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Mirja Leivuori

Mirja Leivuori

Head of Unit, Reference Laboratory

PhD (Analytical Chemistry), University of Helsinki
MSc (Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry), University of Helsinki

Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE
Laboratory Centre
Reference Laboratory (VLAB), Proftest SYKE

Postal address: Mustialankatu 3, 00790 Helsinki
Email: firstname.lastname@syke.fi
Phone: +358 295 251 366

Twitter: @Mleivuori

Current tasks

I am working as head of unit of reference laboratory group at SYKE’s Laboratory Centre. My tasks are:

  • be responsible for the group’s activities and administrative duties
  • be responsible for Proftest SYKE's proficiency testing activities and its development
  • act as expert in the field of quality of the environmental data nationally and internationally
  • participate to acts and development of SYKE’s national reference laboratory activities


I have been working in Finnish Environment Institute since 2009. First as senior scientist in the proficiency testing of SYKE and 2010-2013 as head of unit of reference laboratory unit. Since 2014 I have been working as head of unit of reference laboratory group. My expert duties include act as coordinator in physico-chemical interlaboratory comparisons and proficiency test. With those ensuring the reliability and comparability of data (environmental) nationally and internationally. In the past, I have worked in the research and administrative tasks in Finnish Institute of Marine Research nearly for 17 years. My research dealt with heavy metals and nutrients in sediment of the Baltic Sea. At the same time, I became familiar with field works and sampling, as well as marine chemistry and hydrology.

Other duties

Metrology Advisory Board, alternate (since 2010)
Finnish representative in EEE-PT working group (since 2009)
Technical assessor of the Finnish accreditation service (FINAS) in field of inorganic chemistry since 2009 and in organization of proficiency tests since 2015.


Mirja Leivuori in the SYKE’s library database
Mirja Leivuori on Research Gate

Published 2020-10-19 at 11:19, updated 2020-12-09 at 13:08

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