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24.01.1969
737 4296
5397 4441 (4296)
tambet.teesalu@ut.ee

Career

Institution(s) and position(s)
01.01.2019–...   
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (La Jolla, California, USA), Cancer Center (0,05)
01.01.2019–...   
University of California Santa Barbara, Center for Nanomedicine (0,05)
01.09.2018–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Professor of Nanomedicine (1,00)
01.01.2017–31.08.2018   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Visiting Professor (1,00)
01.01.2016–31.12.2016   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Visiting Professor (1,00)
21.05.2013–31.12.2015   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Visiting Professor (1,00)
01.10.2012–20.05.2013   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Departement of General and Molecular Pathology, Visiting Professor (1,00)
01.01.2012–30.09.2012   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Departement of General and Molecular Pathology, Visiting Professor (1,00)
01.01.2012–01.05.2017   
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (La Jolla, California, USA), Research Assistant Professor (0,20)
01.01.2011–31.12.2012   
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (La Jolla, California, USA), Staff Scientist
01.01.2006–31.12.2011   
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Santa Barbara, California, USA), Staff Scientist
01.01.2005–31.12.2005   
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (La Jolla, California, USA), Postdoctoral researcher
01.01.2005–31.12.2006   
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (La Jolla, California, USA), Staff Scientist
01.03.2002–31.01.2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Senior Research Fellow (0,50)
01.01.1999–31.12.2002   
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Virology, Postdoc
 
 
Education
1995–1999   
PhD, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine (jointly at San Raffaele Biomedical Institute in Milan, Italy)
1992–1993   
MSc, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Genetics
1986–1991   
Faculty of Biology, University of Tartu
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2016−...   
DrugCendR Inc. (USA): founder and member of the board
2011−...   
Member of American Nano Society
2011−...   
Member, American Chemical Society
2010−...   
Member of Society of Controlled Release
2008−...   
Member of American Association for Cancer Research
2002−2005   
Member of European Network of Research Tissue Banks
2001−2005   
Applied Phenomics LLC (Tartu), Member of the Board, CEO
2000−2001   
Coordinator of the Project of Research Tissue bank of the Department of Research and Institutional Development of the University of Tartu

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2017, Tambet Teesalu, Estonian National Prize in Medicine, "development of homing peptides for precision guided cancer therapy"
2011, Tambet Teesalu, Career Development Award, S. Komen for Cure (USA)
1999, Tambet Teesalu, Fellowship, HYKS-Säätiö, Helsinki, Finland
1999, Tambet Teesalu, Fellowship, Finnish Academy, Helsinki, Finland
1998, Tambet Teesalu, Fellowship, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen, Denmark
1997, Tambet Teesalu, Fellowship, Comitato Camillo Golgi, Milan, Italy
1996, Tambet Teesalu, Fellowship, Kordelinin Säätiö, Helsinki, Finland
1996, Tambet Teesalu, Fellowship, Comitato Promotore Telethon, Rome, Italy
1993, Tambet Teesalu, Fellowship, Commission of the European Communities, Brussels, Belgium
1993, Tambet Teesalu, Fellowship, Fondazione Centro S. Romanello sul Monte Tabor, Milan, Italy
1992, Tambet Teesalu, Fellowship, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
 
Field of research
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 3. Health; 3.1. Biomedicine; CERCS SPECIALITY: B726 Clinical biology ; SPECIALITY: Tumor biology, targeted drug delivery, tissue penetrating peptides, vascular ZIP codes, angiogenesis
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 3. Health; 3.1. Biomedicine; CERCS SPECIALITY: B726 Clinical biology ; SPECIALITY: nanomedicine, theranostics, nonivasive imaging
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 3. Health; 3.1. Biomedicine; CERCS SPECIALITY: B726 Clinical biology ; SPECIALITY: tumor modeling in vitro and in vivo
 
 

