Linda Ahonen

Linda Ahonen

Research Analytical Chemist
Systems Medicine

Phone +45 30 91 28 28


Research area
My research work is focused on analytical chemistry within the field of metabolomics and more precisely within lipidomics. My main task in the Systems Medicine group at Steno Diabetes Center is method development and sample analysis by means of liquid chromatog-raphy coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS) both in a non-targeted and in a targeted fashion. The equipment used for these studies are 1) a liquid chromatograph coupled to a quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer (LC-QTOF-MS) and 2) a liquid chromatograph coupled to a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (LC-QQQ-MS).The data acquired by the LC-MS platforms is further processed and linked to ongoing diabetes studies within the Systems Medicine group.

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2014), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry (2008), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Latest positions
Research Analytical Chemist, Steno Diabetes Center (2014 – present)
Analytical Chemist, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Pharmacy, Centre of Drug Research (Helsinki, Finland), (June – December 2014) 
Ph.D. student, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (Helsinki, Finland),(2008 – 2014)

Positions of trust
PLoS ONE; Journal referee

Scientific publications
Ahonen, L.; Maire, F.B.R.; Savolainen, M.; Kopra, J.; Vreeken, R.J.; Hankemeier, T.; Myöhänen, T.; Kylli, P.; Kostiainen, R. Analysis of oxysterols and vitamin D metabolites in mouse brain and cell line samples by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-atmospheric pressure photoionization-mass spectrometry J. Chrom. A 1364, 214-222 (2014).

Ahonen, L.; Fasciotti, M.; Boije af Gennäs, G.; Kotiaho, T.; Daroda, R.J.; Eberlin, M.; Kostiainen, R. Separation of steroid isomers by ion mobility mass spectrometry J. Chrom. A 1310, 133-137 (2013).

Ahonen, L.; Keski-Rahkonen, P.; Saarelainen, T.; Paviala, J.; Ketola, R.A.; Auriola, S.; Poutanen, M.; Kostiainen, R. Comparison of liquid chromatography-microchip/mass spectrometry to conventional liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for the analysis of steroids Anal. Chim. Acta 721, 115-121 (2012).

Ahonen, L.; Haapala, M.; Saarela, V.; Franssila, S.; Kotiaho, T.; Kostiainen, R. Feasibility of capillary liquid chromatography/microchip atmospheric pressure photoionization mass spectrometry in analysing anabolic steroids in urine samples Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 24, 958-964 (2010).

Mattila, J.; Bremer, A.; Ahonen, L.; Kostiainen, R.; Puig, O. Drosophila FoxO regulates organism size and stress resistence through an adenylatte cyclase Mol. Cell Biol. 29, 5357-5365 (2009). 

Sidst opdateret 12-01-2017