Reet Kurg

Team Leader

Reet Kurg received PhD in 2000 from University of Tartu and had additional training in USA (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) and Sweden (Stockholm University). Main expertise is biochemistry, molecular biology and molecular engineering. Head of the Core Facility for Cell Technologies, Professor of Molecular Biomedicine.

Olavi Reinsalu

PhD student

Olavi Reinsalu received MSci (gene technology) in 2015 from the University of Tartu. After that he worked for three years in the Competence Centre on Health Technologies (Tartu, Estonia). From 2018 he continues his studies as a PhD student.

Fred Väärtnõu


Fred Väärtnõu has an MSc from Tartu University and has previously worked in Tartu University Hospital Genetics center.

Kwame Akuamoah Boateng

Bachelor student

Kwame Akuamoah Boateng is a Bachelor student in Science and Technology.

Margit Mutso

Research Fellow

Margit Mutso received PhD in biotechnology in 2016 (University of Tartu), had additional training in UK (Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow) and post-doc in the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Australia. She has been part of vaccine development platforms of Chikungunya and Zika virus.

Anneli Samel

PhD student

Anneli Samel received MSci in 2019 in gene technology from the University of Tartu.

Baiba Brumele

Masters student

Baiba Brumele received BSc in Latvia (Latvijas Universitate) in 2018.

Eve Toomsoo

Laboratory technician

Eve Toomsoo is responsible for confocal microscopy and flow cytometry, DNA and protein purification, data and material storage.

Kristiina Kurg

PhD student

Kristiina Kurg graduated 2017 as a medical doctor (MD) from the University of Tartu and continues her studies in Laboratory medicine residency program. From 2020 she is a PhD student in the Institute of Technology. Has been involved in development of diagnostic CE IVD kits in Icosagen. In her spare time she enjoys filming science experiments and creating small videos about them.

Robert Johannes Sarap

Bachelors student

Robert Johannes Sarap is a Bachelor student in gene technology.