- Patrick Almeida (Ph.D. Pharm.)

PhD thesis: ''Multifunctional porous silicon based nano-composites for cancer targeting and drug delivery'' (1.2013–4.2018)

Project supported by European Research Council and Finnish Culture Foundation

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Jukka Saarinen (Ph.D. Pharm.)

PhD thesis: ''Non-linear label-free optical imaging of cells, nanocrystal cellular uptake and solid-state analysis in pharmaceutics'' (9.2014–3.2018)

Project supported by University of Helsinki Research Funds

Co-supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Mónica Ferreira (Ph.D. Pharm.):

PhD thesis: "Multifunctional nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery and imaging for ischemic myocardial injury" (1.2014–12.2017)

Project supported by TEKES and Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DRDP), Faculty of Pharmacy

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Tomás Ramos (Ph.D. Biomd. Sci.):

PhD thesis: "Theranostic Nanocomposites for Cancer Immunotherapy(11.2015-6.2017)

Project supported by FCT

Co-supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Bárbara Herranz-Blanco (Ph.D. Pharm.):

PhD thesis: "Multi-approach design and fabrication of hybrid composites for drug delivery and cancer therapy" (9.2012–6.2016)

Project supported by European Research Council (ERC)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Francisca Araújo (Ph.D. Biomd. Sci.):

PhD thesis: "Glucagon-like peptide-1 and glucagon-like peptide-1 analogs nanotechnology-based systems for prevention and therapy of diabetes(3.2014-3.2017)

Project supported by FCT

Co-supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Neha Shrestha (Ph.D. Pharm.):

PhD thesis: "Mesoporous silicon systems for oral protein/peptide-based diabetes mellitus therapy" (2.2013-4.2016)

Project supported by Academy of Finland

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Chang-Fang Wang (Ph.D. Pharm.):

PhD thesis: "Chemical surface modification of porous silicon nanoparticles for cancer therapy" (9.2012–3.2015)

Project supported by European Research Council (ERC)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi (Ph.D. Pharm.):

PhD thesis: "Effect of surface chemistry on the immune responses and cellular interactions of porous silicon nanoparticles" (7.2012–2.2015)

Project supported by European Research Council (ERC)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

Ermei Mäkilä (M.Sc. Phys.):

"Preparation and characterization of porous silicon nanoparticles for biomedical applications" (9.2012–12.2014)

Project supported by European Research Council (ERC)

Co-supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Dongfei Liu (Ph.D. Pharm.):

PhD thesis: "Porous silicon-based multicomposites for controlled drug delivery" (11.2011–8.2014)

Project supported by Academy of Finland

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Päivi Kinnari (Ph.D. student in Pharmacy):

"Biofunctionalization of porous silicon nanoparticles for brain cancer therapy" (2010–2013)

Project was supported by the National Graduate School in Nanoscience

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Luis Bimbo (Ph.D. student in Pharmacy):

PhD thesis: "Biocompatibility and biofunctionalization of mesoporous silicon particles" (2.2009–2.2012)

Project was supported by the University of Helsinki Research Funds

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Tarja Limnell (PhD Pharm.):

PhD thesis: "Mesoporous silica- and silicon-based materials as carriers for poorly water soluble drugs"

(2007–2011)

Project was supported by the Academy of Finland

Co-supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Maria Tahvanainen (PhD student in Pharmacy):

"Towards enhanced bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs utilizing porous silicon" (2008–2012)

Project was supported by Boehringer Ingelheim

Co-supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

- Habib Baghirov (Med. Technol.):

University College Cork, Ireland (28.10-28.11.2017)

Project supported by external funds

 

- Sanjeev Ranjan (Chem. Eng.):

"In vivo imaging of porous silicon nanovectors for directed theranostics" (1.12016-12.31.2016)

Project supported by European Research Council (ERC)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Hongbo Zhang (Ph.D. Pharm.):

"Biomimetic immune cell membrane encapsulated mesoporous silicon vector for targeted and personalized cancer therapy" (5.2012-8.2016)

Project supported by Jane and Aatos Erkon foundation

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Bárbara Herranz-Blanco (Ph.D. Pharm.):

