Dr. Merja Perälä

Project Manager at Auria Biobank

Dr. Merja Perälä joined Auria Biobank at 2017. Auria is Finland’s first biobank established in connection with Turku University Hospital and the University of Turku. Merja works as project manager taking care of biobank sample and data request and granting process for research both in academia and industry. From her previous positions Merja has wide experience in scientific research (PhD in Molecular Biology and author in over 50 peer-reviewed publications), project management, and  international research funding within university, research institution and private company settings.


Title: Hospital Biobank Samples and Data for Real-World Evidence Studies

  • Longitudinal sample collections with associated EHR information supporting discovery and development towards personalized medicine
  • RWD based feasibility analyses and patient recruitment for clinical trials