Academic disciplines and person in charge

We have six academic disciplines at School of Pharmacy:



Person in charge:

Professor Paavo Honkakoski
tel. +358 (0)40 355 2490

"The studies and research in the discipline of Biopharmacy are focused on how the molecular properties, formulations and administration routes of drugs contribute to the efficacy and safety of drug therapy, and which anatomical, physiological and cell biological factors contribute to successful drug delivery."



Person in charge:

Professor Jarkko Rautio
tel. +358 (0)40 353 2791

The studies and research in the discipline of Pharmaceutical Chemistry are focused on chemistry of drugs and small molecular weight metabolites utilizing molecular modelling, medicinal chemistry, biotechnology and state of the art analytical chemistry and metabolomics tools and instrumentation.



Person in charge:

Associate Professor Ossi Korhonen
tel. +358 (0)40 355 2458

"Pharmaceutical technology focuses on the solutions for the production of safe and effecient medicines. The studies and research are based on physical pharmacy and the versatile know-how of formulative and production methodologies."




Person in charge:

University Lecturer Kirsti Laitinen
tel. +358 (0)40 355 2433


"Pharmacology is a discipline studying interactions between drugs and the human body; this informations is used to treat or prevent diseases."

Person in charge:

Associate Professor
Jaana Rysä
tel. +358 (0)50 3164105

"Toxicology is a discipline studying mechanisms of toxic effects in the human body, toxicity testing of new chemicals and chemical risk assessment."

Social pharmacy:  

Person in charge:

University Lecturer Kati Sepponen
tel. +358 (0)40 355 2599