Anna Kirjavainen

Adjunct professor Anna Kirjavainen is a postdoctoral research fellow funded by the Academy of Finland. She has also a senior research post at the Turku PET Centre. Her main research topics are electrophilic and transition metal mediated 18F-radiofluorination mechanisms. She has a Master of Science degree in radiopharmaceutical chemistry and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Physiology from University of Turku. The topic of her doctoral thesis is “Radiosynthesis and use of [18F]F2 derivatives [18F]Selectfluor bis(triflate) and [18F]ClF” She has spent a postdoctoral year at King’s College London, UK, working with synthesis development of a CNS tracer. Currently, she is gradually starting her own research group, concentrating on transition metal mediated 18F-radiofluorination reactions. She is supervising PhD, graduate and undergraduate students. She is also coordinating Bachelor of Sciences projects of chemistry students in radiochemistry. For more about her research, see our publications.

e-mail: anna.kirjavainen (a) utu.fi