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


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Areas of expertise

Positron Emission Tomography
project planning
project management
project budgeting
exercise physiology
skeletal muscle
physical activity


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.  


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.


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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)