Grants awarded

The Blood Service Research Fund grants 2022

Independent docent-level researchers:

Yliperttula Marjo: Nanofibrilloitu selluloosa verituotteiden kantajana syvän haavan hoidossa. 80 000 €

Li Wei: Adoptive transfer of macrophages with high drug-carrying capacity for autoimmune disease therapy. 80 000 € 

Klefström Juha: Developing immunogenic cell death assay platform for next generation combinatorial immunotherapies. 80 000 €

Hemminki Akseli: Boosting NK cell therapy anti-tumour efficacy for treatment of immunosuppressive solid tumours with an engineered oncolytic adenovirus coding for a human vIL-2 cytokine. 80 000 €

Kekäläinen Eliisa: Unraveling the root cause for failed B cell immune reconstitution after stem cell transplantation. 80 000 €

Ojala Päivi ja Leppä Sirpa: Dual tumor and microenvironment targeting by Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cells. 30 000 €

Post‐doc researchers:

Hanzlíková Martina: Cell-based measuring platforms for real-time monitoring of blood-derived extracellular vesicles cell uptake kinetics. 30 000 € 

Doctoral researchers:

Lee Moon Hee: Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes in Renal Cell Carcinoma patients. 10 000 € 

Puutio Johanna: Fractionation and characterization of small extracellular vesicle subpopulations from human platelets. 20 000 €

Maldonado Rocio: CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering to generate a metabolic safety mechanism for cell-based therapies. 10 000 € 

The Blood Service Research Fund grants 2021

Independent docent-level researchers:

Greco Dario: Development of an integrated platform to generate personalized immunotherapies. 100 000 €

Helanterä Ilkka: Improving kidney transplant outcomes – a multidisciplinary approach with epidemiological, molecular, economical, and tissue histocompatibility aspects. 75 000 €

Ojala Päivi ja Leppä Sirpa: Towards efficient and safe Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T‐cell therapy for haematological and solid cancers. 80 000 €

Cerullo Vincenzo: The efficacy of immunotherapy testing in HLA‐matched immune‐ organoids. 75 000 €

Siljander Pia: Tunability and therapeutic potential of platelet‐derived extracellular vesicles. 55 000 €

Post‐doc researchers:

Parkkila Petteri: Apolipoproteiini E:n geenimuotojen vaikutukset veriperäisten vesikkelien toimintaan. 35 000 € (yksivuotinen)

Zehua Liu: Transplantation of genetically edited peripheral blood monocytes for attenuating myocardial reperfusion injury. 35 000 €

Doctoral researchers:

Harju Venla: Solunulkoiset kalvorakkulat mahdollisena hoitomenetelmänä iskeemiseen aivohalvaukseen. 20 000 €

Koivunotko Elle: Freeze‐dried Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in Nanofibrillated Cellulose  (NFC) Hydrogel for Wound Care. 20 000 €