Ullamari Pesonen profile picture
Professor, Institute of Biomedicine


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Areas of expertise

Drug Development


Education and academic adjunct positions:

  • Adjunct Professor of Pharmacogenetics, University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio, Finland), 2006 -
  • PhD (Pharmacology), University of Turku (Turku, Finland) 1993
  • MSc (Biochemistry), University of Turku (Turku, Finland), 1987

Previous professional appointments and work experience:

  • 2007-2017 Principal Research Scientist, Orion Corporation/Orion Pharma, Turku, Finland
  • 2001-2006 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Drug Development, University of Turku, Department of Pharmacology, Drug Development and Therapeutics, Finland
  • 2001-2002 Visiting Senior Researcher, University of Glasgow, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics (Glasgow, UK)
  • 1988-2000 Several academic positions, University of Turku, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Finland
  • 1993-1994 Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Bethesda, MD, USA)

On-going official duties:

  • Member of the Steering Committee on Turku Center for Disease Modeling (TCDM), 2018 -
  • Member of the Student Election Committee of Biomedicine Curriculum, 2018 -
  • Member of the Curriculum Steering Committee of Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences, 2018 -
  • Member of the Curriculum Steering Committee of Batchelor’s Degree Programme in Biomedicine, 2018 -
  • Member of the Board of Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, 2016 -
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Nordic Association for the Publication of “Basic & Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology” (BCPT) (former Nordic Pharmacological Society), 2014-
  • Member of the Board of Drug Research Doctoral Program (DRDP), University of Turku, 2010-, Vice Director 2018 -
  • Expert Member in Finnish Market Court (civil IPR cases), 2013 - 
  • Vice President of Finnish Pharmacological Society, 2011 -


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