Vesa Virtanen


Doctoral student


Graduated as MHSc from Medical and Wellness Technology program at University of Oulu in 2018.  Currently working as a PhD student in Professor Simo Saarakkala's Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis group (DIOS) in the research unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology (MIPT).

The current PhD thesis is focused on detection of articular cartilage degeneration with infrared spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy.

Research interests

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Machine learning

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Research groups

  • Doctoral Student, Diagnostics of Osteoarthritis (DIOS)