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 aging. 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.

The FibroHealth research community is wide in several faculties and also cross-links with other profiling themes, especially GenZ, DigiHealth, HiDyn, and 6GESS.

The FibroHealth theme covers the currently ongoing research programme Fibrobesity – Preventing Fibrosis Related to Obesity (Profi6) and the already finished research programme Fibrosis Diseasome (Profi3).

FibroHealth Research Community

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