Kalervo Hiltunen


Short CV

Mitochondrial lipid metabolism and regulation of cell function

Our research work will be carried out at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, and it is the basic research in lipid biology and biochemistry with the tight link to biomedicine and nutrition. The work includes two interlinked focus areas:

(i)  Polyunsaturated fatty acids and regulation of metabolism

(ii) Physiological role of mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis

The subprojects require a deep understanding of lipid- and protein biochemistry, and address the regulatory interplay between cells and intracellular organelles and metabolic compartmentalization in a physiological context. Different model organisms (yeast, mouse, rat and human) and technical approaches (e.g. protein chemistry, molecular genetics, molecular biology, membrane electrophysiology and structural biology) will be used to address particular biological questions.

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Last updated: 9.1.2019