Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

Tupasela, A. and Snell, K. (2012) National Interests and International Collaboration: Tensions and Ambiguity Among Finns Towards Usages of Tissue Samples. New Genetics and Society (forthcoming

Tupasela, A. (2011) From Gift to Waste: Changing Policies in Biobanking Practices. Science and Public Policy 38(7): 510-520. 

Tupasela, A., Sihvo S., Snell, K., Jallinoja, P., Aro, A.R., and Hemminki, E. (2010) Attitudes towards the biomedical use of tissue sample collections, consent and biobanks among Finns. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 38: 46-52.

Hemminki, E., Tupasela, A., Jallinoja, P., Aro, A.R., Snell, K. and Sihvo S. (2009) Finnish people's attitudes towards biomedical research and its sponsorship. Genomics, Society and Policy 5(2): 67-79.

Tupasela, A., Snell, K., Sihvo S., Jallinoja, P., Aro, A.R., and Hemminki, E. (2007) Väestön suhtautuminen lääketieteellisten näytekokoelmien uudelleen käyttöön ja biopankkeihinSuomen lääkärilehti 62(51-52), 4780-4782. (In Finnish)

Tupasela, A. (2007) Re-examining Medical Modernization - Framing the Public in Finnish Biomedical Research Policy. Special issue of Public Understanding of Science
16(1): 63-78. Special issue: Publics and Science: A New Understanding.  [Manuscript PDF]

Tupasela, A. (2006) Kudostalous ja kaupalliset mallit - Biolääketieteellisen tutkimuksen muuttuvat ehdot. [Tissue economies and commercial models - The changing terms of biomedical research]. Tiede&edistys 31(1), 105-118. (In Finnish) [PDF]

Tupasela, A. (2006) When Legal Worlds Collide: From Research to Treatment in Hereditary Cancer PreventionEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
15(3), 257-266.

Tupasela, A. (2006)  Locating Tissue Collections in Tissue Economies - Deriving Value From Biomedical ResearchNew Genetics and Society 25(1/April), 33-49.

Tupasela, A. (2004) Ihmiskudoksen lääketieteellinen käyttö Suomessa [The medical use of human tissue in Finland].  Suomen Lääkärilehti 43, 4162-4164. (In Finnish)

Tupasela, A. (2002) Meeting Governmental Demands? Research Groups as Economic Engines. Technology, Society, Environment 2, 33-46.

Tupasela, A. (2000) Intellectual Property Rights and Patenting: Can Centralized Technology Transfer Save Public Research? Science Studies 13(2), 3-22. [PDF]


Tupasela, A. (2008) Consent Practices and Biomedical knowledge Production in Tissue Economies.  Academic Dissertation.  University of Helsinki, Department of Sociology. Link to PDF version.

Edited volumes and journal issues:

Tupasela, A. (ed.) (2010) Consumer medicine.  TemaNord: 530. Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen.

Tournay, V. and Tupasela, A. (2009) Guest editors of special issue on standardization in medical practices. Science Studies 22(2).


Sihvo, S., Snell, K., Tupasela, A., Jallinoja, P., Aro, A.R., Hämäläinen, A. and Hemminki, E. (2007) Väestö, biopankit ja lääketieteellinen tutkimus.  Suomalaisten suhtautuminen lääketieteellisten näytteiden käyttöön.  STAKESin Työpapereita 18.


Tupasela, A. (2012) Governing Hereditary Disease in the Age of Autonomy - Mutations, Families and Care. In Webster, A., Tamminen, A. and vermeulen ,N. (eds.) Bio-objects: Life in the 21st Century. Ashgate (forthcoming)

Tupasela, A. (2010) Introduction - Consumer medicine. In Tupasela, A (ed.) Consumer medicine. TemaNord: 530. Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen.

Tupasela, A. (2010) Semantic interoperability and biobanking - The politics of setting standards in tissue economiesIn  Bammé, A., Getzinger, G. and Wieser, B. (eds.). Yearbook 2009 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology & Society. Pp.143-164. München, Wien: Profil.

Book reviews: 

Tupasela, A. (2005) Book review (Päätöksenteon problematiikkaa purkamassa): Kuinka päättää geenitutkimuksiin osallistumisesta? Normatiivinen ja sosiologinen analyysi bayesilaisen menetelmän kelposuudesta avuksi by Seppo Poutanen.  Sosiologia 42/2, 157-158. (In Finnish)

Tupasela, A. (2003) Book review: National Innovation System - Scientific Concept of Political Rhetoric by Reijo Miettinen. Science Studies 16(1), 71-73.

