Multiscale Imaging Group

01.09.2015 -
The multiscale imaging group is a multidisciplinary team interested in the application, combination and development of imaging modalities focused in brain at several scales. Our greatest interest is the study of the structure of the healthy and diseased brain from the macro- and microscale with n...

Biomedical Image Analysis

01.11.2016 -
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...

Metabolic MR Imaging Group

01.09.2017 -
Our group is interested in the development of novel metabolic imaging using hyperpolarised MRI to gain a better understanding of potential biomarkers for metabolic diseases in brain and in other organs such as heart.

Human Brain Disease Modelling (Lehtonen lab)

Our research focuses on revealing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases, especially Parkinson`s disease (PD). We utilize patient-derived brain cells in novel human-based models, including 3D culture systems and midbrain organoids, to more accurately mimic the diseased bra...

Biomedical MRI

Magnetic resonance techniques have shown great success for non-invasive detection of structural, metabolic and functional abnormalities in progressive pathologies.

EPI-MRI Study Group

Novel brain imaging for presurgical planning.

Research group leader is professor Ritva Vanninen.

Neurobiology of disease

24.10.2017 -
The main goal of our research is to understand the mechanisms that lead to neurodegenerative diseases and to identify novel therapeutic approaches for them. We are interested in the effects of environmental factors (such as air pollution and viral infections) and lifestyle factors on brain healt...

Neurobiology of Memory

Our research group investigates neurobiological mechanisms underlying memory impairment in Alzheimer’s disease and searches for new treatment options to halt the disease progression.

Epilepsy Research

Our goal is to
a) understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of epileptogenesis after traumatic brain injury,
b) to develop interventions to prevent epileptogenesis or alleviate the disease severity.