The dean shall manage the faculty’s operations and be responsible for the efficient, economic and effective completion of the faculty’s duties. The dean shall have overall responsibility for the faculty’s human resources, finances and assets.

After consulting the Faculty Council, the dean shall decide on the number, duties and selection of the vice‑deans as well as on the vice-dean who deputises for the dean.

Vice-Dean Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma

Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma is a professor of medicinal chemistry. His research training is from the USA (The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge). Jari’s research group focuses on the discovery of new antimicrobial agents against protozoan parasites, biofilms and pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria. Medicinal chemistry of marine and forest-based natural products is closely linked to this research. In addition, Jari’s research group studies inhibition of protein kinases (PKC, PKB, Pim) and has recently embarked on chemical induction of cellular reprogramming and differentiation.

Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma is in charge of research affairs and the development of doctoral education at the Faculty of Pharmacy. Jari substitutes the Dean when he is not available.



Vice-Dean Mia Sivèn


Vice-Dean Yvonne Holm 

Yvonne Holm is professor in pharmaceutical biology. Her special area is pharmacognosy, which encompasses analytics and chemotoxanomy of medicinal plants, searching for new drugs from nature and phytotherapy. The research group, which consists of two post doc researchers and two doctorands, is working with ethnopharmacological research and is trying to find new antimicrobial substances from some African plants.

Vice-Dean Yvonne Holm is in charge of societal interaction and bilingual affairs.