"Multi-approach design and fabrication of hybrid composites for drug delivery and cancer therapy" (6.2016)

Project supported by European Research Council (ERC)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Neha Shrestha (Ph.D. Pharm.):

"Mesoporous silicon systems for oral protein/peptide-based diabetes mellitus therapy" (4.2016)

Project supported by Academy of Finland

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi (Ph.D. Pharm.):

"Effect of surface chemistry on the immune responses and cellular interactions of porous silicon nanoparticles" (7.2012–3.2016)

Project supported by European Research Council (ERC)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Usama Abo-Ramadan (Ph.D. Phys.), 1.7.–30.7.2015

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Chang-Fang Wang (PhD Pharm.):

"Targeted drug delivery" (15.9.2013–30.6.2015)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Dr. Sabiruddin Mirza (Ph.D. Pharm.):

"Multistage-multifunctional porous silicon nanovectors for directed theranostics" (1.1.2013–31.8.2013)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Dr. Anne Soikkeli (Ph.D. Pharm.):

"Novel porous silica-based materials for biomedical applications" (4.2012–4.2013)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

 

- Dr. Luis Bimbo (Ph.D. Pharm.):

"Liposome encapsulation of porous silicon nanoparticles" (2.2012–9.2012)

Supervisor: Dr. Hélder A. Santos

- Hanna Lindstedt (Undergraduate student in Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland), June-August 2018

- Mat­tia Tiboni (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Urbino, Italy), February-July 2018

- ​​​​Silvia Valentino (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), January-April 2018

- ​​​​Rita Machado (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal), January-April 2018

- ​​​​Rebecca Valenti (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), November 2017-January 2018

- Maria Heilala (Summer worker and undegraduate student in Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland), May-August 2017.

- Roberto D'Auria (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Urbino "Carlo Bo", Italy), February-August 2017.

- ​​​​​​​Silvia Albertini (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), February-July 2017

- ​​​​​​​Federica Calandra (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, Università Degli Studi 'G. D'annunzio' Di Chieti, Italy), January–June 2017

- ​​​​​​​Cláudio Ferro (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), February–April 2017

- Gonçalo Marques (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), February–April 2017

- Júlia Martínez (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain), September–December 2016

- Daniela A. Muftieva (Exchange Student in Physics, Moscow State University, Russia), September–December 2016

- Andrea Poillucci (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, D'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy), January–July 2016

- Eloy Nadal, Research assistant, April–June 2016

- Manuel Negrão (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal), January–May 2016

- Garmiyan Amiri (Bachelor student, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland), November 2015–April 2016

- Giulia Capasso (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), September 2015–January 2016

- Cristina Bernuz (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Spain), September–December 2015

- Anita Ncube (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, UK), September–December 2015

- Sofia Ferrand (Undergraduate), visiting student, University of Coimbra, Portugal, August–September 2015

- Eloy Nadal (Undergraduate), Research assistant, February–July 2015

- Nikolina Dakic (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Zagreb, Croatia), January–June 2015

- Federica Pavesi (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), January–May 2015

- Avelino Ferreira (Undergraduate student in Bioeng., School of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal), August–September 2014

- Sérgio Almeida (Research Assistant, B.Sc. in Genetics and Biotechnology, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal), January–June 2014

- Eloy Ginestar (External Erasmus exchange student, Universidad Politécnica de Valenci, Spain), January–May 2014

- Jukka Saarinen (M.Sc. student in Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland), September 2013–May 2014 (co-supervision with Prof. Clare Strachan)

- Tomás Ramos (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal), January–April 2014

- Ricardo Rosa (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal), January–April 2014

- Michela Cola (Erasmus Placement exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), November–March 2014

- Flavia Fontana (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), August 2013–January 2014

- Emilia Larsson (Nordplus exchange student in Pharmacy, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden), August–December 2013 (co-supervision with Senior Lecturer Atso Raasmaja and Prof. Jouni Hirvonen)

- Robert Lang (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit, Germany), Agust–December 2013

- Mátyás Pétervári (Visiting student in Pharmacy, University of Debrecen, Hungary), August–November 2013

- Erkan Sözeri (Visiting student in Pharmacy, University of Münster, Germany), May–October 2013 (co-supervision with Prof. Clare Strachan)

- Jenni Pessi (M.Sc. student in Pharmacy, Division of Pharmaceutical Technology), Autmun 2012–Spring 2013

- Luke Spooner (Summer student, University of Toronto, Canada), Summer 2013

- Michela Cola (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), Spring term 2013

- Sérgio Almeida (Visiting exchange student in Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal), Spring term 2013.

