Annakaisa Haapasalo Group (Molecular Neurodegeneration)

Our research focus lies in the genetic background and molecular mechanisms underpinning neurodegenerative diseases, especially frontotemporal dementia (FTD). To this end, we utilize a variety of in vitro and in vivo model systems and patient-derived cells, clinical samples and data. We are especi...

Biomarkers for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Research focus: pathogenesis of Alzheimer's research, particularly search for new biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases.

Biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases are needed for early diagnosis, follow-up of the progression of the disease and monitoring of therapeutic responses...

Biomedical Image Analysis

Rapid advances in non-invasive neuroimaging methods have revolutionized the possibilities to study changes occurring in living brain across a variety of time-scales ranging from seconds to an entire life span. A large part of these advances can be attributed to the development of dedicated comput...

Clinical Alzheimer Research Program

Clinical Alzheimer Research groups have a wide expertise in clinical and population based cohorts, risk factors, neuropsychology, biomarkers, genetics, brain imaging, and clinical interventions and trials in AD and mild cognitive impairment.

Clinical Epileptology

Our major research areas are:
- Prognosis, risk factors and biomarkers of epilepsy
- Rare or Orphan epilepsies
- Genetics of epilepsies
- Methodological development
- Clinical epilepsy trials at Kuopio Epilepsy Center

Research group leader is prof...

Department of Neurology

Our department at Kuopio Campus is a research center with experience in basic and clinical neurosciences.
Our research groups are:

- ALSOVA - A 5-Year Alzheimer's Disease Follow-Up Study
- Biomarkers for Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Brain Research Unit - Cl...

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration and Early Onset Dementia

Our major research areas are:
- Psychiatric manifestations in frontotemporal dementia
- Role and etiology of cognitive decline in psychiatric disorders
- Imaging and biomarkers in diagnostics and predicting the clinical course of frontotemporal lobar degeneration