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.
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).
Nuorempitutkija, Department of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition
Transcription factors regulate their target genes not only upon specific stimuli, but also through binding to specific DNA sequences. Genetic variation that occurs on those binding sequences may disturb target gene expression. It is also a potential source for the “missing variation” in polygenic...
We study the immunological dysfunctions in human type 1 diabetes by utilizing samples from well-characterized Finnish clinical cohorts and by using state-of-the-art biomedical methodology
University researcher (tenure track), Institute of Public Health
Nuorempi tutkija, School of Pharmacy
University Teacher, Department of Nursing Science
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Clinical Nutrition