M. Sc. (Pharm) Annika Tuomela “Nanocrystals for Drug Delivery Applications”
16.6.2015 at noon, Infokeskus Korona, Sali 2, Viikinkaari 11, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Prof. Guy Van den Mooter, University of Leuven

12. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M. Sc. (Pharm) Terhi Kurko “Deregulation of
Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products in Finland: Reasons for Pharmaceutical
Policy Changes and Reflections on Smoking Cessation Practices”
12.6.2015, lecture room C205, Economicum, Arkadiankatu 7, Helsinki, University of Helsinki
Opponent Prof. Pekka Puska, National Institute of Health and Welfare

11. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M. Sc. Susanna Nybond “Cell-based bioluminescent high-throughput screening methods in antibacterial drug discovery”
4.6.2015 at noon,Viikki Infocenter Korona, auditorium 2, Viikinkaari 11, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Prof. Aldo Roda, University of Bologna

10. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. Amir Akhgari “Alkaloids of in vitro cultures of Rhazya stricta”
29.5.2015 at noon, Auditorium LS.2 (A109), Latokartanonkaari 7, B building, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Prof. Rosa Maria Cusidó Vidal, University of Barcelona

9. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Kalle Aaltonen “Efficacy, Safety and Clinical Outcomes of Biologic Drugs in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis”
29.5.2015 at noon, auditorium 2, Info Center Korona (Viikinkaari 11A), University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Doc. Arja Helin-Salmivaara, University of Turku

8. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Tina Suominen “Analysis of neurotransmitters, neurosteroids and their metabolites in biological samples”
22.5.2015 at noon on 22 May 2015 at 12:00. University main building, Auditorium XII, Fabianinkatu 33, University of Helsinki,
Opponent: Prof. Thomas Hankemeier, Leiden University

7. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Lic HSc Päivi Tikkanen “Physical Functioning among Community-Dwelling Older People”
8.5.2015 at 12 noon, Mediteknia auditorium, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Doc. Pirkko Jäntti, University of Tampere

6. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Pharm) Ira Soppela “Modern analytical approaches to pharmaceutical powder characterisation and processing”
24.4.2015, at 12 noon, lecture room 2, B building, Latokartanonkaari 7, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Prof. Thomas De Beer, Ghent University.

5. Dissertation (FPDP-P): MSc Ari Kauppinen “More efficient freeze-drying process and higher quality drug products by using spectroscopic methods”
20.3.2015 at 12.00, Canthia building, CA102, Kuopio Campus, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Prof. Annette Bauer-Brandl, University of Southern Denmark

4. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (pharm) Nina Nordman “Microchip technology in mass spectrometry-based bioanalysis: Advances in the analysis of peptides, proteins, and pharmaceuticals”
17.4.2015 at 12:00, Huvudbyggnaden, auditorium XIV, Unionsgatan 34, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Prof. Elisabeth Verpoorte, University of Groningen

3. Dissertation (FPDP-P): PhD Amna Shawesh “Indomethacin Topical Formulations Development And The Effect Of Compositions On The Physical Characteristics And Stability”
21.3. 2015 at 12:00. Auditorium 2, at Viikki Infocenter, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Doc Pharmacist Pasi Merkku, University of Helsinki

2. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. (Chem) Chang-Fang Wang “Chemical surface modification of porous silicon nanoparticles for cancer therapy”.
2.3.2015 at 12 noon, Auditorium 1, Infocenter, Viikinkaari 11, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Dr. Luca De Stefano, Unit of Naples-National Research Council, Italy

1. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M. Sc. (Pharm) Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi “Effect of Surface Chemistry on the Immune Responses and Cellular Interactions of Porous Silicon Nanoparticles”
13.2.2015 at noon, Lecture Hall 2, B-building, Latokartanonkaari 7, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, University College of London, UK

