University lecturer on Animal Physiology
I work as a university lecturer in Faculty of Science and Forestry. My teaching is based on learner focused blended-learning (flipped classroom) and work-related methods (laboratory and project skills). My aim is to train the students to be able to use a large variety of teaching methods in their teaching careers and work related methods for students working in bio labs.
I have worked in four University supported teaching development projects and one continuous learning project. Year 2018 got the Good Teacher Award from the Biology Student Union and Excellent Teacher in Practice award from the University of Eastern Finland for developing innovative online-teaching.
Faculty of Science and Forestry, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences
+358 50 442 3227
Online/Blended learning courses on Cell biology, animal physiology and developmental biology in undergrad level. Online/Blended learning cources on Ecophysiology and Neurophysiology for master level students. Onsite teaching for master level students in faculty focusing on teaching.
Curriculum for finnish high schools (LOPS 2021), Finnish national Agency of Education 2018-2019
Expertice group in Biology, Matriculation exam (Ylioppilastutkintolautakunta) 2019-
Development group for teacher eductation in UEF 2019-
Commitee for OPen education 2019-
Development group for Work-related education in Faculty of Science and Forestry 2018-
Committee for continuing learning in Faculty of Science and Forestry 2018-
Developing group for Student’s health care 2019-
RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF
Teng, S., Gao, L., Paajanen, V., Pu, J. and Fan, Z.. 2009. Readthrough of Nonsense Mutation W822X in the SCN5A Gene Can Effectively Restore Expression of Cardiac Na+ Channels. Cardiovascular Research 83 3: 473-480. 2009
Ge;J.;Sun;A.;Paajanen;V.;Wang;S.;Su;C.;Yang;Z.;Li;Y.;Wang;S.;Jia;J.;Wang;K.;Zou;Y.;Gao;L.;Wang.;K. & Fan;Z.. 2008. Molecular and clinical characterization of a Novel SCN5A Mutation Assosiated with Atrioventricular Block and Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Circulation Arrhythmia Electrophysiology 1: 83-92. 2008
Hassinen;M.;Paajanen;V. & Vornanen;M.. 2008. A novel inwardly rectifying K+ channel, Kir2.5, is upregulated under chronic cold stress in fish cardiac myocytes. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 2162-2171. 2008
Kakela;R.T.;Mattila;M.;Hermansson;M.;Haimi;P.;Uphoff;A.;Paajanen;V.;Somerharju;P. & Vornanen;M.. 2008. Seasonal acclimatization of brain lipidome in a eurythermal fish (Carassius carassius, L.) is mainly determined by temperature. American Journal of Physiology 294: R1716-1728. 2008
Paajanen, Vesa, Hassinen, Minna, Vornanen Matti. 2008. Regulation of cardiac activity by Kir2.x inward rectifier potassium channels in fish, Acta Physiologica 193 (Suppl. 664). 105-106. 2008
Pekurinen, Tomi, Paajanen, Vesa. 2008. Electrophysiogical properties fish Kir2.x channels in mammalian cell lines. In: (ed.) , Acta Physiologica 193 (Suppl. 664). ss. 106. 2008
Hassinen;M.;Paajanen;V.;Haverinen;J.;Eronen;H. and Vornanen;M.. 2007. Cloning and expression of cardiac Kir2.1 and Kir2.2 channels in thermally acclimated rainbow trout. Am.J.Physiol.. American Journal of Physiology 292: R2328-2339. 2007
Stecyk;J.A.;Paajanen;V.;Farrell;A.P. and Vornanen;M.. 2007. Effect of temperature and prolonged anoxia exposure on electrophysiological properties of the turtle (Trachemys scripta) heart. Am.J.Physiol. 293 1: R421-R437. 2007
Shiels HA;Paajanen V;Vornanen M.. 2006. Sarcolemmal ion currents and sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ content in ventricular myocytes from the cold stenothermic fish, the burbot (Lota lota). Journal of Experimental Biology 209 3: 549-557. 2006
Vornanen M;Paajanen V.. 2006. Seasonal changes in glycogen content and Na-K-ATPase in the brain of crucian carp. American Journal of Physiology 291: R1482-1489. 2006