My interest for science and medicine began at a very early age, This led me to become a researcher at a prominent research group in Turku. Besides science, horses have been important to me since I was a child. I’ve been riding and training horses for other people since I was a teenager.
Koska sain aimo annoksen yrittäjähenkeä äidinmaidossa, halusin yhdistää intohimoni hevosiin tieteen kanssa luodakseni jotain uutta, koko hevosalaa hyödyttävää. Tiedän kuinka kallista hevosen omistaminen ja valmentaminen on, ja kuinka sydäntäsärkevää on kun oma hevonen sairastaa. Tästä syystä olen varma, että Aavagen on oikealla polulla.
My professional background is in cell and molecular biology. During the years I was doing academic research my main focus was on transcription and transcription factors, as well as non-coding RNAs. I am eager to apply my expertise in order to develop something completely novel in our lab.
I began to take regular riding lectures already at an early age, and this path later lead to many fun summers working at stables in Finland, Sweden and UK. Another kind of four legged friends, dogs, have had a central part in my life for over two decades. I find it extremely exciting to be back in the horse industry and it is wonderful that I can combine my scientific background with it.