Mirko Maksimainen

I work as a researcher in the ADPr-SBDD group where my research work focuses on ADP-ribosylation, a post-translational signaling mechanism. I study enzymes involved to the signaling mechanism through structural biology and assay development. Our aim is also to develop small molecule inhibitors against the enzymes, which are often misregulated in especially cancer. Such inhibitors could be used as chemical probes to validate drug targets and as lead compounds for new therapeutics.

Research interest

  • Drug discovery
  • Structural Biology
  • Organic chemistry

Academic merits

  • PhD, Organic chemistry, University of Eastern Finland 2012
  • MSc, Organic chemistry, University of Joensuu, 2008

Selected publications

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Sähköposti

Mirko.Maksimainen@oulu.fi

Puhelinnumero

+358 2 9448 1167

Vierailuosoite

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Aapistie 7
90220 Oulu
Finland

Postiosoite

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
P.O.Box 5400
FIN-90014 University of Oulu
Finland