Overview

Research areas

Description of research and teaching

Key research interests

In vitro drug discovery and testing tools using stem cells and biomaterials

Cell-biomaterials interaction

Stem cell differentiation

Teaching

Cell-biomaterials interactions, pharmaceutical and medical applications

In vitro drug permeability

Curriculum vitae

Short curriculum vitae

Education

BSc in Pharmacy, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China, 1996

PhD in Molecular Endocrinology, University of Tampere, Finland, 2005

Academic posts

Pharmacist, Institute for Drug Control, Xi'An, China, 1996-1999

Researcher, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, 1999-2006

Senior researcher, REGEA Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Tampere, Finland, 2006-2007

Research scientist, A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore, 2007-2009

Principal investigator, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 2009-

 

Latest publications

  1. The Use of Nanofibrillar Cellulose Hydrogel As a Flexible Three-Dimensional Model to Culture Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

    Lou, Y-R., Kanninen, L., Kuisma, T., Niklander, J., Noon, L. A., Burks, D., Urtti, A. & Yliperttula, M. 15.02.2014 In : Stem Cells and Development. 23, 4, p. 380-392 13 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Gene Expression Profiles in Human and Mouse Primary Cells Provide New Insights into the Differential Actions of Vitamin D-3 Metabolites

    Tuohimaa, P., Wang, J-H., Khan, S., Kuuslahti, M., Qian, K., Manninen, T., Auvinen, P., Vihinen, M. & Lou, Y-R. 08.10.2013 In : PLoS One. 8, 10, 14 p.e75338

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Nanofibrillar cellulose hydrogel promotes three-dimensional liver cell culture

    Bhattacharya, M., Malinen, M. M., Lauren, P., Lou, Y-R., Kuisma, S. W., Kanninen, L., Lille, M., Corlu, A., GuGuen-Guillouzo, C., Ikkala, O., Laukkanen, A., Urtti, A. & Yliperttula, M. 28.12.2012 In : Journal of Controlled Release. 164, 3, p. 291-298 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Master's thesis supervision

    Yan-Ru Lou (Supervisor), 02.201307.2013

    Activity: Thesis supervision, mentoring and examinationSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

  2. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

    Yan-Ru Lou (Reviewer), 03.2013

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

  3. Nutrition & Metabolism

    Yan-Ru Lou (Reviewer), 03.2013

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

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