Responsive Natural Resources Governance Research Group

The main aim of this research group is to analyse the local, bilateral and multilateral environmental governance interventions and agreements. We also study policy changes and strategical processes, such as the transition towards circular and bio-based economy.

Water Chemistry and Microbiology Research Group

The Water Chemistry and Microbiology Research Group at University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is a passionate bunch of individuals united by a common interest of solving the crucial water pollution challenges faced globally. Our experts specialize in water and wastewater treatment technologies and m...

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...

Changing places of social transformation

The research group studies social, spatial and cultural transformations of small urban communities. We are interested in the transformations in livelihoods, politics, demographies and cultures in such communities as well as the diversification of the local economies. With a focus on Finland and N...

Markku Niemivirta

Professor , School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education

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.

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...