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Grants awarded

The Blood Service Research Fund grants for 2021 were awarded to the following projects.

​Doctoral researchers:

Harju VenlaSolunulkoiset kalvorakkulat mahdollisena hoitomenetelmänä iskeemiseen aivohalvaukseen. 20 000 € 

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

Post‐doc researchers:

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

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

Independent docent-level researchers:

Greco DarioDevelopment of an integrated platform to generate personalized immunotherapies. 100 000 € 

Helanterä IlkkaImproving 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 VincenzoThe efficacy of immunotherapy testing in HLA‐matched immune‐ organoids. 75 000 € 

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