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Olli
Pentikäinen
Professor, Institute of Biomedicine
PhD

Contact

+358 40 521 6913
Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Computer-Dependent Drug Discovery
Molecular Modeling
Protein structure-function relationship
Protein-protein interaction

Biography

Education: MSc in (organic) chemistry 1995 (University of Joensuu, Finland) PhD in Biochemistry 2003 (Åbo Akademi University) Adjunct Professor in Biochemistry 2005- (University of Turku) Positions: 2017- Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (University of Turku) 8/2017 2011- Senior Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology (University of Jyväskylä) 2015 Visiting Senior Scientist (University of Innsbruck, Austria) 2005-2006 Visiting Senior Scientist (University of Bristol, UK) 1999-2005 Manager in Molecular Discovery (FBD Ltd)

Research

Our research focuses on discovery of efficient drug candidates and development of novel methods for that purpose. Especially our research on cancer drug targets that have been considered highly difficult, together with risk analysis of drug candidates, pave the road for safer drugs.

Publications

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