Research Units and Disciplines


  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physiology
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Head of Unit: Jukka Hakkola

Vice Head of Unit: Timo Hautala

Cancer and Translational Medicine

  • Anatomy and medical cell and developmental biology
  • Oral pathology
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Pathology
  • Cancer and radiotherapy

Head of Unit: Juha Tuukkanen

Vice Head of Unit: Taina Turpeenniemi-Hujanen

Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH)

  • Public Health
  • Environmental health

Head of Unit: Jouni Jaakkola

Vice Head of Unit: Timo Hugg

Center for Life Course Health Research

  • Physiatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Computational Medicine
  • Sport medicine
  • Occupational Health Care
  • General Practice

Head of Unit: Markku Timonen

Vice Head of Unit: Juha Auvinen

Clinical Neuroscience

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Head of Unit: Kari Majamaa

Vice Head of Unit: Juha Veijola

Internal Medicine

  • Internal medicine
  • Forensic science
  • Pulmonary diseases

Head of Unit: Olavi Ukkola

Vice Head of Unit: Juha Perkiömäki

Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology (MIPT)

  • Medical technology
  • Medical Physics
  • Radiology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Head of Unit: Osmo Tervonen

Vice Head of Unit: Miika Nieminen

Nursing Science and Health Management

  • Nursing Science
  • Health Management

Head of Unit: Helvi Kyngäs

Vice Head of Unit: Maria Kääriäinen

Oral Health Sciences

  • Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic Physiology
  • Oral Development and Orthodontics
  • Cariology, Endodontology and Paediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontology and Geriatric Dentistry
  • Community Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Radiology

Head of Unit: Pekka Ylöstalo

Vice Head of Unit: Kirsi Sipilä


  • Dermatology and venerology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Children's Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Head of Unit: Kaisa Tasanen-Määttä

Vice Head of Unit: Riitta Veijola

Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care

  • Anesthesiology
  • Surgery
  • Intensive Care

Head of Unit: Juhana Leppilahti

Vice Head of Unit: Juha Saarnio

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Last updated: 18.1.2021