Marja-Leena Laukkanen

Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland

Marja-Leena is one of the founders of Desentum. She holds a PhD from the Department of Genetics and the title of adjunct professor (docent) from the Department of Biosciences at the University of Helsinki.

Marja-Leena has studied antibody engineering for therapeutic purposes at the University of Cambridge, U.K., for 2 years with the EC TMR Fellowship. After that she worked at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland with her main research activity being the development of novel recombinant antibodies and antigens for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Nowadays she works as a principal scientist and her research activity is focused on allergy therapy research.

Marja-Leena has published 31 original scientific articles, and she has 10 patents or patent applications.