Tatu Lajunen 
Senior researcher

University of Eastern Finland and University Helsinki

Research line: Nano

Role in project: Nanosized drug delivery systems

I work in drug delivery to challenging target sites, for example posterior segment of the eye, tumors and central nervous system. The current focus of my research is the utilization of nanoparticle drug delivery systems for targeted treatment of diseases. Biomacromolecules are emerging as the most important source of new therapeutic compounds and their delivery to the target sites pose interesting challenges. With the help of my international network of collaborators, our work continues to progress the field towards better medications.