Completed projects

Supervised dissertations

Publications

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Industrial property

10.09.2019
24.01.1969
737 4296
5397 4441 (4296)
tambet.teesalu@ut.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.01.2019–...   
Sanford Burnham Prebys Meditsiiniuuringute Instituut, Vähiuuringute keskus (0,05)
01.01.2019–...   
Santa Barbara California Ülikool, Nanomeditsiini keskus (0,05)
01.09.2018–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Meditsiiniteaduste valdkond, bio- ja siirdemeditsiini instituut, nanomeditsiini professor (1,00)
01.01.2017–31.08.2018   
Tartu Ülikool, Meditsiiniteaduste valdkond, bio- ja siirdemeditsiini instituut, külalisprofessor (1,00)
01.01.2016–31.12.2016   
Tartu Ülikool, Meditsiiniteaduste valdkond, bio- ja siirdemeditsiini instituut, külalisprofessor (1,00)
21.05.2013–31.12.2015   
Tartu Ülikool, Arstiteaduskond, Biomeditsiini instituut, külalisprofessor (1,00)
01.10.2012–20.05.2013   
Tartu Ülikool, Arstiteaduskond, Üld- ja molekulaarpatoloogia instituut, külalisprofessor (1,00)
01.01.2012–30.09.2012   
Tartu Ülikool, Arstiteaduskond, Üld- ja molekulaarpatoloogia instituut, külalisprofessor (1,00)
01.01.2012–01.05.2017   
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Sanford Burnham Prebys Meditsiiniuuringute Instituut (La Jolla, California, USA), Külalisdotsent (0,20)
01.01.2011–31.12.2012   
Sanford-Burnhami Meditsiiniuuringute Instituut (La Jolla, California, USA), vanemteadur
01.01.2006–31.12.2011   
Sanford-Burnhami Meditsiiniuuringute Instituut (Santa Barbara, California, USA), vanemteadur
01.01.2005–31.12.2005   
Sanford-Burnhami Meditsiiniuuringute Instituut (La Jolla, California, USA), teadur
01.01.2005–31.12.2006   
Sanford-Burnhami Meditsiiniuuringute Instituut (La Jolla, California, USA), vanemteadur
01.03.2002–31.01.2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Arstiteaduskond, Närvikliinik, neurobioloogia vanemteadur (0,50)
01.01.1999–31.12.2002   
Helsingi Ülikool, Arstiteaduskond, Viroloogia kateeder, järeldoktor
 
 
Haridustee
1995–1999   
PhD, Helsingi Ülikool, Arstiteaduskond (osaliselt San Raffaele Meditsiiniuuringute Instituut, Milaano, Itaalia)
1992–1993   
Magister (MSc), Helsingi Ülikool, Loodusteaduskond, Geneetika
1986–1991   
Bioloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikool
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2016−...   
DrugCendR Inc. (USA): asutaja ja nõukogu liige
2011−...   
Liige, Ameerika Nanotehnoloogia Ühing
2011−...   
Liige, Ameerika Keemia Ühing
2010−...   
Member of Society of Controlled Release
2008−...   
Member of American Association for Cancer Research
2002−2005   
Member of European Network of Research Tissue Banks
2001−2005   
Applied Phenomics OÜ (Tartu), juhatuse esimees, tegevjuht
2000−2001   
Tartu Ülikool, Teadus- ja Arendusosakond, Koepanga projektijuht

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2017, Tambet Teesalu, Eesti Riiklik teaduspreemia arstiteaduse alal, „Kullerpeptiidide väljatöötamine sihtmärgistatud vähiraviks“
2011, Tambet Teesalu, Auhind, S. Komen for Cure (USA)
1999, Tambet Teesalu, Stipendium, HYKS-Säätiö, Helsinki, Finland
1999, Tambet Teesalu, Stipendium, Finnish Academy, Helsinki, Finland
1998, Tambet Teesalu, Stipendium, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen, Denmark
1997, Tambet Teesalu, Stipendium,Comitato Camillo Golgi, Milan, Italy
1996, Tambet Teesalu, Stipendium, Kordelinin Säätiö, Helsinki, Finland
1996, Tambet Teesalu, Stipendium, Comitato Promotore Telethon, Rome, Italy
1993, Tambet Teesalu, Stipendium, Commission of the European Communities, Brussels, Belgium
1993, Tambet Teesalu, Stipendium, Fondazione Centro S. Romanello sul Monte Tabor, Milaano, Itaalia
1992, Tambet Teesalu, Stipendium, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
VALDKOND: 3. Terviseuuringud; 3.1. Biomeditsiin; CERCS ERIALA: B726 Kliiniline bioloogia ; PÕHISUUND: Kasvajaliste protsesside bioloogia, kasvajaspetsiifiliste kullermolekulide väljatöötamine, kudepenetreerivad peptiidid, vaskulaarsed markerid, angiogenees
VALDKOND: 3. Terviseuuringud; 3.1. Biomeditsiin; CERCS ERIALA: B726 Kliiniline bioloogia ; PÕHISUUND: nanomeditsiin, theranostika, mitteinvasiivne kuvamine
VALDKOND: 3. Terviseuuringud; 3.1. Biomeditsiin; CERCS ERIALA: B726 Kliiniline bioloogia ; PÕHISUUND: vähi modelleerimine in vitro jain vivo

Lõppenud projektid

Juhendatud väitekirjad

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Tööstusomand

10.09.2019
  • Found 18 results
ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
SFSF0180064s07Molecular-biological and psychosocial factors influencing prognosis of brain diseases.01.01.200731.12.2012Toomas AsserUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine500 925,49 EUR
MUUMARMP11194RDevelopment of tumor penetrating peptides for glioma targeting01.01.201231.12.2016Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Departement of General and Molecular Pathology; University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine; University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine1 499 931,00 EUR
MUUEU48695Competence Centre on Health Technologies01.09.201531.08.2022Andres SalumetsCompetence Centre on Health Technologies6 916 472,93 EUR
MUUMARMP12028CendR motif in virus-cell interaction: pilot studies01.02.201231.12.2012Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu8 900,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.MMVBS18281R (SEP-210434716)Commercialising a novel glioblastoma targeted therapy and a companion diagnostic compound01.06.201830.11.2019Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine150 000,00 EUR
TKSLTMR16142T (TK142)Centre of Excellence for Genomics and Translational Medicine (TK142)01.01.201601.03.2023Andres MetspaluUniversity of Tartu, Estonian Genome Center 4 474 349,50 EUR
EMPEMP181Targeting glioma stem-like cells with tumor penetrating peptides01.09.201431.12.2016Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine256 500,00 EUR
MUUMARMP11197Brain tumor penetrating peptides01.01.201231.12.2016Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine; University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine; University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine250 000,00 EUR
PRGPRG230Homing peptides for targeted delivery of compounds across the blood-brain barrier01.01.201831.12.2022Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine392 750,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.MMVBS18435R (823879)Hemoglobin based Protein Nanocarriers for Tumour Oxygenation and a more effective Photodynamic Therapy01.03.201928.02.2023Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine156 400,00 EUR
MUUMARBS13184RBinding-activated fluorescent DNA/peptide chimeric probes for cancer imaging01.11.201331.10.2016Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine; University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine; University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine54 600,00 EUR
MUUMARMP12102Development of tissue penetrating peptides for targeted drug delivery01.06.201231.05.2017Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine; University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine; University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine1 303 951,00 EUR
ETFETF6465Discovery of the differentially expressed genes in non small cell lung cancers in order to establish the molecular phenotypes, optimise the early diagnostics and strategy of the therapy01.01.200531.12.2008Andres MetspaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)54 948,99 EUR
IUTIUT2-4Novel diagnostic markers of nervous system diseases and factors predicting treatment outcome01.01.201331.12.2018Toomas AsserUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine693 000,00 EUR
SFSF0182123s02Different pathogenetic aspects of diseases of nervous system, prevalence and factors influencing quality of life of patients01.01.200231.12.2006Toomas AsserUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine305 881,15 EUR
MUUSLOTI12108T (32.1001.11-0008)PEPTIDE-BASED VECTORS FOR TUMOUR-TARGETED DELIVERY01.04.201231.08.2015Kaido KurrikoffUniversity of Tartu524 506,50 EUR
MOBJDMOBJD11POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES FOR GLIOBLASTOMA TREATMENT16.09.201715.09.2019Lorena Simon GraciaUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine65 835,00 EUR
NSPLMVBS17506Innovative anticancer drug candidates based on a novel cytotoxic compound, Utorubicin01.10.201730.07.2020Tambet TeesaluUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine598 000,00 EUR