Product manager, Bioinformatics, CSC - IT Center for Science
PhD, University of Adelaide, 1996
Eija Korpelainen received her PhD from University of Adelaide in 1996 after working on hemopoietic growth factors and vascular endothelium. She continued the endothelial work by joining prof Kari Alitalo's group in University of Helsinki as an EMBO postdoctoral fellow. After gradually moving to bioinformatics, she joined CSC - IT Center for Science in 2001. CSC is the national supercomputing center in Finland. In her role as bioinformatics specialist Dr Korpelainen has provided nation-wide bioinformatics services including training, user support and software development. As an example of the latter, she has directed the development of Chipster (http://chipster.csc.fi/), a biologist-friendly analysis software for high-throughput data such as microarrays, proteomics and next generation sequencing. Chipster is open source and there are server installations world-wide. In addition to her current position as Chipster product manager, Dr Korpelainen runs data analysis courses in Finland and abroad, and participates in several international bioinformatics projects.