FibroHealth - Combatting Fibrosis in Chronic Diseases

Fibrosis is a major pathologic process in several chronic diseases. It is estimated to contribute to nearly half of the mortality in western countries. Fibrosis is a scarring process where functional tissue is replaced by excess extracellular matrix leading eventually to organ failure and death.

FibroHealth – Combatting Fibrosis in Chronic diseases (FibroHealth) is one of University of Oulu´s interdisciplinary research fields integrating biomedical and human sciences.

Research themes

FibroHealth strengthens and expands our high-level fibrosis related research to generate impactful new knowledge of the molecular, epidemiological, clinical and behavioral basis of fibrosis in complex chronic diseases and unhealthy ageing. The goal of our innovative multidisciplinary ecosystem is to develop novel effective preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic options to combat fibrotic diseases and associated adverse societal outcomes.   

Fibrohealth research community is wide in several faculties and also cross-links with other profiling themes, especially GenZ, DigiHealth, HiDyn and 6GESS - see Top Research under "Strengthening human capabilities in the digital era", "Digitalized solutions for future healthcare", "Dynamic data modelling", and "6G solutions for data-driven society". 

FibroHealth currently covers the following Academy of Finland funded themes running in parallel: Profi3 Fibrosis Diseasome and Profi6 Fibrobesity.

FibroHealth Researcher Community

Membership in FibroHealth Researcher Community

Register to Fibrobesity, or more broadly, to the FibroHealth community by filling in this form. It only takes a couple of minutes and gives you a lot in return, with no obligations!

To whom? - FibroHealth membership is open to researchers at all career levels from professors and principal investigators to postdocs and doctoral researchers at the University of Oulu who works with Fibrobesity topics in biomedical and/or other relevant fields such as human sciences which relate to either fibrosis or obesity, or both. 

Why join and register? – Member benefits :

  • FibroHealth digital workspace to receive targeted information of Fibrobesity activities and opportunities
  • Contribution to and participation in Fibro1/2 and Fibro3 Research Hubs, new platforms for collaboration
  • Eligibility to participate in Fibrobesity funding calls such as New Research Initiatives and Visitors’ programme
  • Receiving a Fibrobesity Newsletter 

Acting together we can do more and promote University of Oulu fibrosis research to a new level!

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