Dr. Jarno M. A. Tanskanen

Project Manager and Researcher in

Computational Biophysics and Imaging Group,
Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering,
Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

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F. E. Kapucu, I. Vornanen, J. E. Mikkonen, C. Leone, K. Lenk, J. M. A. Tanskanen, and J. Hyttinen “Spectral entropy based neuronal network synchronization analysis based on microelectrode array measurements,” Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, vol. 10, article 112, 19 pages, Oct. 2016.

F. E. Kapucu, M. E.-L. Mäkinen, J. M. A. Tanskanen, L. Ylä-Outinen, S. Narkilahti, and J. A.K. Hyttinen,
Joint analysis of extracellular spike waveforms and neuronal network bursts,”
Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 259, pp. 143-155, Feb. 2016.

X.-Z. Gao, J. Wang, J. M. A. Tanskanen, R. Bie, X. Wang, P. Guo, and K. Zenger,
Optimal classification of epileptic EEG signals using neural networks and harmony search methods,”
Journal of Software, Vol. 9, No 1, pp. 230-239, Jan. 2014.

F. E. Kapucu, J. M. A. Tanskanen, J. E Mikkonen, L. Ylä-Outinen, S. Narkilahti, and J. A. K. Hyttinen,
Burst analysis tool for developing neuronal networks exhibiting highly varying action potential dynamics,”
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, Vol. 6, Article 38, 14 pages, June 2012.

T. Ryynänen, L. Ylä-Outinen, S. Narkilahti, J. M. A. Tanskanen, J. Hyttinen, J. Hämäläinen, M. Leskelä, and J. Lekkala,
Atomic layer deposited iridium oxide thin film as microelectrode coating in stem cell applications,”
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 041501-1
041501-5, July/Aug. 2012.
Appears also in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Vol. 23, No. 9, May 2012.
Issue Table of Contents: http://www.vjbio.org/dbt/dbt.jsp?KEY=VIRT02&Volume=23&Issue=9


J. M. A. Tanskanen
and J. J. Viik,
Independent component analysis in ECG signal processing,“
in Advances in Electrocardiograms - Methods and Analysis, R. M. Millis, Ed.
Rijeka, Croatia: InTech, 2012, pp. 349–372.
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T. Ryynänen, V. Kujala, L. Ylä-outinen, I. Korhonen, J. M. A. Tanskanen, P. Kauppinen, K. Aalto-setälä, J. Hyttinen, E. Kerkelä, S. Narkilahti, and J. Lekkala,
All titanium microelectrode array for field potential measurements from neurons and cardiomyocytes – a feasibility study,”
Micromachines, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 394
409, Dec. 2011.

V. J. Kujala, Z. C. Jimenez, J. Väisänen, J. M. A. Tanskanen, E. Kerkelä, J. Hyttinen, and K. Aalto-Setälä,
Averaging in vitro cardiac field potential recordings obtained with microelectrode arrays,”
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol. 104, No. 2, pp. 199–205, Nov. 2011.

T. J. Heikkilä, L. Ylä-Outinen, J. M. A. Tanskanen, R. S. Lappalainen, H. Skottman, R. Suuronen, J. E. Mikkonen, J. A. K. Hyttinen, and S. Narkilahti,
Human embryonic stem cell-derived neuronal cells form spontaneously active neuronal networks in vitro,”
Experimental Neurology, Vol. 218, No. 1, pp. 109–116, July 2009.

M. Pekkanen-Mattila, E. Kerkelä, J. M. A. Tanskanen, M. Pietilä, M. Pelto-Huikko, J. Hyttinen, H. Skottman, R. Suuronen, and K. Aalto-Setälä,
Substantial variation in the cardiac differentiation of human embryonic stem cell lines derived and propagated under the same conditions - a comparison of multiple cell lines,”
Annals of Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 360–370, 2009.

J. M. A. Tanskanen, J. E. Mikkonen, and M. Penttonen,
Independent component analysis of neural populations from multielectrode field potential measurements,”
Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Vol. 145, No. 1–2, pp. 213–232, June 2005.

Current Research Project

Principal Investigator of

Biological Neuronal Communications and Computing with ICT


Funded by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation


Past Research Projects



Biomimiking the Brain - towards 3D Neuronal Network Dynamics”

International collaborative project funded by European Union from the 7th Framework Programme Future Emerging Technologies Scheme.


BrainCom / IPES-PCI

Studies on Intelligent Processing Methods for EEG/ECoG Signals in
Brain-Computer Interface

Funded by the Academy of Finland from a joint call of
Academy of Finland and National Natural Science Foundation of China
in the field of signal processing.



Biomimetic Active Environment for
Differentiating and Maturing Functional Neurons and Cardiomyocytes from
Stem Cells

Collaborative project of several depts. of Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere,
Funded by the Academy of Finland.

Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications
April 4, 2017 (pdf, approx. 128 kB)

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Finnish Orienteering Federation
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Jukola Relay


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Updated Feb. 20, 2017.
URL: http://www.tut.fi/~tanska23/