We are happy to announce that our Scientific Content & Digital Engagement team is growing again!
Noora is a kind and helpful person who spreads positivity around, has a good sense of humor, and is pleasantly easy to approach and talk to. She describes herself as a problem solver who works in a precise and thorough manner.
”I was always interested in a wide range of professional fields, including medicine, natural sciences, languages, and business. Fortunately, I found biomedicine where I could combine all my interests. I think my continually curious scientific mind and the need to do meaningful work and help people are also reasons why I feel at home in this field.”
Noora studied Biomedicine with a major in drug development at the University of Turku. She also did exchange studies in neuroscience and pharmacology at the University of Surrey, UK. After her MSc studies, she carried out PhD research in the Turku PET centre. Her PhD thesis aimed at improving the detection of early cognitive impairment and dementia risk using a telephone interview and developing PET imaging of Alzheimer’s disease.
”I feel fortunate that I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of neuroscientific research.”
”I’ve been intrigued by the brain’s complexity. During my studies and in my research work, I strove to understand as much as possible about neurological processes in health and disease. I feel fortunate that I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of neuroscientific research including single neuron, preclinical behavioral pharmacology, and clinical neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies.”
“The people, atmosphere, and versatile, interesting, and challenging work make me feel very inspired.”
Noora has just caught her first glimpses of working at MedEngine. ”The people, atmosphere, and versatile, interesting, and challenging work make me feel very inspired”, she tells us.
”I am very excited to apply my skills and knowledge in a new way at MedEngine and to develop as a professional in the field of medical business.”
In her free time, Noora loves to read books and wander in nature on foot or by bike. She also has a rabbit called Urho, who is very dear to her. ”She knows some tricks and always gives me a high five at the end of a home office day!”, Noora laughs.
Noora defended her thesis in April 2020. She dedicated her thesis to twins all around the world. ”I knew barely anything about twins and twin research when I began my thesis research. After years of twin research and gaining an appreciation for the unique relationship between twin siblings, I was very lucky to give birth to twin girls myself.”
Welcome to the MedEngine family, Noora!