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Siru Turunen
Ph.D.


Biomechanics of early osteoarthritis on cell level

Personal information

  • Email: siru.turunen[at]gmail.com (please fix the address before mailing)

  • Date of birth: 13 Feb 1981

  • Current research interests: Biomechanics of early osteoarthritis on cell level

  • Education:
    • M.Sc. Medical Physics, University of Kuopio, 2004
    • Graduate of Finnish Seconday School, Kuopion Klassillinen lukio, 2000

  • Language proficiency:
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, fluent
    • Swedish, good
    • German, good
    • Spanish, basics

  • Skills:
    • Confocal microsopy measurements and analysis
    • Radiation therapy physics and dosimetry
    • Nuclear medicine physics

  • Awards:
    • Best Poster in EORS 2012 (European Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting) in category "Basic Science"

  • Reviews for scientific journals:
    • Osteoarthritis and cartilage

    Publications:

    (full papers, conference proceedings)
    1. Tanska PK, Turunen SM, Han S-K, Julkunen P, Herzog W, Korhonen RK. Superficial Collagen Fibril Modulus and Pericellular Fixed Charge Density Modulate Chondrocyte Volumetric Behaviour in Early Osteoarthritis. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2013.

    2. Turunen SM, Han S-K, Herzog W, Korhonen RK. Cell deformation behavior in mechanically loaded rabbit articular cartilage 4 weeks after anterior cruciate ligament transection. Osteoarthritis cartilage 2012, 21:505-513.

    3. Turunen SM, Lammi MJ, Saarakkala S, Koistinen A, Korhonen RK. Hypotonic Loading Modulates Chondrocyte Volumes Differently in Intact Articular Cartilage and Cartilage Explants. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 2012, 11(5):665-675.

    4. Turunen SM, Lammi MJ, Saarakkala S, Han S-K, Herzog W, Tanska P, Korhonen RK. The effect of collagen degradation on chondrocyte volume and morphology in bovine articular cartilage following a hypotonic challenge. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology Epub June 2012.

    5. Huttu MRJ, Turunen SM, Sokolinski V, Tiitu V, Lammi MJ, Korhonen RK. Effects of Medium and Temperature on Cellular Responses in the Superficial Zone of Hypo-Osmotically Challenged Articular Cartilage. Journal of Functional Biomaterials 2012, 3:544-555.

    6. Turunen SM, Han S-K, Herzog W, Korhonen RK. Cell deformation behavior in a rabbit model of early OA. EORS 2012.

    7. Turunen SM, Han S-K, Herzog W, Korhonen RK. Changes in collagen orientation and proteoglycancontent four weeks after anterior cruciateligament transectionmodulate cell morphology in mechanically loaded rabbit cartilage. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society 37: 403, 2012.

    8. Turunen SM, Han S-K, Herzog W, Korhonen RK. Chondrocyte Volume and Morphology Following Mechanical Loading of Articular Cartilage are Altered Four Weeks After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Transaction in Rabbits. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society 36: 2144, 2011.

    9. Turunen SM, Lammi MJ, Saarakkala S, Han S-K, Herzog W, Tanska P, Korhonen RK. Hypotonic Challenge Alters Cell Volumes Differently in Enzymatically Treated and Intact Articular Cartilage. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society 36: 2171, 2011.

    10. Huttu MRJ, Turunen SM, Sokolinski V, Tiitu V, Lammi MJ, Korhonen RK. Effects of medium and temperature on cellular responses in the superficial zone of hypo-osmotically challenged articular cartilage. ISB, Brussels, 2011.

    11. Turunen SM, Lammi MJ, Saarakkala S, Koistinen A, Korhonen RK. Cell Volume Changes in Intact Articular Cartilage and Cartilage Explants Following Hypo-osmotic Challenge. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society 35:957, 2010.

    12. Korhonen RK, Julkunen P, Turunen SM, Saarakkala S, Han S-K, Herzog W. Deformation behavior of cells in articular cartilage – integration of imaging, biomechanics and modeling. WSB, Singapore, 2010.

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