Molecular Modeling and Drug Design Research Group

Our molecular modeling and computer-aided drug design (CADD) group at School of Pharmacy in Kuopio applies various computational chemistry methods to speed up identification of new drug candidates, and to improve their properties. Our group utilizes both structure-based and ligand-based methods.

Organometallic synthesis

The group is currently focused on the design, preparation and theoretical analysis of a range of inorganic and organometallic functional molecular materials.

Microplastics and health

Microplastics research group in the School of Pharmacy. We study the health effects and methods of transportation of micro- and nanoplastics using pharmaceutical research methods, in addition, we develop sample preparation and analytical methods for microplastics.

Pipsa Hirva

Senior Researcher , Department of Chemistry