Päivi Östling

Päivi Östling

Senior forskare

I am a biochemist by training, now focusing on precision medicine research and implementation. My motivation lies in my deep wish to safely implement our technological advances to benefit patients.

Om mig

We do functional precision medicine research in acute myeloid leukemia, ovarian and bladder cancer including drug profiling with viability and high content imaging along with molecular profiling. 


My research is on precision cancer medicine in bladder cancer. The aim is to link spatial tissue maps with drug sensitivity and molecular profiles to understand treatment responses.


2016 Associate Professor in Biochemical Systems Biology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

2006 - 2011 Postdoctoral training, Medical Biotechnology, VTT, Finland

2006 PhD Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

1999 MSc Biochemistry, Faculty of Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Akademiska priser och utmärkelser

2021 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation SciLifeLab National Covid-19 Research Program: AI-driven drug and target prioritization for Covid-19 in collaboration with Charlotte Stadler, Emma Lundberg and Ola Spjuth

2021 Vinnova testbed grant: Precision care bringing technology innovation into oncology (PRIO), PI: Janne Lehtiö 

2021 Miltons donationsfond grant: Spatial single cell maps of bladder cancer microenvironment - implications for prognosis and treatment

2020 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation SciLifeLab National Covid-19 Research Program: Spatial single-cell mapping of SARS-Cov2 interacting host proteins for quick and targeted drug repurposing PI: Charlotte Stadler 

2019 Lillian Sagen och Curt Ericssons fond: A roadmap to a clinical testbed for precision cancer medicine

2018 Vinnova challenge-driven innovation, stage 2: Nanoscale drug testing: Sweden as a testbed for revolutionizing drug discovery PI: Olli Kallioniemi, project lead Brinton Seashore-Ludlow