Principal Investigator: Andrew Erickson, PhD
Dr. Ceren Seref-Vujaklija, PhD
Dr. Ceren Seref Vujaklija is a postdoctoral researcher at the Erickson Lab, focusing on early detection methods for prostate cancer. She holds a degree in Biology from Middle East Technical University and an M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology from Koc University School of Medicine. In 2020, she successfully completed her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Koc University Research Centre for Translational Medicine, with a particular emphasis on identifying prognostic biomarkers for prostate cancer. Dr. Seref Vujaklija has an extensive wet lab expertise, having worked as a laboratory technician in both Finland and Turkey. Her current scientific focus revolves around method development, biomarker discovery, and advancing molecular diagnostics and prognostics in the context of prostate cancer.
MD, PhD Programme. Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki.
Erasmus Exchange student, Life Science Informatics (University of Helsinki)
Having completed my Bachelor’s in Bioinformatics and Genome Research at Bielefeld University in Germany, I’m currently on exchange in Finland as part of the Life Science Informatics Master’s program at the University of Helsinki. The field of Spatial Transcriptomics represents an exciting intersection of my interests in bioinformatics, image analysis, and transcriptomic data analysis, sparking my eagerness in exploring how these can be leveraged to uncover new insights about how tumors evolve.
Genetics and Molecular Biosciences (GMB), Molecular and Analytical Health Biosciences (MAHB) track. (University of Helsinki)
Summer Internship student.
I'm a MSc student in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences with a focus on molecular and analytical health biosciences. My main interests include cancer biology and mechanisms behind cancer development, as well as the methodology used in this field.
Life Science Technologies, major in Complex Systems (Aalto University)
Summer Internship student.
My study major in complex systems includes studies in network science, data science and machine learning. My interest in joining the lab was using mathematics, data science, and computer science in the fields of medicine and biology.
Bachelor’s in Molecular Biosciences (University of Helsinki)
I’m studying biochemistry, microbial biology, human physiology and bioinformatics.
My degree combines different kinds of biological sciences and provides the
capabilities to utilize them in, for example medicine and different fields of industry.
I’m really interested in cancer research and joining the group is a wonderful
opportunity for me to learn more about versatile and modern research. I’m
interested in finding new and easily implemented methods that can be applied in