Ongoing Research Projects

Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence on Body on Chip Research
Academy of Finland, 2018-2025

Simulation of local calcium dynamics in human single cell astrocytes and neuron-astrocyte networks
Post-doctoral project of PhD Kerstin Lenk, Academy of Finland, 2018 – 2021

Computer Modelling and Simulations as tools for Translational Cardiac Research
Post-doctoral project of PhD Jussi Koivumäki, Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Pirkanmaa Regional Fund, 2018-2020

Increased excitability in atrial fibrillation – diastolic membrane potential as therapeutic target
Post-doctoral project of PhD Jussi Koivumäki, Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research and Paavo Nurmi Foundation, 2018-2019

A Novel Multiphysical Micro Computed Tomography Method for 3D Imaging of Biological Samples
Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, 2017 – 2019

CardSiPop – Stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes in silico populations for drug safety assessment
Academy Post-doctoral project of PhD Michelangelo Paci, Academy of Finland 2017 – 2020

Methods to assess epithelial functions: from multi-physical sensing to computational modelling
Academy of Finland, 2016 – 2020

Biological Neuronal Communications and Computing with ICT
Project of senior researcher PhD Jarno Tanskanen, Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, 2016 – 2019

Intelligent Human Spare Parts II
mainly financed by Tekes and Pirkanmaa Regional Funds, 2015 – 2019

Disease and drug simulation platform based on in silico models of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes
Post-doctoral project of PhD Michelangelo Paci, Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2014 – 2017 and 2020 – 2021

Past projects

Nordic-Baltic VPHi Workshop
Tampere, Finland, 10th-12th June 2018

EMBEC & NBC 2017 – Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC)
Tampere, Finland, 11th-15th June 2017

Characterization of the Electrophysiological Properties of Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelia and Development of in Vitro Ophthalmic Test Environment
Post-doctoral project of PhD Soile Nymark, Academy of Finland, 2012 – 2015

Biomimiking the Brain – Towards 3D Neuronal Network Dynamics (3DNeuroN)
EU FET Open project, 2012 – 2014

Modelling and assessment of epithelial functions – towards validation of tissue engineering products and personalized therapies
Academy of Finland, 2011 – 2015

Active Biomaterials for Retinal Prosthesis
PI Prof Minna Kellomäki, Academy of Finland, 2011 – 2014