Sirpa Jalkanen#


Sirpa Jalkanen
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Email:sirjal 'at' utu.fi
Membership Number:3628
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:sjalkanen
Homepage: http://www.biocity.turku.fi/research-programs/receptor-program


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 - present Research Professor of the National Institute of Health and Welfare
  • 2001 - present Professor of Immunology, Turku University
  • 2008 - 2012 Vice Chair (2008-2010) and Chair (2010-2012) of the Finnish Academy of Science
  • 1996 - 2006 Research Professor of the Finnish Academy
  • 1997 - 2001 Chair of the Department of Immunology, University of Helsinki (on leave of absence from Academy Professorship)
  • 1994 - 1996 Senior Investigator of the National Public Health Institute
  • 1991 - 1994 Senior Investigator of the Finnish Academy
  • 1989 - 1991 Junior Investigator of the Finnish Academy
  • 1986 - 1989 Head of Laboratory Department of Medical Microbiology
  • 1983 - 1986 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Inflammation
  • Lymphocytes
  • Somatic mutations
  • Adhesion molecules
  • Lymphocyte trafficking
  • Extravasation of lymphocytes
  • Transcellular migration
  • Endothelial cells
  • Lymphendothelial cells

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 Datta Medal (for outstanding achievements in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, given by Federation of the European Biochemical Society (FEBS))
  • 2009 Klossner Medal
  • 2008 Äyräpää Prize (the major prize in medicine in Finland)
  • 2007 Tillandz Prize
  • 2006 Tillandz Prize
  • 2005 Anders Jahre Prize (the major prize in medicine in Scandinavia)
  • 2004 Elias Lönnrot Medal (for achievements in science, teaching and development of biotechnology)
  • 2002 Elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • 2000 Elected member of EMBO
  • 1998 Elected member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
  • 1997 Maud Kuistila Prize (for excellent work as supervisor of young scientists)
  • 1994 The Reumalecture of the year (the Finnish Society for Rheumatology)
  • 1991 Medix Award (for the year´s best publication in Finland)
  • 1990 Eli Lilly Gastroenterology Award
  • 1987 Duodecim Society (young scientist award)

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