Matias Knuuttila, PhD, Project Manager

Before joining the Aurexel team, Dr. Matias Knuuttila held a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Turku Center for Biotechnology, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi. He received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Turku in 2017. His doctoral work focused on intratumoral androgen biosynthesis in prostate cancer using preclinical xenograft models and clinical specimens.Dr. Knuuttila received his Master’s degree in Drug Development from the University of Turku in 2011.

Over 10 years of experience in academic research

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku & Åbo Akademi (2018-2019)
  • Researcher / Doctoral Candidate at Department of Physiology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku (2011-2018)
  • Research Assistant at VTT Medical Biotechnology, Turku (2008-2011)

Areas of expertise:

  • in vitroand in vivomodels in cancer research and drug development
  • translational cancer research using patient-derived specimens and clinical data
  • steroid analyses (LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, immunoassays)
  • gene expression analyses (RNA sequencing, RT-qPCR assays)
  • imaging technologies (optical in vivoimaging, live-cell imaging, FLIM-FRET)