Antti Haapalainen

Antti Haapalainen


Docent, Adjunct Professor, University Researcher, Laboratory Manager

27 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 827 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 96 citations. The author has a h-index of 16.00. (Scopus)


I am a Finnish postdoctoral research fellow currently working in the Perinatal Research Team at the Medical Research Center (MRC) Oulu, University of Oulu. I have docent degree in biochemistry and molecular medicine, and I have visited laboratories in Germany, UK and USA. Currently, my research topic focuses on the biochemistry and molecular biology of human placenta, fetal membranes and uterine muscle as it relates to the project aiming to understand the regulation of the length of pregnancy and particularly the preterm labor. Moreoever, I am acting as a Laboratory Manager both at Clinical Research Center (CRC) and Research Center for Child and Family Well-Being.


Research interests

  • Biochemistry of spontaneous preterm and term birth
  • Placenta


Patent number PCT/US2013/53885; Inventors: Vern L. Schramm, Shanzhi Wang, Antti Marko Haapalainen, Gary Brian Evans, Richard Hubert Furneaux, Keith Clinch, Peter Charles Tyler, and Shivali Ashwin Gulab (New York, 2013)


Research groups

  • Postdoctoral reseacher, Perinatal Research Team, PEDEGO Research Unit,

Research visits

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    1.7.2011 to 30.6.2013

    Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA