PhD, Title of Docent
Research Coordinator, Profi6 Fibrobesity
Biomedicine in general; Human genetics
My early research interests were generally in trying to understand the predisposing or protective role of genes and non-genetic factors in individual susceptibility to diseases and biologic responses. After completing my PhD in 2001 I was granted a title of Docent in Human Genetics on 2008.
My post-doc research focused on genetics of preterm birth and molecular mechanisms associated with genetic predisposition to multifactorial diseases such as respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in babies born preterm. Ever since, I have widened my scope to versatile tasks related to research, researcher training and academic administration in general.
Having shifted from an active researcher career to coordination tasks, my current research interests are very wide ranging from my special area of scientific expertise on biomedical sciences to the university-level research programmes. I coordinate the multidisciplinary Profi6 research programme Fibrobesity – Preventing Fibrosis Related to Obesity.
- FibroHealth – Combatting Fibrosis in Chronic Diseases
- Fibrobesity - Preventing Fibrosis Related to Obesity
- Top Research of the University of Oulu
- Responsible researcher assessment
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