Members

Group Leader

Laura Elo, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor in Biomathematics

Research Director in Bioinformatics
E-mail: laura.elo[at]btk.fi or laura.elo[at]utu.fi

Coordinator

Mirkka Ruotsalainen, M.Sc.

Research Coordinator
E-mail: mirkka.ruotsalainen[at]utu.fi

Postdoctoral Reseachers

Juhani Aakko, M.Sc.

E-mail: jaaakk[at]utu.fi

Riku Klen, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor in Mathematics

Work interests:

-mathematical modelling, machine learning, data analysis
-R, Matlab, Mathematica, Python

Email: riku.klen[at]utu.fi

Asta Laiho, Ph.D., Service Manager

Work interests:

– High-throughput data analysis and related softwares, developing data analysis services for customers
– R

Email: asta.laiho[at]btk.fi, Publication link

Aidan McGlinchey, M.Sc.

Work interests:

R, stem cell biology, cancer biology, regenerative medicine, gene expression analysis, genomics, genome assembly, cluster computing, big data

Email:aidmcg[at]utu.fi

Johanna Mäkelä, Ph.D.

On leave

Kalle Rytkönen, Ph.D., Marie Curie Fellow

Work interests:

– Reproductive biology, endometrium, hypoxia, aryl hydrocarbon receptor
– Functional genomics, transcriptional regulation, histone modifications

Email: katury[at]utu.fi

Mikko Venäläinen, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– Computational modelling, machine learning, data analysis
– Matlab, C++, R, Python, Fortran

Email: mikko.venalainen[at]utu.fi

PhD Students

Nigatu Ayele Adossa, M.Sc.

Email: niayad (at) utu.fi

Deepankar Chakroborty, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– Gene expression data analysis, machine learning, systems biology
– Python, Perl and R

E-mail: deepankar.chakroborty[at]utu.fi

 

Thomas Faux, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq data analysis and  related software, T-cell differentiation
– R, python, C++

Email: thomas.faux[at]utu.fi

Ye Hong, M. Sc.

Work interests:

– Differential expression analysis of biological data, neuroproteomics
– R and Python

Email: yehon [at] utu.fi

Maria Jaakkola, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– Mathematical modeling and pathway analysis
– R and simulation

Teemu Daniel Laajala, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– Machine learning methods, similarity and distance measures, discrete optimization, applying mathematical modeling to cancer
– R

E-mail: teelaa with the suffix utu.fi

Mehrad Mahmoudian, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– Gene expression data analysis, mathematical modeling and machine learning, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, system and network administration
– R, Python, PHP, bash, batch, SQL and Perl

Email: mehmah [at] utu [dot] fi

Arfa Mehmood, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– NGS data analysis, differential splicing analysis, pathway analysis, machine learning methods
– Python and R

Email: arfa.mehmood [at] utu.fi

Sami Pietilä, M.Sc.

Work interests:

Software design,Python, R, C, Machine learning, GPU calculation, NGS/Proteomics data analysis

E-mail: sami.pietila[at]utu.fi

Fatemehsadat Seyednasrollah, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– Analysis of next generation sequencing data
– Java, Python and R

E-mail: fseyedna[at]btk.fi, Publication link

Veronika Suni, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– Development of high-throughput proteomics data analysis methods and tools
– Protein phosphorylation, cancer signalling, spectral libraries

Email: vsuni[at]btk.fi

Tomi Suomi, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– Algorithms and data structures
– Scientific computing, software engineering

E-mail: tomi.suomi[at]btk.fi, tomi.suomi[at]utu.fi

Tommi Välikangas, M.Sc.

Work interests:

– Proteomics data analysis, machine learning, computational modeling, computational systems biology, gene regulatory networks, computational drug design
– R, Python, Fortran

E-mail: tsvali[at]utu.fi

Project Researchers

Esko Pakarinen, B.Sc.

E-mail: ehjpak[at]utu.fi

Johannes Smolander M.Sc. (Tech.)

Work interests:

– Biological data analysis, machine learning
– Statistics

E-mail: johannes.smolander[at]utu.fi

Undergraduate Students

Ilona Lehtinen, B.Sc.

E-mail: ilkleht[at]utu.fi

Niklas Paulin, B. Sc.

E-mail: niklas.paulin[at]utu.fi

Xu Qiao, B. Eng.

E-mail: xu.qiao[at]utu.fi

Sohrab Saraei, B.Sc.

Work interests:

– Machine learning, Data analysis, Proteomics
– Python, R, C#

Email: sohrab.saraei[at]utu.fi

Ning Wang, B.Eng.

E-mail: ning.wang[at]utu.fi

Former group members

Please see Alumni