2014

18. Dissertation (FPDP-P): M.Sc. Jussi Rytkönen “Mesoporous silicon particles for nanomedical applications”
5.12.2014 at 12 noon, Snellmania, lecture hall SN201 (former L22), Kuopio Campus, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: PD, Dr. rer. nat. Oula Penate Medina, University of Kiel

17. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Niina Karttunen “Pain, persistence of pain and analgesic use in community-dwelling older Finns”
7.11.2014 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, MD100, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Prof. Sirpa Hartikainen, University of Eastern Finland

16. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Jaana Palomäki “Immunotoxicological effects induced by engineered nanomaterials”
31.10.2014 at noon, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lecture hall (3rd floor), Topeliuksenkatu 30, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Prof. Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet

15. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Marjo NiittynenTCDD-induced accumulation of the heme degradation product biliverdin in rat liver”
24.10.2014 at noon 12, Medistudia auditorium MS301 (former ML2), Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Prof. (emer) Olavi Pelkonen, University of Oulu

14. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Linda Ahonen “Method development for the analysis of steroids, vitamin D and oxysterols”
3.10.2014 at noon, auditorium 2, Info Center Korona (Viikinkaari 11A), University of Helsinki
Opponent: Prof. Achille Cappiello, University of Urbino, Italy

13. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Leena-Stiina Kontturi “Cell encapsulation in hydrogels for long-term protein delivery and tissue engineering applications”
6.9. 2014, at noon, Auditorium 2, Korona Information Centre, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Ph.D. Kristiina Järvinen, Keuruun apteekki (UEF)

12. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Melina Malinen “Development of organotypic liver cell cultures in three-dimensional biomaterial hydrogels”
01.09.2014 at noon, Infocenter Korona, Lecture hall 1, Viikki, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Prof. Kim L. R. Brouwer, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, USA

11. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Dongfei Liu “Porous Silicon-Based Multicomposites for Controlled Drug Delivery”
29.8.2014 at 13.00 o’clock, Lecture Hall 2, Info Center Korona (Viikinkaari 11A), University of Helsinki
Opponent: Prof. Bruno Sarmento, Institute of Biomedical Engineering (INEB), University of Porto, Portugal

10. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Aniket Magarkar “Molecular dynamics simulations of drug delivery liposomes and their interactions with bloodstream elements”
25.8.2014 at 11 o’clock, auditorium 1, Infocenter Korona, Viikinkaari 11, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Prof. Roland Faller, University of California, USA

9. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Astrid Subrizi “Delivery of biologics to the retinal pigment epithelium”
22.8.2014 at 13 o’clock, Lecture hall 5 (A106), B building, Latokartanonkaari 7, Viikki, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Prof. Jorgen Kjems, Aarhus University, Denmark

8. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Leena Lindell-Osuagwu “Use of medicines in children: a perspective on drug-related problems”
6.6.2014 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Doc. Pirjo Laitinen-Parkkonen, Health Care and Social Services, City of Hyvinkää

7. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Kirsi Rosenqvist “The effect of systematically and locally administered clodronate on bone quality.”
23.5.2014 at noon, Latokartanonkaari 7, Building B, lecture hall 3, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Prof. Jukka Mönkkönen, University of Eastern Finland

6. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Niko Granqvist “Biomimetic interfaces for surface sensitive drug discovery techniques”
8.5.2014 at 13:00, Viikin Infokeskus, Lecture hall 2, Viikinkaari 11, University of Helsinki
Opponent: Dr. Sci (Tech) Lasse Murtomäki, Aalto University

5. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Sanna Siponen “Children’s health, self-care and the use of self-medication: a population-based study in Finland”
5.4.2014 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland
Opponent: Doc. Jorma Komulainen, The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim

4. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Hanna Uosukainen “Buprenorphine: features of abuse and methods for improving unobserved dosing in opioid substitution treatment”
14.2.2014 at 13 o’clock, Canthia L3, Kuopio, University of Eastern Finland.
Opponent: Clinical Senior Lecturer James Bell, King’s College London, UK

3. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Susanne Bäck “CDNF in an experimental model of Parkinson’s disease: studies on gene therapy and protein infusion”
7.2.2014 at noon, Viikki Biocenter, Auditorium 1041, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Dr. Barry Hoffer, Biomedical Research Center, National Institute of Drug Abuse, Baltimore, USA

2. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Aino Alanne “Novel applications related to bisphosphorus compounds”
17.1.2014 st noon, Snellmania L22, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Prof. Pawel Kafarski, Wroclaw Technical University

1. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Minna Helin-Tanninen “Compounding of paediatric oral formulations: extemporaneous nifedipine capsules, powders and suspensions in the hospital pharmacy”
11.1.2014 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Doc. Eetu Räsänen, South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Etelä-Karjalan sosiaali- ja terveyspiiri)

2013

28. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Anssi Pelkonen “Alpha-synuclein as a regulator of synaptic signalling”
20.12.2013 at noon, Canthia L3, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Doc. Timo Myöhänen, University of Helsinki

27. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Peng Liu “Nanocrystal formulation for poorly soluble drugs”.
13.12.2013 at noon, Biocenter 2, auditorium 1041, Viikki Campus, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. Jyrki Heinämäki, University of Tarto

26. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Jenni Hakkarainen “In vitro cell models in predicting blood-brain barrier permeability of drugs”
5.12.2013 at noon, Canthia, L3, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent Doc. Mikko Koskinen, Orion Pharma

25. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Pyry Välitalo “Population pharmacokinetics in support of analgesics and anaesthetics studies in special populations”
30.11.2013 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Professori Leon Aarons, University of Manchester

24. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Niina Aaltonen “Functional autoradiography as a pharmacological approach for studying G protein-coupled lipid receptor signalling”
29.11.2013 at noon, Medistudia, ML2, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Prof. Ullamari Pesonen, University of Turku

23. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Virpi Talman “The DAG-responsive C1 domain as a drug target: structure-activity and in vitro pharmacology of isophthalate derivatives”
22.11. at noon, Biocenter 2, Auditorium 1041, Viikki Campus, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. Kid Törnquist, Åbo Akademi University

22. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Jesse Lindholm “Behavioral Effects of Antidepressant Treatments in Mice – Focus on BDNF
25.10.2013 at Noon, Lecture hall 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. John F. Cryan, University College Cork, Ireland

21. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Nina SneitzUDP-glucuronosyltransferases in sickness and health – studies on bilirubin and steroid glucuronidation”
25.10.2013 at noon, Info Center Korona, Auditorium 1, Viikki Campus, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. Philip Lazarus, Washington State University College of Pharmacy

20. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Anna Shevchenko “Expanding the Diversity of Solid-State Forms of Weak Bases by Applying Salt-Cocrystal Continuum Concept: from Polymorphs and Solvates to Salts and Cocrystals”
22.11.2013, Info Center, room 1, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. Thomas Rades, University of Copenhagen

19. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Sirkku Jäntti “Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry in Studies of Steroid Hormones and Steroid Glucuronide Conjugates in Brain and Urine”
4.10.2013 at noon, Latokartanonkaari 5, Building C, Lecture hall 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. Seppo Auriola, University of Eastern Finland

18. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Lauri Peura “Strategies to Enhance Drug Delivery to the Brain: Biological Studies with Large Amino Acid Transporter 1 (LAT1) in Prodrug Design”
4.10.2013 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Prof. Jouni Hirvonen, University of Helsinki

17. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Stina Parkkamäki “The empowerment based support of type 2 diabetes self-managenent at the community pharmacy”, University of Helsinki.
21.9.2013 at noon, Mikkelin keskussairaala, auditorium, Porrassalmenkatu 35-37, Mikkeli. Opponent: Doc. Pirkko Routasalo, University of Oulu

16. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc Huamin Liang “Non-labelled surface sensitive techniques as platforms for pharmaceutical nanotechnology research”
14.09.2013 at noon, Info Center Korona, Auditorium 2, Viikinkaari 11, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. Jouko Peltonen, Åbo Akademi University

15. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Julia Lehtinen “In vitro, in vivo, and in silico investigations of polymer and lipid based nanocarriers for drug and gene delivery”
7.9.2013, at noon, Auditorium 2, Korona Information Centre, Viikki campus. University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. Jukka Mönkkönen, University of Eastern Finland.

14. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Oleg Kambur “Catechol-O-methyltransferase and pain in rodents and humans”
6.9.2013 at Noon, Korona Information Center, Lecture hall 2, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Dr. Juhana J. Idänpään-Heikkilä, Sanofi Finland

13. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Sami Alakurtti “Synthesis of betulin derivatives against intracellular pathogens”
6.9.2013 at 12 noon, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikinkaari 5, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. Stefan Willför, Åbo Akademi University

12. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Heramb Chadchankar “Role of alpha-synuclein in presynaptic dopamine neurotransmission in the striatum”
6.9.2013 at noon, Canthia, L3, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland.
Opponent: Associate Professor Karima Chergui, Karolinska Institutet

11. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Marjo Jauhiainen “Metabolic and proteomic tools for characterization of the mevalonate pathway and glycosaminoglycan synthesis”
31.8.2013 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Doc. Pentti Somerharju, University of Helsinki

10. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Pekka Poutiainen “Principles of targeting sex steroid receptors in cancer drug research and development”
27.6.2013 at noon, Snellmania, L21, Kuopio Campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Doc. Olli Pentikäinen, University of Jyväskylä

9. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Sami Poutiainen “From Sensors to Reasons: Fluidized Bed Spray Granulation Process Monitoring by Acoustic Emission”
15.6.2013 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Prof. Jouko Yliruusi, University of Helsinki

8. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Unni Tengvall “Modifications and carriers for improved oligonucleotide delivery – Synthesis, analysis and biological testing”
pe 7.6.2013 at noon, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikinkaari 5E, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Mikko Oivanen, University of Helsinki

7. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Miia Kovalainen “Mesoporous silicon micro- and nanoparticles: a versatile tool for controlled peptide delivery”
7.6.2013, at noon, Medistudia, ML1, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Professor Markku Koulu, University of Turku

6. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Reeta Heikkilä “Lääkevaihto lääkkeiden käyttäjien ja lääkäreiden näkökulmasta “
17.5.2013 at noon, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland.
Opponent: Prof. Erkki Palva, Fimea

5. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. Mika Tiainen “Quantitative quantum mechanical analysis of NMR spectra, applications and strategies”
16.5.2013 at noon, Canthia, L2, Kuopio campus, University of Eastern Finland. Opponent: Doc. Elina Sievänen, University of Jyväskylä

4. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Jonna Wikström (University of Helsinki) “Alginate-based microencapsulation and lyophilization of human retinal pigment epithelial cell line (ARPE-19) for cell therapy”
15.3.2013, Centria, auditorio, ammattikorkeakoulu Oy, Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola. Opponent: Professor Kristiina Järvinen, University of Eastern Finland

3. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Nenad Manevski “Activity and Enzyme Kinetics of Human UDP-Glucuronosyltransferases: Studies of Psilocin Glucuronidation and the Effects of Albumin on the Enzyme Kinetic Mechanism”
7.3.2013 at noon, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikinkaari 5E, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Brian Houston, University of Manchester

2. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Petteri Heljo “Comparison of disaccharides and polyalcohols as stabilizers in freeze-dried protein formulations”
1.3.2013 at noon, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikinkaari 5E, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Robert T. Forbes, University of Bradford

1. Dissertation (FPDP-P) M.Sc. (Pharm) Ruzica Kolakovic “Nanofibrillar cellulose in drug delivery”
22.2.2013 at noon, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikinkaari 5E, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Jürgen Siepmann, University of Lille
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2012

