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Kari
Kalliokoski
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Research Manager
PhD, MSc

Contact

+358 29 450 2789
+358 40 514 5437
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Positron Emission Tomography
project planning
project management
project budgeting
exercise physiology
metabolism
skeletal muscle
heart
training
sport
physical activity

Biography

Adjunct professor Kari Kalliokoski, PhD, MSc currently works as the Research Manager at the Turku PET Centre. He graduated from University of Jyväskylä in 1998 in Exercise Physiology (MSc) and did his PhD work in University of Turku in 1998-2001. After that he has worked as postdoctoral fellow at Turku PET Centre in 2001-2003 and at Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen Denmark in 2003-2004. He returned to Turku PET Centre in 2004 and has thereafter worked in different researcher positions and as a research group leader. In 2004-2011 he worked as research scientist and in 2011-2016 as Academy Research Fellow funded by Academy of Finland. This was followed with a short period as research scientist before he was appointed to his current position as the Research Manager of the Turku PET Centre. In the current position he is responsible for the industry-sponsored studies performed at the Turku PET Centre, This covers all the administrative issues related to the projects, from project planning to project reporting.  

Research

In my researcher career the main research interests have been acute and chronic (training) effects of exercise on human body and especially on skeletal muscle and myocardial blood flow and metabolism.


Publications

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Seasonal variation in the brain μ-opioid receptor availability (2021)

Journal of Neuroscience
Lihua Sun, Jing Tang, Heidi Liljenbäck, Aake Honkaniemi, Jenni Virta, Janne Isojärvi, Tomi Karjalainen, Tatu Kantonen, Pirjo Nuutila, Jarmo Hietala, Valtteri Kaasinen, Kari Kalliokoski, Jussi Hirvonen, Harry Scheinin, Semi Helin, Kim Eerola, Eriika Savontaus, Emrah Yatkin, Juha O Rinne, Anne Roivainen, Lauri Nummenmaa
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Exercise training improves adipose tissue metabolism and vasculature regardless of baseline glucose tolerance and sex (2020)

BMJ open diabetes research and care
Sanna Maria Honkala, Piryanka Motiani, Riikka Kivelä, Karthik Amudhala Hemanthakumar, Erik Tolvanen, Kumail Kumar Motiani, Jari-Joonas Eskelinen, Kirsi A Virtanen, Jukka Kemppainen, Marja Anneli Heiskanen, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Pirjo Nuutila, Kari K Kalliokoski, Jarna Christina Hannukainen
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)