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Kaisa
Huhtinen
Senior Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine
PhD, Adjunct Professor in Cancer Biology

Contact

+358 29 450 2645
+358 50 572 6733
Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Ovarian cancer
personalized medicine
early diagnostics
prediction
prognosis
biomarker
genomics
drug target
interdicipline research;

Biography

2018 Starting as an independent group leader
2016 Adjunct Professor, Cancer Biology, University of Turku
2014 Cell biologist (4 months), Turku University Hospital
2012- Postdoctoral fellow / Senior researcher in Olli Carpén research group, Univ. Turku
2010-2012 Postdoctoral fellow in the ENDOMET study, Prof. Matti Poutanen group, Univ. Turku
2010 Ph.D., Departments of Physiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Turku

Research

I am interested in understanding molecular mechanisms behind high-grade serous ovarian cancer, which is the most lethal type of epithelial ovarian cancer. Our reseach focuses on two main themes: genomic alterations such as gene fusions and development of innovative diagnostic tools. Our ultimate aim is to improve patient survival by 1) developing biomarkers / marker panels for early detection of HGSOC, 2) finding predictive markers enabling personalized therapies, and 3) characterizing new potential drug targets for personalized HGSOC treatment.

Publications

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