Molecular Mechanisms Of Cardiometabolic Diseases

Cardiometabolic diseases are the most common cause of death worldwide. The main goal of our group is to identify novel molecular mechanisms of development of calcific aortic valve disease and to reveal the effects of maternal cardiometabolic diseases on placental molecular processes and metabolic...

Diabetes and Heart Disease Research Unit

Diabetes and Heart Disease Research Unit is focusing mainly on
- genetic studies of type 2 diabetes,
- congenital hyperinsulinemia,
- early onset atherosclerosis and
- inherited heart diseases (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy).

The le...

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...

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.

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.

Vascular Biology (Laakkonen)

'From basic science to translational impact.'
The goal of our junior research group is to improve therapeutics and diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases by understanding the biology behind the diseases. The main focus is in studying vascular anomalies and aortic aneurysms. Particularly ...

Diana Schenkwein

Senior Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Jukka Lipponen

Grant-funded Researcher , Department of Applied Physics