I have experience in medical laboratories for 20 years, from that for 10 years in the Helsinki University Hospital Laboratories, HUSLAB, clinical histopathology and in cancer research projects. In my current position from August 2007 in the University of Helsinki I´ve been in a team of prof. Anu Suomalainen-Wartiovaara (Finnish Centre of Excellence for Research of Mitochondrial Disease and Aging of Academy of Finland) Biomedicum Helsinki. The tasks have been varying from cell culture, setting up primary cell lines( e.g. fibroblasts and myoblasts), cell transfections, PCR-analysis, genotyping and DNA-sequencing analysis. I´ve been involved in coordinating patient trials with the clinics, collecting patient and lab animal material and maintaining material bank. I have a long experience with immunohistochemistry from frozen sections and paraffin samples to fluorecent and light microscopy. I have responsibilities in laboratory maintenance, such as purchasing materials and reagents. In early posts I have as well experience from Western-Blot, semi-automated ELISA, RIA to fully automated analyzators. I have a complete IT training for using office programs, different softwares and applications so that they belong to my daily life. I enjoy working with scientists with various nationalities, working language is English. I´m looking for challenges in any area of medical lab technology. I am known as a precise, flexible and reliable coworker. I have a positive, observing, curious approach and like keeping up a good humor. From the year 2008 I´ve attended Open University courses to update my knowledge such as biochemistry, computer skills, communication skills and languages.
Medical Lab Scientific Officer
Since August 2007
Aug 2007- ongoing: University of Helsinki, Research Program of Molecular Neurology, group of Anu Suomalainen-Wartiovaara, Medical laboratory technologist Skills Organizing and collecting patient material for clinical research projects, Immunohistochemistry and histological sample preparation, Cell culturing, PCR-analysis, genotyping of tissue samples, DNA-sequencing, maintaining a tissue/cell/DNA bank, ordering materials and reagents and overall duties maintaining the laboratory of 25 researches and 3 technicians. May 1997-2006 Hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa , Medical laboratory technologist, HUSLAB the Central laboratory of Clin. histopathology of the University Hospital, Skills Histopathology techniques for light microscopy; incl. histological sample preparation, automated and manual staining. Thin sectioning; frozen- and paraffin sections. Clin. Cytology; practice for screening of cervical smears. Last year in a research group; immunohistochemistry. Jan 1997- May 1997 Health Centre of Espoo/ Institute of Helsinki University Hospital, Temp. MLT, Clinical laboratory/ Drug trial BAY x 3702 -TBI -project Skills ELISA, automated clin. biochemistry and hematology methods 1995-1996 Oy Medix AB Ltd., Espoo, Finland Temp. MLT, Clinical biochemistry Skills EIA, FIA, RIA techniques Oct 1995- Dec 1995 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Essex, England, Temp. MLSO Clinical biochemistry Skills Techniques of Clin. biochemistry 1993-1994 College of Veterinary Medicine, Temp. laboratory technician. Dpt. of Microbiology and Epizootology Skills Culturing and diagnostics of Streptococcie and Borrelia strains,Western Blot SDS-electrophoresis, immunoblotting and ELISA techniques.
Medical Laboratory Technologist
May 1997 --- July 2007
histopathology processes in central laboratory of University Clinics and cancer research projects
October 1995 --- December 1995
Biochemistry Dept, collecting and automated analyzing of blood samples
ApproachabilityAnalytical thinkingAuthenticityCollaborationDiligencePerspectiveProblem solvingResponsibility
Open University studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Helsinki in 2011
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST in Multidisciplinary clinical laboratory methods from Helsinki IV College for Health Care Professionals in 1993
Training and Certification
Medical Laboratory Technologist Certification