The doctoral dissertation of PhD Tarja Limnell (M.Sc. Health Biosciences) took place at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland, on 15.10.2011.

The thesis entitle "Mesoporous Silica- and Silicon-Based Materials as Carriers for Poorly Water Soluble Drugs" is the first thesis in Finland on this subject. I am proud to have been co-supervisor of Tarja's thesis!

The Opponent of Tarja's thesis was Prof. Carla Caramella from University of Pavia (Italy), and the Custos was Prof. Jouni Hirvonen, Division of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Helsinki.

Final grade: Accepted