Cancer IO is coordinated by the Helsinki University.

Our office team - Juha, Jeroen, Heidi and Mirjami - can be reached at cancerio-​office@​helsinki.​fi

Juha Klefstrom kuvaaja Veikko Somerpuro

Juha Klefström

Research Director

Juha is a FICAN Research Pro­fessor and Research Dir­ector in the Medical Faculty, Uni­versity of Hel­sinki. Klef­ström is an expert in trans­la­tional cancer research, breast cancer biology, immuno-oncology, and genet­ically engin­eered mouse models.

Jeroen Pouwels

Jeroen Pouwels

Research Coordinator

Jeroen is research coordinator in the labor­atory and project leader at the Medical Faculty of the Uni­versity of Hel­sinki. He is an expert in trans­la­tional (breast) cancer research, immuno-oncology, ex vivo explant cul­tures and public-private collaborations.

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Heidi Haikala

Communications Manager

Heidi earned her PhD from the Trans­la­tional cancer biology research program, Uni­versity of Hel­sinki, and is obtaining her postdoc­toral training in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. Her expertise is in com­bin­ation cancer ther­apies & trans­la­tional research.

Mirjami Tran Minh

Mirjami Tran Minh

Communications and Public Affairs Specialist

Mirjami is a bio­logist and health care pro­fes­sional, with special interest in com­mu­nic­ating science for the public and devel­oping better research envir­onment and health care system in col­lab­or­ation with all Cancer IO stakeholders