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Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen, Professor in medical cell biology

Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen has a long track record in autophagy field, in particular, in elucidating the fine structure of autophagosomes and autolysosomes using electron microscopy. She completed her PhD in 1993 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, followed by postdoctoral work in Göttingen, Germany and Helsinki, Finland. Then she became an independent investigator in Dundee, Scotland for 1999-2002. After that, she worked as a group leader in Kiel, Germany for 2002-2005. In August 2005 she started as a University Lecturer at the Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki. Finally, 1st of November 2017 she started as a professor in medical cell biology at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Finland.

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Roosa Kotiniitty, MSc student

Roosa is persuing her Master in Physiology and Genetics at the University of Turku and joined the Eskelinen group in May 2022 to perform her Master’s thesis. In her thesis she is investigating potential protein-protein interactions of the small GTPase RAB24.

Mauricio Ramm, doctoral researcher

Mauricio completed his MSc at the University of Heidelberg in 2017 on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. He joined the Eskelinen group in April 2018 as the first group member working at the University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine. Mauricio is working on decipring the roles of the small GTPase RAB24 in neuronal cells. He is an early stage researcher in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie network DRIVE.

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Lav Tripathi, postdoctoral researcher

Lav completed his PhD at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India, in 2014. The thesis topic was the development of VLP based recombinant subunit vaccine candidates against dengue virus. Lav joined our group in order to facilitate the production of new antibodies against RAB24 protein.

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Sylvana Kaniecki, visiting student

Sylvana was visiting our group in summer 2022. She is persuing a Master’s degree in Biotechnologies in cellular and molecular engineering at the University of Lille, France.

 

Joakim Kauhanen, MSc

Joakim worked with us in spring and summer 2022. Currently he continues studies in medicine at the University of Turku.

 

Roosa Rahkonen, summer student

Roosa worked with us as an intern in summer 2021. She continues her studiens in biomedicine at the University of Turku.

 

Sadaf Fazeli, MSc

Sadaf persued her MSc thesis in our group in 2020-21. She is currently working at the Medicity Research Laboratory, University of Turku

 

Farhad Ahmed, MSc

Farhad persued his MSc thesis in our group in 2019-20. He is currently back in his native country, Pakistan.

 

Sigurdur Runar Gudmundsson, MSc

Siggi did his PhD project in the Eskelinen group at the University of Helsinki. He is currently working at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik

 

Tahira Anwar, PhD

Tahira did her PhD in the Eskelinen group at the University of Helsinki. She is currently working as a Laboratory Manager at Medtag Therapies, Cambridge, UK

 

Katri Kallio, PhD

Katri was working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Eskelinen group in Helsinki. She is currently occupied as a PhD Downstream Specialist, FinVector Oy, Kuopio

 

Joanna Biazik, PhD

Joanna was working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Eskelinen group in Helsinki. She is currently back in her home country, Sydney, Australia.

 

Taina Suntio, PhD

Taina was working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Eskelinen group in Helsinki. She is currently occupied at the University of Helsinki.

 

Mykola Domanskyy, PhD

Mykola was working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Eskelinen group in Helsinki.

 

Päivi Ylä-Anttila, PhD

Päivi did her PhD in the Eskelinen group in Helsinki. After finishing her PhD, she moved to the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden