Myönnetyt apurahat

Veripalvelun tutkimusrahaston apurahat 2023

Itsenäiset, dosenttitason tutkijat:

Fric Jan: A. Cell to cell interactions in immunomodulatory leukemic niche; B. Enhanced CAR NK cells for lymphoma and neuroblastoma. 30 000 €

Koskinen Miika: Modeling and predicting blood product demand in HUS Helsinki University Hospital (HUS-RBC). 90 000 €

Ojala Päivi ja Leppä Sirpa: Multi-target Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T cells for improved efficacy and safety. 40 000 €

Rodosthenous Rodos: Understanding the functional consequences of Finnish-enriched genetic variant RNF43 rs199598395 in anemia and other iron deficiencies. 70 000 €

Sarparanta Mirkka: Leveraging bioorthogonal chemistry for the imaging of CAR T cells with positron emission tomography (PET). 40 000 €

Wang Shiqi: Nanogel backpacks to enhance cytotoxic T lymphocyte-mediate killing of tumor cells. 79 750 €

Post‐doc tutkijat:

Peltonen Karita: Tumor-specific T-cell repertoire among TILs and their phenotypic and functional features. 49 000 €

Susila Sanna: In vitro hemostatic properties of whole blood. 20 000 €

Vuola Jyrki: Cell therapy on burn patients. 40 000 €


Karregat Jan: Evaluation of iron supplementation as a blood service policy: a quantitative and qualitative approach. 20 000 €

Marttila Heli: Chromatographic purification of platelet-derived extracellular vesicles – from side streams towards high quality products. 20 000 €

Veripalvelun tutkimusrahaston apurahat 2022

Itsenäiset, dosenttitason tutkijat:

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 tutkijat:

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


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 € 

Veripalvelun tutkimusrahaston apurahat 2021

Itsenäiset, dosenttitason tutkijat:

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 tutkijat:

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 €


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 €