Stem cell innovators
Dr. Skottman is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology at Tampere University in Finland and has over 16 years of experience in establishing, culturing and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC). Prof. Skottman has devoted herself to eye research, targeting clinical applications for retinal and corneal diseases, developing hPSC based tools for disease modeling, drug discovery and cell transplantation. Prof. Skottman joined Tampere University, Finland in 2005 after a postdoctoral position in Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Turku in Finland. Prof. Skottman holds a Ph.D. in molecular animal biotechnology in the University of Eastern Finland. She is also schooled in Bio business at Turku School of Economics in Finland.