Mikko Turunen

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

Redox signaling (Anna-Liisa Levonen group)

Nrf2 is a transcription factor mainly involved in combating cellular stress caused by reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. However, Nrf2 is also involved in cancer and cardiometabolic diseases, making it an essential drug target.

Molecular Physiology

01.01.2009 -
Research group focusses on studying cardiac muscle cell physiology in physiological adaptations and pathology.

Epigenomics of vitamin D

01.10.2000 -
The scientific interest of our team is on mechanisms of gene regulation and its impact on major common diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and cancer. Our investigations use methods of molecular biology, bioinformatics and systems biology.