UTU Research Faculty of Medicine – UTU RFM
  • Research Faculty is the research community of the Faculty of Medicine.
  • Research Faculty enables targeted dissemination of information of funding opportunities to the researchers.
  • Membership in the Research Faculty enables you to receive additional research funding granted by the Faculty of Medicine.
  • Research Faculty makes it easier to disseminate information about faculty's research to the audiences outside the University.
  • You can apply to the Research Faculty if you are an adjunct professor (docent) or have comparable academic qualifications and competence. Experience in managing academic research and success in obtaining complementary funding for research is also required.
  • The Dean appoints the members of the Research Faculty.


Members of the Research Faculty

| A | B, C | D, E | F, G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q, R | S | T | U, V, W | X, Y, Z | Å, Ä, Ö |


Aro, Hannu: Orthopaedic Research Unit
Axelin, Anna: Health in Early Life and Parenthood

B, C

Chen, Zhi Jane: The essential role of Th17/Treg cells in inflammation and tumorigenesis

D, E

Elenius, Klaus: Signaling of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases in Cancer and Development

F, G

Gursoy, Ulvi Kahraman: Bacterial Signalling Molecules in Immune Response Regulation and Biofilm Eradication/ Exploring the Role of Nrf2/ARE Pathway in Periodontitis


Haaparanta-Solin, Merja: PET imaging of neuropathological changes in animal models of Alzheimer's disease
Hannukainen, Jarna: Exercise responses on non-skeletal metabolism
He, Qiushui: Bacterial infections: translational genomics, immunity and prevention
Heino, Terhi: The role of mesenchymal stem cells in fracture healing
Hietala, Jarmo: Etiology and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders
Huupponen, Risto: Pharmacoepidemiology of statins and oral anticoagulants
Hytönen, Jukka: Lyme borreliosis: a comprehensive approach
Hänninen, Arno: Microbiota and gut immune system in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes
Hänninen, Pekka: Laboratory of Biophysics


Ilonen, Jorma: Immunogenetics of autoimmune diseases
Irjala, Heikki: Head and Neck Cancer Research
Ivaska, Kaisa: Bone and energy metabolism

Jaakkola, Panu: Oxygen sensing molecules in kidney cancer
Jalkanen, Sirpa: Cell trafficking
Jartti, Tuomas: Respiratory viral infections and the development of childhood asthma
Juonala, Markus: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
Järveläinen, Hannu: Extracellular matrix macromolecules in health and disease
Jääskeläinen, Satu K.: Mechanisms, central modulation, and diagnosis of neuropathic pain


Kaasinen, Valtteri: Monoaminergic neurotransmitters
Kalliokoski, Kari: Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of high-intensity interval training
Kantola, Ilkka: Pulse wave velocity as a marker of cardiovascular disease
Karlsson, Hasse: FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study
Karlsson, Linnea: FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study: Early Life Stress
Kiviniemi, Tuomas: CAREFIB Consortium
Kiviranta, Riku: Molecular regulation of bone metabolism
Knuuti, Juhani: Advanced imaging in heart disease
Korhonen, Päivi E.: Prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease  
Kotaja, Noora: RNA regulation in male germ cells
Kähäri, Veli-Matti: Skin cancer and proteinase research group


Laitinen, Kirsi: Early Nutrition and Health


Nuutila, Pirjo: Adipose-Brain-Gut-Pancreas Interaction in Obesity and type 2 Diabetes


Oksi, Jarmo: Positron emission tomography (PET) in the diagnostics of infections and autoimmune vasculitis
Oresic, Matej: Systems Medicine


Peltola, Ville: Viral and bacterial respiratory tract infections in children
Peltonen, Sirkku: Neurofibromatosis and Cell-cell Interaction Group
Peltonen, Juha: Cancer syndrome/Rasopathy NF1:  pathoetiology and epidemiology
Perheentupa, Antti: Novel Treatment Targets & Diagnostic Tools for Endometriosis
Polo, Päivi: Interaction of sleep, breathing, endocrine function, mental health and cognition
Poutanen, Matti: ​Mechanisms of Steroid Hormone Action
Pulliainen, Arto: ​Cellular microbiology – how bacteria manipulate host cell signaling

Q, R

Rahman, Nafis: Novel Treatment Strategies for Endocrine Tumors ​
Rinne, Juha: Amyloid imaging in the early detection of Alzheimer´s disease

Saaresranta, Tarja: Sleep Research Unit
Saarijärvi, Simo: Alexithymia in young adults
Salanterä, Sanna: Digital Nursing Turku
Salminen, Paulina: Appendicitis Research
Savolainen, Johannes: Allergology Research
Scheinin, Harry: Anesthesia Mechanisms


Tenovuo, Olli: Traumatic brain injury research group
Teräs, Mika: Medical physics research
Tezvergil-Mutluay, Arzu: Adhesive Dentistry Research Group
Toppari, Jorma: ​The early determinants of reproductive health

Vahtera, Jussi: Public health research
Vallittu, Pekka: Biomaterials Science
Vuopio, Jaana: ​Molecular epidemiology, carriage and antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial pathogens

X, Y, Z

Å, Ä, Ö

Äärimaa, Ville: Operative treatment of shoulder disorders

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