We work on controlled drug release and delivery using modern methods and materials. We are studying bio- and nanomaterials such as liposomes and cellulose nanofibers, the use of new tools to track drug molecules and carriers, and tailored materials for pharmaceutical applications. We are particularly interested in using light to both monitor nanomaterial behaviour and to trigger e.g. drug release processes. We work in close collaboration with the Supramolecular chemistry of bio- and nanomaterials group at Tampere University, as well as research groups in University of Eastern Finland and Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.