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. Immobilization of proteolytic enzymes on replica-molded thiol-ene micropillar reactors via thiol-gold interaction

    Tähkä, S., Sarfraz, J., Urvas, L., Provenzani, R., Wiedmer, S. K., Peltonen, J., Jokinen, V. & Sikanen, T. M., 21 Mar 2019, In : Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 411, p. 2339–2349

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  2. Rapid analysis of intraperitoneally administered morphine in mouse plasma and brain by microchip electrophoresis-electrochemical detection

    Ollikainen, E., Aitta-aho, T., Koburg, M., Kostiainen, R. & Sikanen, T., Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 9 p., 3311.

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  3. Enzyme Immobilization: Overcoming the Pitfalls of Cytochrome P450 Immobilization through the Use of Fusogenic Liposomes (Adv. Biosys. 1/2019)

    Kiiski, I. M. A., Pihlaja, T. L. M., Urvas, L. M., Witos, J. M., Wiedmer, S. K., Jokinen, V. P. & Sikanen, T. M., 11 Jan 2019

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Latest activities

  1. Lääkeaineiden ympäristöriskin arviointi – Miten lääkealan tutkimus voi tukea ympäristötutkimusta?

    Tiina Sikanen (Speaker)
    12 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. Rin­nak­kain - Lääk­keet, ter­veys ja ym­pä­ris­tö

    Tiina Sikanen (Member of organizing committee)
    12 Dec 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Proceedings of MicroTAS (Journal)

    Tiina Sikanen (Programme Committee Member)
    11 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

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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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Title of docent (pharmaceutical chemistry)

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