20. Dissertation (FPDP-P) MSc (Pharm) Alma Kartal-Hodzic “Formulation studies for eliminating saliva carcinogenic acetaldehyde with L-cysteine containing chewing gum” 15.12.2012 at noon, Auditorium 2, Korona (Viikinkaari 11), Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Jyrki Heinämäki, University of Tartu

19. Dissertation (FPDP-P) MSc Hongbo ZhangUGTs and glucuronidation analyses in Caco-2 cells, human microsomes and recombinant enzymes”
9.11.2012 at noon, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Risto Juvonen, University of Eastern Finland

18. Dissertation (FPDP-P) MSc (Pharm) Iida Peltonen “New insights to the brain functions of prolyl oligopeptidase”
2.11.2012 at noon, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Markus Forsberg, University of Eastern Finland

17. Dissertation (FPDP-P) MSc (Pharm) Marjo Piltonen “Novel neurotrophic treatments in rats and toxin sensitivity of genetically modified mice in the unilateral 6-OHDA model of Parkinson’s disease”
10.11.2012 at noon, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Docent Tomi Rantamäki, University of Helsinki

16. Dissertation (FPDP-P) MSc (Pharm) Timo Purmonen “Pharmacoeconomic methods for estimating cost-effectiveness and budget impact of cancer treatments in Finland”
20.10.2012 13 o’clock, Mediteknia auditorio, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Docent Juha Laine, Pfizer Inc

15. Dissertation (FPDP-P) Alexandros Kiriazis: “Synthesis of Six-Membered Rings and Inhibitors of Protein Kinases”
14.9.2012 at noon, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Peter Goekjian, University of Lyon

14. Dissertation (FPDP-P) Jenni Küblbec: “Use of xenosensors for drug metabolism studies. Focus on constitutive androstane receptor”
14.9.2012 at noon, Mediteknia auditorio, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Professor Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Karolinska Institutet

13. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Mika Reinisalo: “Studies on retina-specific gene expression”
6.7.2012 at noon, Mediteknia auditorio, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Doc. Hanna H. Lehtonen, University of Helsinki

12. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Juha Mönkäre: “Novel materials for controlled peptide delivery: mesoporous silicon and photocrosslinked poly(ester anhydride)s”
15.6.2012 at noon, Medistudia auditorium ML3, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Professor Arto Urtti, University of Helsinki.

11. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Anne Soikkeli: “Automatable microplate-based in vitro assays for screening intestinal drug transport and metabolism”
15.6.2012 at noon, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Pia Vuorela, Åbo Akademi

10. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Heidi Taipale: “Sedative load and adverse events among community-dwelling older people”
8.6.2012 at noon, Mediteknia auditorio, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Professori Kristina Johnell, Karolinska Institutet

9. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Saija Leikola: “Development and Application of Comprehensive Medication Review Procedure to Community-Dwelling Elderly”
30.3.2012, 12.00 o’clock, Auditorium 2041, Biocenter 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Dr. Tommy Westerlund, University of Gothenburg.

8. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Nadia Schendzielorz: Distribution, regulation and physiological roles of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) in rodents”
23.3.2012 at noon Auditorium 2041, Biocenter 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Ullamari Pesonen, University of Turku

7. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Miia Tiihonen: “Women’s experiences with hormones – A study of hormonal contraception and menopausal hormone therapy”
10.3.2012, 12.00 o’clock, Medistudia auditorium, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: MD, PhD Erkki Palva, FIMEA. Announcement.

6. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Mikko Käenmäki: “Importance of COMT in the regulation of prefrontal dopamine”
17.2.2012, 12.00 o’clock, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Seppo Kaakkola, Helsinki. University Central Hospital. Thesis.

5. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Aaro Jalkanen: “The potential of prolyl oligopeptidase as a drug target”
11.2.2012, 12.00 o’clock, Medistudia auditorium ML2, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Docent Pekka Rauhala, University of Helsinki. Announcement.

4. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Maria Rikala: “Psychotropic drug use in community-dwelling older people”
10.2.2012, 12.00 o’clock, Medistudia auditorium, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Docent Sinikka Sihvo, The National Institute for Health and Welfare. Announcement.

3. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Luis M. Bimbo: “Biocompatibility and biofunctionalization of mesoporous silicon particles”
04.2.2012, 12.00 o’clock, Auditorium 1041, Biocenter 2, Viikki, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. Mauro Ferrari, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (USA). Thesis.

2. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Pekka Keski-Rahkonen: “New liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry assays for drugs and endogenous compounds in small-volume biological samples”
27.1.2012, 12.00 o’clock, Medistudia auditorium ML2, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Professor Ilkka Ojanperä, University of Helsinki. Announcement.

1. Dissertation (FPDP-P): Jaana Martikainen: “Uusien lääkkeiden markkinoille tulo ja lääkekustannuksiin vaikuttaminen”
27.1.2012, 12.00 o’clock, Medistudia auditorium, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Professor Marjukka Mäkelä, The National Institute for Health and Welfare. Announcement.
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2011

16. Dissertation: Anna Westerling: “Information Technology Development Needs in Community Pharmacies: A Strategic Approach”
9.12. klo 12, Info house, Korona Lecture hall1, Viikinkaari 11, Viikki, University of Helsinki
Opponent Dr. Hannes Wahlroos. Thesis.

15. Dissertation: Johanna Räikkönen: “Bisphosphonate-induced IPP/ApppI accumulation in cells”
11.11.2011, 12.00 o’clock, Medistudia auditorium ML2, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus. Opponent: Professori Graham Russell, University of Sheffield Medical School. Announcement.

14. Dissertation: Henrik Ehlers: “Interfacial Phenomena in Pharmaceutical Low Moisture Content Powder Processing”
28.10.2011, 12 o’clock, Biocenter 2, auditorium 1041, Viikinkaari 5E, Viikki campus,
University of Helsinki. Opponent: Docent Eetu Räsänen, Hospital Pharmacy,
South Karelia Health Care District

13. Dissertation: Tarja Limnell: “Mesoporous silica- and silicon-based materials as carriers for poorly water soluble drugs”
15.10.2011, 12 o’clock, Biokeskus 2, auditorio 1041, Viikinkaari 5E, Viikki campus,
University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Carla Caramella, University of Pavia, Italy

12. Dissertation: Bernardino Ossola: “Putative neuroprotective compounds in in vitro models of dopaminergic neurodegeneration “
14.10.2011, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Professor Alexander Zharkovsky, University of Tartu

11. Dissertation: Päivi Lehtonen: “Diastereomeric Drug Glucuronides: Enzymatic Glucuronidation and Analysis by Capillary Electrophoresis and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry”
14.10.2011, 12 o´clock, Biocentrum 2, in Auditorium 1041, Viikinkaari 5, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki. Opponent Professor Seppo Auriola, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

10. Dissertation: Simo-Matti Siiriä: “Towards Understanding Powder Behavior Via Simulation”
24.9.2011, 12 o’clock, Infokeskus 1, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki.
Opponent: Professor Jukka Rantanen, University of Copenhagen

9. Dissertation: Gustav Boije af Gennäs: “Protein Kinase C and Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Targeted Compunds ”
12.8.2011, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki. Opponent: Prof. John Nielsen, University of Copenhagen.

8. Dissertation: Jouni Ahonen: “Iäkkäiden lääkehoito – vältettävät lääkkeet ja yhteisvaikutukset”
27.8.2011 at 12.00 o’clock, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopion campus
Opponent: Prof. Jaakko Valvanne, University of Tampere

7. Dissertation: Mika Pulkkinen: “Modified poly(ε-caprolactone) and poly(lactic acid) polymers for controlled and targeted drug delivery”
18.6.2011 at 12.00 o’clock, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopion campus
Opponent: Prof. Minna Kellomäki, University of Tampere

6. Dissertation: Johanna Timonen: “Lääkevaihto lääkeyritysten ja lääketukkukauppojen näkökulmasta Suomessa”
10.6.2011 at 12.00 o’clock, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopion campus.
Opponent: Prof. (emer) Jussi Huttunen

5. Dissertation: Jenni Ilomäki: “Epidemiology of alcohol consumption and psychotropic drug use – focus on changes in drinking”.
14.5.2011, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus
Opponent: Doc. Sakari Suominen, University of Turku

4. Dissertation: Päivi Järvinen: “Assessment of In-House Natural Product and Synthetic Compound Libraries Based on In vitro Inhibition of Cholinesterase”.
20.4.2011, Viikki Infocenter, Auditorium 2, Viikinkaari 11.
Opponent: Professor emeritus Kurt Hostettmann, University of Geneva, Switzerland

3. Dissertation: Kati Sepponen: “Lasten lääkkeiden käyttö ja siihen liittyvät ongelmat lasten ja vanhempien näkökulmasta”.
1.4.2011, University of Eastern-Finland, Medistudia, ML2, Kuopio campus.
Opponent: Professor Matti Korppi, University of Tampere

2. Dissertation: Johanna Jyrkkä: “Drug Use and Polypharmacy in Elderly Persons”.
19.3.2011, University of Eastern-Finland, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus
Opponent: Docent Harriet Finne-Soveri, The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

1. Dissertation: Katriina Itäaho: ”Understanding Human Drug Conjucating Enzymes; Regio- and Stereoselectivity in Sulfotransferase 1A3 and the UDP-Glucuronosyltransferases”
28.1.2011, Auditorium XII, University main building, (Unioninkatu 34), Helsinki
Opponent: Professor Sylvie Fournel-Gigleux, University Henri Poincaré Nancy 1, France

2010

21. Dissertation: Merja Voutilainen: “CDNF and MANF in an experimental model of Parkinson’s disease in rats”.
18.12.2010, Auditorium 1041 at Viikki Biocentre 2 (Viikinkaari 5E) Helsinki
Opponent: Professor Lars Olson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

20. Dissertation: Tuomo Kalliokoski: “Accelerating three-dimensional virtual screening: new software and approaches for computer-aided drug discovery “
23.10.2010, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus
Opponent: Professor Anders Karlén, University of Uppsala, Sweden

19. Dissertation: Nahed El-Najjar: “Lebanese Plants and Plant-Derived Compounds Against Colon Cancer “
22.10.2010, Auditorium 2 at Viikki Infocenter (Viikinkaari 11), Helsinki
Opponent: Professor Lars Bohlin, University of Uppsala, Sweden

18. Dissertation: Minna Kairisalo: “Oxidative stress and XIAP signalling in neuronal cells”
15.10.2010, Auditorium 2 at Viikki Infocenter Korona (Viikinkaari 11),
Helsinki
Opponent Docent Antero Salminen, Department of Neurology, University of Eastern Finland

17. Dissertation: Mikko Gynther: “Blood-brain barrier transporters in CNS drug delivery: design and biological evaluation of LAT1 and GluT1-targeted prodrugs “
9.10.2010, Medistudia auditorium ML3, Kuopio campus
Opponent Docent Jouni Sirviö, Sauloner Oy

16. Dissertation: Natalaja Genina: “Ultrasound-assisted surface engineering of pharmaceutical powders”
9.10.2010, Auditorium 1 Infocentre, Viikki (Viikinkaari 11), Helsinki
Opponent Professor Niklas Sandler, Åbo Akademi University

15. Dissertation: Leena Pohjala: “Screening Tools for the Identification of Alphavirus Inhibitors “
23.9.2010, Auditorium 2, Infocentre, Viikki (Viikinkaari 11), Helsinki
Opponent Professor Johan Neyts, University of Leuven, Belgium

14. Dissertation: Kati-Sisko Vellonen: “Cellular and computational methods in corneal drug permeability, active transport and cytotoxicity studies”
27.8. 2010, Helsinki

