Brain Research Unit - Clinical Drug Research

The Brain Research Unit is a part of the Clinical Research Center that is committed to conducting high quality research in clinical science and in drug development in collaboration with local, national and international research groups and pharmaceutical industry.

The unit works in...

Clinical Alzheimer Research

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.

ALSOVA - A 5-Year Alzheimer's Disease Fo...

Clinical Epilepsy Research

Research Group is led by Professor Reetta Kälviäinen

More information can be found from the research group home page

Nutritional epidemiology research group

Our research concentrates on the investigation of associations between dietary factors and risk of major chronic diseases and their risk factors, utilizing both population studies and clinical trials in humans.

Multiple Sclerosis - research group

Our specific aims are:

To elucidate the role of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis using modern brain imaging and OCT methods in correlation with clinical variables and biomarkers. We also evaluate the correlation of heart rate variability and autonomic dysfunction with neuro...

Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Therapy

Our research is based on randomized controlled dietary inervention studies examining the effects of nutrients, diet and lifestyle on metabolism and risk of non-communicable diseases. We concentrate on the health effects of the quality of dietary fat, dietary fiber and dietary patterns. Lately, we...

Clinical Research Centre - CRC

CRC focuses its clinical research on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention on nationally important chronic diseases, e.g. neurological diseases, diabetes, vascular diseases, obesity and diseases of bone and cartilage.

It works in close collaboration with the Kuopio University Hos...

Jyrki Virtanen

Associate Professor , Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition