Tuukkanen Juha

Bone group


Research unit: Cancer and Translational Medicine


Group leader

Professor Juha Tuukkanen 


What do we do

Musculoskeletal diseases are one of the major healthcare problems in Finland and osteoporosis is a problem all over the western countries. The topics of the research team are bone cell biology and developing of new innovative biomaterials. The aim is to understand the bone cells and bone tissue and use the acquired knowledge in developing new materials for bone tissue engineering and dental implants.


Our team

Post doc researchers

  • Kokkonen Hanna

PhD students

  • Finnilä Mikko
  • Junno Juho-Antti
  • Kauppinen Kyösti
  • Koskela Antti
  • Kylmäoja Elina
  • Luukkonen Jani
  • Myllylä Riina
  • Pasuri Jenni
  • Persson Maria
  • Rytivaara Riina


Where are we headed

Our understanding in bone biology has increased enormously during the last decade. Our momentum is to use this knowledge in open issues of bone health and bone tissue engineering.


Our main collaborators

Prof. Petri Lehenkari, Oulun yliopisto / University of Oulu
Prof. Matti Viluksela,  THL ja Itä-Suomen yliopisto / National Institute for Health and Welfare and University of Eastern Finland
Prof. Mikko Ritala, Helsingin yliopisto / University of Helsinki
Prof Helen Håkansson, Karolinska Institutet
Prof. Claes Ohlsson, Gothenburg University and Sahlgrenska University Hospital


How to find us


Last updated: 9.7.2019