13. Dissertation: Sanni Matero: “Chemometric methods in pharmaceutical tablet development and manufacturing unit operations”
12.6.2010, Mediteknia Auditorium, Kuopio Campus.
Opponent Professor Rasmus Bro University of Copenhagen, Denmark

12. Dissertation: Aki Heikkinen: “Interplay of Passive and Active Drug Disposition in in vitro Models of Drug Absorption and Distribution”
4.6.2010, Medistudia ML2, Kuopio Campus.
Opponent Associate Professor Anna-Lena Ungell, AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal, Sweden

11. Dissertation: Tiina Heikkilä: “Miniaturization of Drug Solubility and Dissolution Testings”
11.6.2010, Auditorium 1041, Viikki Biocenter 2 (Viikinkaari 5 E), Helsinki
Opponent PhD (Pharm) Juha Kiesvaara, University of Helsinki

10. Dissertation: Niina Kivikero: “Granulation in Miniaturised Fluid Bed Using Electrostatic Atomisation”
29.5.2010, Auditorium 1041, Viikki Biocenter 2 (Viikinkaari 5), Helsinki
Opponent Professor Jonathan Seville, Warwick University.

9. Dissertation: Manu Eeva: “Plant secondary metabolites in Peucedanum palustre and Angelica archangelica and their plant cell cultures”
21.5.2010, Auditorium LS.2 (A109) (Latokartanonkaari 7 – Building B), Helsinki
Opponent: Professor Elín Soffía Ólafsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland

8. Dissertation: Satu Lakio: “Towards real-time understanding of processes in pharmaceutical powder technology”
7.5.2010, Auditorium 2, Infocentrum (Viikinkaari 11), Helsinki
Opponent: Professor Jukka Rantanen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

7. Dissertation: Marika Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä: “Medicines information sources and services : A special focus on the Internet and people with depression” (Social Pharmacy)
23.4.2010, Auditorium 1041, Viikki Biocenter 2 (Viikinkaari 5), Helsinki
Opponent: Dr Timothy Chen, University of Sydney

6. Dissertation: Eliisa Mannermaa: “Cellular in vitro model of retinal pigment epithelium for drug delivery studies”
Friday 19.3.2010, Canthia auditorium L1, Kuopio campus
Opponent Professor Hannu Uusitalo, University of Tampere

5. Dissertation: Sanna Kaivosaari: “N-Glucuronidation of Drugs and Other Xenobiotics” (Pharmaceutical chemistry)
12.2.2010, Auditorium 1041, Viikki Biocenter 2 (Viikinkaari 5), Helsinki
Opponent: Professor Philip Lazarus, Penn State College of Medicine, USA

4. Dissertation: Paula Lehto (née Heinänen): “Mechanistic Studies of Drug Dissolution Testing : Implications of solid phase properties and in vivo prognostic media “
5.2.2010, auditorium XII, Helsinki University main building (Unioninkatu 34), Helsinki
Opponent: Professor Jarkko Ketolainen, University of Kuopio

3. Dissertation: Kwame Buabeng: ”The role of the pharmaceutical sector in malaria control in Ghana ” (Social pharmacy).
30.1.2010, Mediteknia auditorium (behind Canthia building, 1st floor), Kuopio campus
Opponent: Professor Jussi Huttunen.

2. Dissertation: Johanna Jyrkkärinne: “Functional and Structural Studies on Nuclear Receptor CAR
15.1.2010, Mediteknia auditorium, Kuopio campus
Opponent: MD, PhD, doc. Piia Aarnisalo, University of Helsinki

1. Dissertation: Taina Sten: “Stereoselectivity of the Human UDP-glucuronosyltransferases: Studies on Androgens and Propranolol Glucuronidation”
15.1.2010, Auditorium 1041, Viikki Biocenter 2 (Viikinkaari 5), Helsinki
Opponent: Professor Michael Court, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA