Kristiina Takkinen

Senior Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland

Kristiina is one of the founders of Desentum. She holds a PhD in biochemistry and a title of adjunct professor (docent) at the University of Helsinki. Her main research area has been the discovery and engineering of recombinant antibodies for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. During the recent years her research focus has been the interaction between IgE antibodies and allergens, and its significance in the allergic reactions.

Kristiina started her career in the recombinant DNA laboratory at the University of Helsinki. Since 1988 she has been working at VTT as a principal scientist and team leader for the immunotechnology group. In 2005–2013 she held the position of research professor in bioanalytics at VTT and the University of Oulu. Currently, Kristiina is a senior principal scientist at VTT, developing new methods in bioanalytics and allergy therapy.

Kristiina has published over 40 papers in refereed scientific journals. She has 6 patents and 9 patent applications.