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Doctoral Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

About Department of Chemistry:

Doctoral Programme for Chemistry and Molecular Research


Chemistry experts have a key role in resolving global problems. The chemistry and molecular research doctoral programme is focused on basic studies in experimental, theoretical and computational chemistry, from small molecules to macromolecules, with research themes involving synthesis, isolation techniques, characterization, analytical methods and spectroscopy. The programme provides high quality doctoral education, which prepares for careers in research, expert services and other related tasks, in both academic and business contexts.

In addition to providing coordinated studies in the existing courses in chemistry, physics and pharmacy, the involved research groups organize advanced courses in their respective areas. The programme also includes researcher meetings 1-2 times a year, with presentations from reputable visiting lecturers to stimulate motivation and collaboration in studies and working with the scientific community.

The programme is organized with collaboration between Deparment of Chemistry, Department of Physics, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Department of Biosciences at the University of Helsinki.

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY: Ilkka Kilpeläinen, Sirkka-Liisa Maunu, Tapio Kotiaho, Leonid Khryashchev, Anu Airaksinen, Juho Helaja, Michael Patzschke, Olli Lehtonen, Dage Sundholm, Susanne Wiedmer, Paula Vanninen, Kristiina Wähälä, Marja-Liisa Riekkola, Mikko Oivanen, Timo Repo, Markku Leskelä, Andriy Grafov, Lauri Halonen, Markku Räsänen, Theo Kurtén, Raimo Timonen, Jussi Sipilä, Sami Hietala, Heikki Tenhu, Vladimir Aseyev, Marja Siitari-Kauppi, Risto Harjula, Jukka Lehto.


FACULTY OF PHARMACY: Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, Erik Wallén, Henri Xhaard, Tiina Sikanen, Tiina Kauppila, Risto Kostiainen.