Sirpa Jalkanen

Academician, Professor, MD
b. 1954

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Orion Corporation since 23 March 2009
  • Chairman of the R&D Committee

Career

2014–2018 Academy professor
2010–2013 Vice Dean, University of Turku
2008–2013 Director of a Centre of Excellence of the Finnish Academy
2006– Research professor, National Institute for Health and Welfare, THL
2001– Professor of Immunology, University of Turku
2000–2005 Director of a Centre of Excellence of the Finnish Academy
1996–2006 Academy professor
1996–2018 Director, Receptor Programme, University of Turku
1986–1996 Researcher, University of Turku, Academy of Finland, THL
1983–1986 Researcher, Stanford University, USA

Sirpa Jalkanen was granted the Finnish honorary title of Academician on 4 September 2015.

Current key positions of trust

Chairman of the Board of Directors: Cancer Foundation Finland 2017–, Emil Aaltonen Foundation 2018–
Member of the Board of Directors: Orion Corporation 2009–, Emil Aaltonen Foundation 2000–
Member of the committee of medical experts of Sigrid Juselius Foundation 2001–, vice chairman 2017–
Member of scientific committee of Cancer Institute 2002–
Member of the Research and Innovation Council of the Finnish Government 2016–
Council member of the Finnish Foundations 2019–

Former key positions of trust

Chairman of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters 2010–2012
Tampere University of Technology, member and vice chairman of the Board of Directors 2010–2018

Sirpa Jalkanen has published about 300 scientific articles on mechanisms of inflammatory diseases and spreading of cancer. Several related patents granted and pending.