Assoc. Prof. Anu Airaksinen

Anu Airaksinen holds a position as Associate Professor in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry for PET at Turku PET Centre and Department of Chemistry, University of Turku. Her main research interest is in development of new radiopharmaceuticals for pretargeted PET imaging, with her main objective to develop new bioorthogonal small molecular tracers for nanotheranostics and immunoimaging. 

Assoc. prof. Airaksinen has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Chemistry in Biosciences from University of Kuopio, after which she worked several years as a postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit/VU Medisch Centrum in Amsterdam and at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm developing new 18F- and 11C-labelled radiopharmaceuticals for brain imaging. Until 2019 she worked at University of Helsinki, Department of Chemistry as a principal investigator (PI) and group leader of the Tracers for Molecular Imaging (TRIM) research group, during which she held a position as Associate Professor in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry in 2017-2019.

Assoc. Prof. Airaksinen has > 60 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals in radiopharmaceutical chemistry, molecular imaging, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and material science. For her recent publications, please click this link


E-mail: anu.airaksinen (a)

Tel: +358 29 450 2199