Dr Tatu Lajunen is a University Researcher with dual positions at the University of Helsinki and the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).
From hands-on experimental research to supervising young researchers, Tatu plays a multi-faceted role encompassing all areas of academic research. Further, he is the social media editor in the School of Pharmacy at the UEF, and editor-in-chief of the Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology at the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
As an avid photographer with a keen eye for nature and architecture, Art Meets Science quickly caught Tatu’s attention. A project that combined various types of art with the promotion of rational science that aimed to make high-quality research accessible to the general public is one he had to be involved in during this age of misinformation.
Reflecting on the project thus far, he remarks that the project “has been very exciting and it has been a pleasure to see the active participation of various artists, each with their unique medium of art”.
Tatu works with Prof. Timo Laaksonen and has been collaborating with Emrecan Tanış and Sasha Stepanova. With a ‘slight bias’, Tatu summarises what he is most looking forward to from the exhibition: “I am super interested to experience the dance performance with fascinating costumes generated by our artist collaborators. Our research topic studies the very dynamic phenomena of light activation and treatment of difficult diseases, so it will be interesting to see how the dance performance choreographed by Emrecan, complete with fascinating costumes created by Sasha, will interpret this into their movement and visuals.
Further information about Tatu’s research within the Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology group can be found on their website.