INDIVIDRUG seminar series

The Individrug research program organizes a seminar series, where students from the Individrug research groups get to present their research.
Program 2024

All Individrug members are warmly welcome to participate, including doctoral students and post-docs as well as PIs. Registration is not needed.

See information to the speakers and contact info below.


29.2 at 13.15-14.30, Seminar room 1-2 & Zoom

Speaker: Erica Woodahl

Title: Pharmacogenomics with Rural and Indigenous Communities

14.3 at 13.30, Meeting room B201a & Zoom

Speaker: Kreetta Hämäläinen

Title: Non-targeted metabolomics for the identification of plasma metabolites associated with organic anion transporting polypeptide 1B1 function

Speaker: Anssi Mykkänen

Title: Genome-Wide Association Study of Atorvastatin Pharmacokinetics: Associations With SLCO1B1, UGT1A3, and LPP

17.4 at 12:00-16:00, Symposium

"Drug safety during pregnancy and lactation - 30 years of teratology information service in Finland"

Biomedicum, lecture hall 2 (Haartmaninkatu 8, Helsinki, Finland)

16.5 at 13.30, Meeting room B201a & Zoom

Speaker: Jan Brokemper

Title: Enzymatic site-specific radiofluorination of biomolecules

Speaker: Martta Peltoniemi

Title: New radiolabeled albumin-binding tracers for PET imaging of cerebrospinal fluid flow


18.1. at 12.00-13.00 via Zoom

Speaker: Tore B. Stage

Title: Drug transporters and novel biomarkers in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

9.2 at 14.00, Meeting room B201a & Zoom

Speaker: Fredrik Ahlström (Rauhala group)

Title: The Effects of Chronic High-dose Morphine on Microgliosis and the Microglial Transcriptome in Rat Spinal Cords

16.3 at 14.00, Meeting room B201a & Zoom

Speaker: Minna Lehtisalo

Title: Rhabdomyolysis during concomitant ticagrelor and rosuvastatin: A BCRP-mediated drug interaction?

25.5 at 14.00, Seminar room 1-2 & Zoom

Speaker: Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg

Title: Novel approaches to understand the missing heritability in pharmacogenomics

1.6 at 14.00, Meeting room B201a & Zoom

Speaker: Laura Aurinsalo

Title: Index Drug Cocktail of Seven Cytochrome P450 Substrates - The Effects of Clopidogrel and Gemfibrozil on CYP Enzymes Investigated

Speaker: Helinä Kahma

Title: In vitro screening of drug-drug interactions caused by irreversible CYP enzyme inhibition

12.10 at 14.00, Meeting room B201a & Zoom

Speaker: Sinem Karaman

Title: Introduction of Organotypic Vasculature Research Group


Speaker: Yelin Subashi

Title: The Effect of Diabetes on Blood Vessels


Speaker: Madeleine Lackman

Title: Exploring cell type-specific molecular landscapes through transcriptomics approaches


14.12 at 14.00, Meeting room B201a & Zoom

INDIVIDRUG Xmas special

Speaker: Anne Filppula

Title: “PBPK modelling as a tool to predict drug concentrations in humans”

Speaker: Aleksi Tornio

Title: "Pharmacoepidemiological studies on statins”

20.1. at 14.00-15.00 via Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Mohieddin Jafari, University of Helsinki

Title: Network biology: An Article Decorative Element or An Attempt to Meet A Need?

17.2. at 14.00-15.00 via Zoom

Speaker: Marie-Noëlle Paludetto

Title: Hydroxychloroquine is metabolized by CYP2D6, CYP3A4 and CYP2C8, and inhibits CYP2D6 in vitro

Speaker: Minna Lehtisalo

Title: A Comprehensive Pharmacogenomic Study Indicates Roles for SLCO1B1, ABCG2, and SLCO2B1 in Rosuvastatin Pharmacokinetics

17.3. at 14.00-15.00 / Seminar room 8-9 & Zoom

Speaker: Elina Brink

Title: Ketamine for postoperative pain in adults

Speaker: Terhi Lohela

Title: Intravenous S-ketamine reduces the absorption of oral morphine in healthy volunteers

19.5. at 14.00-15.00 / Seminar room 1-2 & Zoom

Speaker: Honey Bokharaie

Title: A hyperbright tag for the real-time in-vivo tracing of low-abundance secreted proteins

Speaker: Ani Korhonen

Title: Transcriptional Determinants of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Progression

21.6. at 12.00-13.00 / Seminar room 8-9 & Zoom

Speaker: Jasleen Sodhi

Title: Atypical Drug Metabolism in Industry

20.10. at 14.30-15.30 / Seminar room B201a/ Zoom

Speaker: Michael Jeltsch


03.11. at 13.00-14.00 / Seminar room B201a/ Zoom

Speaker: Anssi Mykkänen

Title: Genomewide Association Study of Simvastatin Pharmacokinetics

17.11. at 14.30-15.30 / Seminar room B201a/ Zoom

Speaker: Tuomas Lilius

Title: Short introduction to projects in the Lilius group

Speaker: Daniel Persson and Panu Uusalo

Title: Could dexmedetomidine be repurposed as a glymphatic enhancer?

01.12. at 13.30-14.30 / Department of Clinical Pharmacology

Xmas special

09.06. at 16:30-17:30 via Zoom

Speaker: Daniel Reker, Dr. sc. ETH Zurich

Title: Using Data Science Towards Personalized Drug Delivery

21.04. at 12:15-13:00 via Zoom

Speaker: Tuomas Lilius

Title: Neuropharmacology of the glymphatic system

31.03. at 12:15-13:00 via Zoom

Speaker: Wilma Kiander

Title: Effect of rare genetic variants on the functionality of Organic Anion Transporting Polypeptide 1B1

03.03. at 12:15-13:00 via Zoom

Speaker: Charity Nofziger PhD, (PharmGenetix GmbH)

Title: Genotyping CYP2D6 - Why does it have to be so difficult?

Information to the speakers


Students from all the Individrug groups are welcome to present their research.

Presentations are 20 min + 10 min for discussion.

If you’d like to choose a date for your presentation, please contact Petri Mäkelä ( Doctoral students are prioritized when choosing the speakers.

Credits for students:

Doctoral students attending the seminars can get up to 2 ECTS (1 ECTS attending the seminars, 1 ECTS giving a presentation). If you wish to get ECTS from the seminars, please contact:

More information can be found on the course page.