Popular and other texts:

Tournay, V. and Tupasela, A. (2009) Guest editorial: Making a Diffuse Group Consistent and Substantial: Toward a Sociology of Social Texture. Science Studies 22(2): 2-6.

Tupasela, A. (2009) Foreword. Katarina Prpic, Luisa Oliveira and Sven Hemlin (eds.) Women in Science and Technology. Institute of Social Research and ESA/SSTNET, Zagreb.

Tupasela, A. (2005) From Dragons to Databases. EASST Review 24 (2/3).

Tupasela, A. (2001) Tiedon teosta ja omistuksesta. [On the production and ownership of knowledge] Tieteessä tapahtuu 3, 69-70. (In Finnish)

Unpublished and online texts:

Tupasela, A. (2005) The Turtle and the Hare – Biobanking and the First-mover Dilemma. On-line PDF.

Tupasela, A. (2000) Master’s Thesis, University of Helsinki, September 2000
The Privatization of Public Knowledge – Innovation Policy and Intellectual Property Rights at the University of Helsinki.  117 pages.

Conferences and Papers

5.12.2007 "From Standards to Concerted Programs of Collective Action - The Standardization Process of Medical Practices", Paris, France.  
Invited speaker; paper title: Database Federation and Biobanking: Setting Standards for Global Computing.  Paper available on request.

12.10.2007 "HNPCC Research Workshop", Vanajanlinna, Finland.
Invited speaker, paper title: Genetic Subjecthood - Governing Hereditary Disease in the Age of Autonomy.

6.9.2007 "Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society", 8th Conference of the ESA. Glasgow, Scotland.  Paper title: Re-examining Medical Modernization in Biomedical Research.

12.10.2005   “The Politics of Biobanking”, Helsinki, Finland
Seminar organizer and presenter.  Paper title:
Building Tissue Economies from Tissue Collections – Biomedical Research and Policy in Finland

9-12.9.2005 "Re-thinking Inequalities" - 7th Conference of the ESA. Torun, Poland
Paper title: The Empire Strikes Back? Framing Public Opinion in Finnish Biomedical Research.

10 - 11.5.2005 "Technology. Between Enthusiasm and Resistance (TEER2005)". Jyväskylä, Finland.
Paper title: The Turtle and the Hare – Biobanking and the First-mover Dilemma.

28-29.1.2005 "Biotech Age". Lisbon, Portugal
Paper title: Biomedical Research Destabilizing Established Frameworks: Hereditary Disease, Pevention and the Challenge of Regulation.

2-3.10.2004 "Prevention - Prophylactic measures and Welfare in Nordic Countries, the Past and the present." 
Paper title: Cancer Research and prevention in Finland - the Case of HNPCC.

25-28.8.2004 "Public Proofs - Science, Technology and Democracy." EASST/4S conference. Paris, France.  Session organizer with Raymund Werle for 'Property and Ownership in the Life Sciences.'
Presented paper: From World Heritage to Proprietary Asset: Transforming Tissues From Public Resource to Private Property.

12-13.3.2004 "ELSA Biobank Project Workshop", Vienna, Austria
Presented paper: From Discovery to Policy in Finnish Biomedical Research - Locating Tissue Collections in Tissue Economies.

29-30.9.2003 "Biotech Society", Espoo, Finland
Presented paper: From potential to asset:deploying national tissue sample collections in medical research.

11-13.7.2003 "Devices and Designs: Medical Innovation in Historical Perspective", Manchester, UK
Presented paper: Knowledge production processes and technology policy: reformulating national legislation involving medical research. 

27.5.2003 SATSU Seminar series. Presented paper: Socio-economic and politico-scientific concerns in Finnish medicolegal reform.

7-13.7.2002 "The social world in the 21st century: ambivalent legacies and rising challenges. International Sociological Association XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, Australia.  Presented paper: Biotechnology and a new world order?

28.8-1.9.2001 ”Visions and Divisions: Challenges to European Sociology”, Helsinki Finland
Presented paper: Can Biotechnology Meet Governmental Demands? Research Groups as Economic Engines.

23 –24.3.2001  “Sosiologi päivät Rovaniemellä” Rovaniemi, Finland
Science and technology research workgroup organizer.

27-30.9.2000  “Worlds in Transition” 4S/EASST Conference, Vienna, Austria
Presented paper: Intellectual Property Rights and Patenting: Can Centralized Technology Transfer Save Public Research?

20.3.2000 Science Studies seminar, Helsinki, Finland
Presented paper: The Privatization of Public Knowledge – IPR and Patenting at the University of Helsinki


Updated 27.10.2004