Tiina Sikanen


Description of research and teaching


Research interests

  • microfluidic total analysis systems, digital microfluidics
  • polymer microfabrication
  • electrokinetic separations
  • mass spectrometry
  • drug metabolism

International exchange activities

  • January-February 2014, research visit to University of Toronto, Wheeler group (prof. Aaron Wheeler), Dept. Chemistry and Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Canada
  • September-December 2011, research visit to DTU Nanotech, ChemLabChip research group (prof. Jörg Kutter), Dept Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark



Curriculum Vitae


Recent academic and scientific positions of trust

  • 01/2014 - 12/2017, Faculty council, Faculty of Pharmacy, UH (personal deputy member of council)
  • 04/2014 – 03/2018, Institute of Biotechnology, UH (personal deputy member of board)
  • 2015, Helsinki Challenge science competition and idea accelerator (leader of the semifinal team Generation Green)
  • 2015, The 19th MicroTAS 2015 Conference, Gueongju, Korea, October 25-29, 2015 (member of the Technical Program Committee )
  • 2015, Transducers'15 Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, June 21-25, 2015 (member of the technical Program Committee)

 Main academic and scientific awards and honors

  • 2014, Head marshal of the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy, UH, May 2014
  • 2013, Young researcher award (participant) at the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for Chemistry, June 30-July 5, Lindau, Germany
  • 2010, Doctor Philosophiae Ultima (second highest ranking doctor) at the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy, UH, May 2010
  • 2008, Doctoral thesis award, Finnish Mass Spectrometry Society
  • 2003, Master’s thesis awards, Faculty of Science, UH and Lars Grenman award

Latest publications

  1. Microfluidic Lateral Flow Cytochrome P450 Assay on a Novel Printed Functionalized Calcium Carbonate-Based Platform for Rapid Screening of Human Xenobiotic Metabolism

    Jutila, E., Koivunen, R., Kiiski, I., Bollström, R., Sikanen, T. & Gane, P. 1 Aug 2018 In : Advanced Functional Materials. 28, 31, 11 p., 1802793

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Digital microfluidic immobilized cytochrome P450 reactors with integrated inkjet-printed microheaters for droplet-based drug metabolism research

    Sathyanarayanan, G., Haapala, M., Kiiski, I. & Sikanen, T. Aug 2018 In : Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. p. 6677-6687

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. TiO2 Photocatalysis-DESI-MS Rotating Array Platform for High-Throughput Investigation of Oxidation Reactions

    Ruokolainen, M., Miikkulainen, V., Ritala, M., Sikanen, T., Kotiaho, T. & Kostiainen, R. 7 Nov 2017 In : Analytical Chemistry. 89, 21, p. 11214-11218 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Co-supervisor of PhD thesis of Riccardo Provenzani

    Sikanen, T. (Supervisor)
    1 Jan 2018 → …

    Activity: ExaminationSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

  2. IUPAC Environmental Division (External organisation)

    Sikanen, T. (Board member)
    1 Jan 201831 Dec 2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  3. Supervisor of PhD thesis of Tea Pihlaja

    Sikanen, T. (Supervisor)
    1 Jan 2018

    Activity: ExaminationSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

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Latest prizes

  1. ERC starting grantee

    Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), Jul 2012

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher

    Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), Aug 2011

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  3. Academy of Finland research fellow

    Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), Aug 2017

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Latest projects

  1. Generation Green

    Sikanen, T., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J., Hirvonen, J., Vuorela, P., Kärkkäinen, R., Vuorensola, K., Teppo, J., Salminen, O., Sivula, S. & Teräsalmi, E.

    01/01/2015 → …

    Project: Other projectOther activities

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Title of docent (pharmaceutical chemistry)

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