Afekta is a metabolomics service company based on solid science and research.
Tailored analytical services for your metabolomics needs
Afekta Technologies Ltd.
Afekta Technologies is a Finnish start-up company specialized in analyzing small molecules from biological samples with a modern technology called metabolomics.
We want to help food manufacturers show the good in their food. Specifically, we want to promote awareness about phytochemicals, the elusive ambassadors of edible plants which help us maintain and improve our health. We are one of the few that can measure the levels of various phytochemicals from any food with a single analysis. Stay tuned for our Fytovore product »
Metabolomics is a versatile tool that is not limited to analyzing food: tissue samples, blood, hair, cellular cultures – you name it, we can analyze it! We provide metabolomics services for both industry and academia, wherever there is need for untargeted, wide-scale analysis of metabolites from any kind of sample. Read more about our metabolomics services »
Kati is the person who brought Afekta into life. She has MSc in biochemistry and PhD in biotechnology with a strong interest in characterization of phytochemicals and their dietary importance. She is fascinated by gut microbiota. She is also Professor of Food Development and a group leader in nutritional metabolomics.
Ville is the Chief Operating Officer at Afekta. He is a Doctor of Science and MSc in Pharmacy. His research interests include plant metabolomics, data visualization and food science, particularly the effect of food processing on the metabolite profile of foods.
Anton is our Chief Technology Officer and holds a MSc (Tech.) in Bioinformatics. Anton is responsible for development of new tools for a smoother analysis process and the statistical analyses we perform for you.
Soile is Afekta's Chief Laboratory Officer. She has MSc in biomedicine and years of working experience as a biomedical laboratory scientist in a laboratory of clinical chemistry and haematology. She is interested in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, experimental design, and preanalytical and analytical quality.
Ambrin Farizah Babu
Ambrin is a Metabolomics Specialist at Afekta. She is a doctoral student with MSc in Molecular Life Sciences. Her research interests include gut microbial metabolomics, metabolic diseases, -omics data integration, and development of machine learning methods for data analysis.
Topi's role in Afekta is Metabolomics Specialist. He has a MSc in Molecular Medicine and PhD in Nutrition (University of Eastern Finland). Among his many research interests are the intricate mechanisms in nature related to disease and development, applications of lipidomics, and method development.
Atte is the junior data scientist in our team. He is a MSc student in Computer Science (University of Eastern Finland) and interested in machine learning and bringing life to the data. Atte focuses on running statistical analyses and developing new methods and software for smoother data analysis in metabolomics.