Riina-Minna Väänänen, PhD
Project Manager

Dr. Riina-Minna Väänänen held a position as a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Turku (Finland), before joining the Aurexel team. She received her PhD in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics from the University of Turku in 2014. Her doctoral work examined novel markers of prostate cancer diagnostics in collaboration with Turku University Hospital (Finland), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, USA), and Skåne University Hospital (Sweden), with an emphasis on the association between the mRNA level expression of the candidate genes and tissue histology. Dr. Väänänen received her Master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics in 2007 from the University of Turku. Over 10 years of experience in academic research at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Turku (Senior Research Fellow 2014-2015, Project Researcher 2007-2014, Research Assistant 2004-2007)

Areas of expertise include:
– gene expression research
– development and optimization of quantitative RT-PCR assays
– medical and scientific writing

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