- Heleen Vande Capelle (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, Ghent University, Belgium), Spring term 2013.

- Giulia Anselmi (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), Autumn 2012-Winter terms 2013.

- Seema Kanber (Laboratory Technician Trainee, Heltech Helsinki City College of Technology, Helsinki, Finland), Autumn–Winter terms 2012.

- Gerson Schiler (Erasmus exchange student, University of Greifswald, Germany), Autumn 2012.

- Barbara Herranz Blanco (Research assistant, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Spring and Summer terms 2012.

- Marianne Kurttila (Laboratory Technician Trainee, Heltech Helsinki City College of Technology, Helsinki, Finland), Spring term 2012.

- Francesca Villanova (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), Autumn 2011–Spring terms 2012.

- Iira Mustonen (Vocational school trainee - laboratory technician trainee, Savo Vocational College - Savon ammatti- ja aikuisopisto, Kuopio, Finland), Autumn term 2011.

- Katharina Strommer (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany), Spring term 2011.

- Kristýna Jelínková (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University Brno, Czech Republic), Spring term 2011.

- Päivi Kinnari (MSc student in Pharmacy, University Helsinki, Finland), Autumn 2010–Spring term 2011.

- Diogo Neves (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal), Spring term 2010.

- Michela Mori (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), Autmun 2008–Spring terms 2009.

- Thomas Lautenschlager (MSc student in Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland), Spring 2007–Autumn terms 2008.

- Cecilia Pizaro (Erasmus exchange student in Pharmacy, University of Chile, Chile), Autumn term 2007.

- Klaara Kanisto (Senior secondary student, Finland), Summer 2005.

- Ser­ena Ber­toni (PhD student in Pharmacy), Visiting PhD student from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna (Italy), 7.2018–8.2018

- Sara Gomes (PhD student in Pharmacy), Visiting PhD student from BiotechHealth, University of Porto (Portugal), 9.2017–3.2018

- Ser­ena Ber­toni (PhD student in Pharmacy), Visiting PhD student from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna (Italy), 7.2017–12.2017

- Nayab Tahir (PhD student in Pharmacy), Visiting PhD student from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bahawalpur (Pakistan), 11.2016–8.2017

- Vilma Petrikaité (PhD. Pharm.), Visiting Researcher Scholar from Department of Drug chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Lithuania), 4.2017–6.2017

- Nattha Kerdsakundee (PhD student in Pharmacy), Visiting PhD student from the Department of Pharmacy, Prince of Songkla University (Thailand), 9.2016–3.2017

- Hanif Ullah (PhD student in Pharmacy), Visiting PhD student from the Department of Pharmacy, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (Pakistan), 11.2015–8.2016

- Agne Vegyte (PhD student in Biotechnology, Visiting PhD student, Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University, Lithuania), 1.2016–4.2016

- Marlene Lopes (PhD student in Pharmacy, Visiting PhD student, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal), 3.2015–9.2015

- Yuri Shatalin (Ph.D. Biol.), Visiting post-doc from Pushchino State University, Russia, 1.1–30.4.2015

- Chigusa Okano (Visiting PhD student in Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Japan), 1.12.2014–27.2.2015

- Remigijus Vasiliauskas (Ph.D. Phys.), Visiting Scholar from the Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 1.9.2014–6.2.2015

- Monica Terracciano (Visiting PhD student from the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems Unit of Naples - National Research Council, Italy), 15.9.2014–31.1.2015

- Francisca Araújo (Visiting PhD student from the INEB/ICBAS, Portugal), 7.9.2013–31.3.2015

- Michela Mori (Visiting PhD student in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy), 7–18.10.2013