Vice-Dean Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma
Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma is a professor of medicinal chemistry. His research training is from the USA (The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge). Jari’s research group focuses on the discovery of new antimicrobial agents against protozoan parasites, biofilms and pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria. Medicinal chemistry of marine and forest-based natural products is closely linked to this research. In addition, Jari’s research group studies inhibition of protein kinases (PKC, PKB, Pim) and has recently embarked on chemical induction of cellular reprogramming and differentiation.
Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma is in charge of research affairs and the development of doctoral education at the Faculty of Pharmacy. Jari substitutes the Dean when he is not available.