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Organic Chemistry – research and researchers

Organic Chemistry – research and researchers

Research at the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry can in rough outline be divided in two directions: organic synthesis and analysis. Topical interests in the synthesis direction are stereoselective synthesis and catalysis, carbohydrate chemistry and natural product chemistry.

Organic chemical analysis at our laboratory implies principally environmental analytics. We are especially interested in the occurrence of pharmaceutical residues in the environment


Research staff

E-mail: firstname.lastname@abo.fi

Professor Reko Leino (docent in organometallic chemistry)

Senior Lecturer Patrik Eklund, docent in organiv synthesis and natural product chemistry

Senior Lecturer Tiina Saloranta-Simell, docent in applied organic chemistry

Universitety Teacher Jan-Erik Lönnqvist


Laboratory Manager Teija Tirri

Laborator Jani Rahkila (at Instrument Centre)


Researchers and Doctoral Students

Ramesh Ekambaram, PhD
Risto Savela, Post-Doctoral researcher
Ruzal Sitdikov, Project Associate

Yury Brusentsev, MSc, Researcher
Robert Lassfolk, Doctoral Student
Ewelina Kortesmäki, Doctoral Student
Matilda Kråkström, Doctoral Student
Lucas Lagerquist, Doctoral Student
Ida Mattsson, Doctoral Student, Graduate School in Chemical Engineering
Axel Meierjohann, FD
Sabine Rendon, Doctoral Student
Patrik Runeberg, FM

Mathilda Råberg, NaK



Filip Ekholm, docent in carbohydrate chemistry and applied NMR-spektroscopy
Annika Smeds, docent in organic environmental and bioanalytics

Peter Backlund, docent in environmental chemistry
Lars Jalander, docent in organic chemistry
Leif Kronberg, docent in organic chemistr and environmental chemistry
Maaret Kulovaara, docent in organic environmental chemistry
Rainer Sjöholm, FD, docent in organic chemistry

Professor emeritus Jorma Mattinen

Updated 20.12.2018