Blanco Sequeiros Roberto

Image guided therapy program


The research group is a member of the OASIS research consortium (Oulu Arthritis consortium – synergy is solution)


Group leader

Professor Roberto Blanco Sequeiros


What do we do

Our groups current research focus is to further expand image guided minimally therapy by appending molecular and cellular methods to the established interventional techniques, namely operative guidance and monitoring especially and in MRI particular.

This current research has several lines, of which the two most important ones are outlined here:

  1. Development of nanoparticle sized MRI-contrast agents and coating methods for cellular labelling, tissue engineering and cancer therapy targeting.
  2. Implementation, evaluation and development of minimally invasive, image guided and/or monitored cellular tissue regeneration methods and cancer treatment. Several methods for cellular therapy are being investigated, some with co-investigator groups. Here our group acts as a knowledgebase for molecular and cellular imaging. Cardiac, metabolic, MSK-events, breast cancer and renal cancer are being studied.


Our team

Post doc researchers

  • Perälä Jukka, docent
  • Kariniemi Juho, MD, PhD
  • Nevala Terhi, MD, PhD
  • Lammentausta Eveliina, PhD, Collaborator

PhD students

  • Kerimaa Pekka, MD
  • Korpi Riikka, MD
  • Heikkilä Kirsi, MD
  • Vähäkari Matti, MD
  • Gretsch Monika, MD
  • Hantula Antti, medical student


Where are we headed

The research goal is to produce paradigm shifting methods for image guided clinical medical therapy.


    Our main collaborators

    Professor Osmo Tervonen, Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital
    Professor Miika Nieminen, Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital
    Professor Petri Lehenkari, Department of Anatomy, Oulu University Hospital
    Professor John Carrino, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA
    Jessica Rosenholm, Centre for Functional Materials, Laboratory for Physical Chemistry, Department of Natural Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.

    Last updated: 9.7.2019