Henna Konttinen

Early Stage Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Hannah Rostalski

Early Stage Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Annakaisa Haapasalo Group (Molecular Neurodegeneration)

01.06.2015 -
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...

FinFTD - Finnish FTD Research Network

Promoting collaboration and networking in frontotemporal dementia research

The Finnish FTD Research Network (FinFTD) is a network for researchers and research groups investigating or interested in frontotemporal lobar degeneration, including frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and relat...

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...

Tarja Malm

Professor , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Transporter-Targeted Drug Delivery

01.09.2012 -
Endogenous solute carriers (SLCs) and ATP-binding cassette (ABC) proteins transport essential substrates, such as nutrients, hormones, neurotransmitters, metabolites, and drugs across the cell membranes and therefore, have a crucial role in substances’ distribution and disposition in the body. Th...