PI Anna Kirjavainen

Adjunct professor Anna Kirjavainen is a senior research post at the Turku PET Centre. Her main research topics are electrophilic and transition metal mediated 18F-radiofluorination mechanisms and development of new 11C-radiolabelling methods. 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 has  her own research group, concentrating on transition metal mediated 18F-radiofluorination reactions and development of [11C]phosgene production methods. She is supervising PhD, graduate and undergraduate students. For more about her research, see our publications.

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