Need help? Looking for a supervisor? From this page, you'll find the contact information for the administrative personnel the doctoral programme, as well as information on the board of the programme and the supervisors of the programme.

The doctoral programme officer (former "coordinator")

  • Contact person of the programme
  • Administration and communication
  • Planning the programme curriculum and other activities in collaboration with the board

You can make an appointment with the planning officer through elomake.

Doctoral programme officer
Dr. Liisa Uotila
Viikki Biocenter 3, (Viikinkaari 1), room 2801
Tel: +358-2941 24848
Mobile: +358-50-3789272

Associate Professor (Tenure track) Hélder A. Santos, Director (Faculty of Pharmacy)
Professor Janne Backman (Faculty of Medicine)
Academy Research Fellow Mikko Airavaara (Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki)
Researcher Heidi Kidron (Faculty of Pharmacy)
Academy Research Fellow Päivi Tammela (Faculty of Pharmacy)
Tenure track Professor Clare Strachan (Faculty of Pharmacy)
University lecturer Erik Wallén (Faculty of Pharmacy)
Doctoral candidate representative Jernej Stukelj
Doctoral candidate representative João Pedro Martins


Supervisors in the DPDR work in the area of drug research and toxicological research. They are usually professors and principal investigators at the University of Helsinki. An extensive list of DPDR supervisors can be found from the University of Helsinki research database TUHAT. However, researchers at other research institutes may co-supervise a DPDR doctoral candiate.