Master of Science, University Turku, Finland, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kuopio, Finland, 1977. Docent in Biochemistry, University Kuopio, Finland, 1983.
Assistant, National Topographic Expeditions, Finland, 1964-1968;
praktikant, J.R. Geigy A.G., Basel, Switzerland, 1970;
assistant, U. Kuopio, 1972-1988;
assistant professor biochemistry, U. Kuopio, since 1988;
senior fellow, U. Washington, Seattle, 1978-1979;
scientist, Academy of Finland, Kuopio, 1976-1977, 84;
scientist, Academy of Finland, 1991-1992. Managing director Abcell Corporation, Kuopio, since 1990. Lecturer in biochemistry Open U., Finland, since 1990.
Consultant Orion Corporation, Helsinki, 1987-1989.
Chairman Kuopio National Coalition Party, 1993-1996. Vice member Kuopio City Government, 1993-1996. Member Kuopio Rescue Committee, 1993-1996.
Board directors League of Finnish-American Society, Helsinki, 1985-1989. Chairman, Board Of Directors Kuopio Real EstateCtr, since 1996, Kuopio Humanitas, since 1996. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Sciences, Society Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Fenniae, Rotary, Masons.
Married Ulla Annikki Suro, September 12, 1970. Children: Maijastiina, Taru.