Simo Saarakkala

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Simo Saarakkala

Dr. Saarakkala currently acts as Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu. He is also a Scientific Director of Infotech Oulu Focus Institute, University of Oulu. Prof. Saarakkala held an ERC Starting Grant for 2014-2018, and is now holding an ERC Proof of Concept Grant for 2020-2021.

Prof. Saarakkala has published 216 peer-reviewed scientific articles on different aspects of musculoskeletal imaging and biomechanics, particularly focusing on osteoarthritis. He is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of osteoarthritis imaging. Prof. Saarakkala's DIOS (Diagnostics of Osteoarthritis) research group is focusing on diagnostics and imaging of osteoarthritis at different levels, i.e. from tissue and cell level up to the clinical level. The primary goal in his research is to better understand the etiology and progression of osteoarthritis as well as to develop novel methodologies to diagnose the disease at early phase, and predicts its clinical progression, when there would still be treatment options for patients.

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216

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6175

publications citations in total

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Contact information

E-mail

Simo.Saarakkala@oulu.fi

Phone number

+358294486002

Visiting address

Aapistie 5A
FI-90220 Oulu
Finland

Postal address

POB 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu,
Finland