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. Thiol-ene -based on-chip toxicity assays for chemical toxicity screening

    Kiiski, I. M. A., Järvinen, P. P., Tähkä, S., Tammela, P. S. M., Jokinen, V. & Sikanen, T. M. 22 Oct 2017 In : Micro total analysis systems (CD-ROM digest).

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference article

  2. Digital microfluidic enzyme reactor with integrated low-cost printed microheater

    Sathyanarayanan, G., Haapala, M. J. & Sikanen, T. M. Sep 2017 43rd International Conference on Micro and Nanoengineering. p. 310 1 p.

    Research output: ScientificConference contribution

  3. Thiol-ene micropillar array electrospray ionization platform for zeptomole level bioanalysis

    Lipponen, K., Tähkä, S., Sikanen, T., Jokinen, V., Tatikonda, A., Franssila, S., Kostiainen, R. & Kotiaho, T. 21 Jul 2017 In : Analyst. 142, 14, p. 2552-2557 6 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. Lääkkeiden hyvät tuotantotavat -koulutus, Lääketietokeskus

    Sikanen, T. (Speaker: Presenter)
    2 Feb 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  2. Supervisor of PhD thesis of Iiro Kiiski

    Sikanen, T. (Supervisor)
    Jan 2017 → …

    Activity: ExaminationSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

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Latest prizes

  1. Doctor Philosophiae Ultima 2010

    Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), May 2010

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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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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