Prof. Kalervo Hiltunen, M.D., Ph.D.
Biocenter Oulu and Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Oulu
P.O.Box 3000, FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
University of Oulu, Aapistie 7, FIN-90220 Oulu, Finland
Phone: +358-(0)294 481150,
e-mail: kalervo.hiltunen (at) oulu.fi
For more information, see Kalervo Hiltunen's home page at FBMM.
Our research addresses lipid biology and biochemistry, with a tight link to biomedicine and nutrition. We use mouse, yeast and cellular models with perturbations in mitochondrial and peroxisomal metabolism and employ genomics, physiological, biochemical, biophysical and imaging approaches to identify signalling pathways that respond to disturbances in order to understand the molecular mechanisms by which fatty acids and their metabolites affect cellular function. The work includes three interlinked research areas: (i) mitochondria and regulation of metabolism, (ii) modified fatty acid metabolites and peroxisomes, and (iii) intracellular solute channels.