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Niina
Pitkänen
Institute of Biomedicine

Contact

+358 29 450 4364
+358 50 406 3612
Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

genetics
genomics
statistics
bioinformatics
epidemiology
cardiovascular diseases
metabolic diseases
risk factors

Biography


EDUCATION AND DEGREES

2011   PhD, Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland

1999   MSc, Genetics, University of Turku

CURRENT POSITION

Senior scientist, Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Turku

PAST POSITIONS

2013 – 2015   Post-doctoral researcher/study coordinator, Institute of Clinical Medicine / Neurology,    University of Eastern Finland

2011 - 2013   Senior scientist, Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Turku

2002 - 2011   Post-graduate student, Department of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland


Publications

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Genome-wide association study of sexual maturation in males and females highlights a role for body mass and menarche loci in male puberty (2014)

Human Molecular Genetics
Cousminer DL, Stergiakouli E, Berry DJ, Ang W, Groen-Blokhuis MM, Korner A, Siitonen N, Ntalla I, Marinelli M, Perry JRB, Kettunen J, Jansen R, Surakka I, Timpson NJ, Ring S, Mcmahon G, Power C, Wang C, Kahonen M, Viikari J, Lehtimaki T, Middeldorp CM, Pol HEH, Neef M, Weise S, Pahkala K, Niinikoski H, Zeggini E, Panoutsopoulou K, Bustamante M, Penninx BWJH, Murabito J, Torrent M, Dedoussis GV, Kiess W, Boomsma DI, Pennell CE, Raitakari OT, Hypponen E, Smith GD, Ripatti S, McCarthy MI, Widen E
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Common variants at 6q22 and 17q21 are associated with intracranial volume (2012)

Nature Genetics
Ikram MA, Fornage M, Smith AV, Seshadri S, Schmidt R, Debette S, Vrooman HA, Sigurdsson S, Ropele S, Taal HR, Mook-Kanamori DO, Coker LH, Longstreth WT, Niessen WJ, DeStefano AL, Beiser A, Zijdenbos AP, Struchalin M, Jack CR, Rivadeneira F, Uitterlinden AG, Knopman DS, Hartikainen AL, Pennell CE, Thiering E, Steegers EAP, Hakonarson H, Heinrich J, Palmer LJ, Jarvelin MR, McCarthy MI, Grant SFA, St Pourcain B, Timpson NJ, Smith GD, Sovio U, Nalls MA, Au R, Hofman A, Gudnason H, van der Lugt A, Harris TB, Meeks WM, Vernooij MW, van Buchem MA, Catellier D, Jaddoe VWV, Gudnason V, Windham BG, Wolf PA, van Duijn CM, Mosley TH, Schmidt H, Launer LJ, Breteler MMB, DeCarli C, Adair LS, Ang W, Atalay M, vanBeijsterveldt T, Bergen N, Benke K, Berry D, Coin L, Davis OSP, Elliott P, Flexeder C, Frayling T, Gaillard R, Groen-Blokhuis M, Goh LK, Haworth CMA, Hadley D, Hedebrand J, Hinney A, Hirschhorn JN, Holloway JW, Holst C, Hottenga JJ, Horikoshi M, Huikari V, Hypponen E, Kilpelainen TO, Kirin M, Kowgier M, Lakka HM, Lange LA, Lawlor DA, Lehtimaki T, Lewin A, Lindgren C, Lindi V, Maggi R, Marsh J, Middeldorp C, Millwood I, Murray JC, Nivard M, Nohr EA, Ntalla I, Oken E, Panoutsopoulou K, Pararajasingham J, Rodriguez A, Salem RM, Sebert S, Siitonen N, Strachan DP, Teo YY, Valcarcel B, Willemsen G, Zeggini E, Boomsma DI, Cooper C, Gillman M, Hocher B, Lakka TA, Mohlke KL, Dedoussis GV, Ong KK, Pearson ER, Price TS, Power C, Raitakari OT, Saw SM, Scherag A, Simell O, Sorensen TIA, Wilson JF
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases 4 (TIMP4) in a population of young adults: Relations to cardiovascular risk markers and carotid artery intima-media thickness. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study (2012)

Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Oikonen M, Wendelin-Saarenhovi M, Siitonen N, Sainio A, Juonala M, Kahonen M, Lyytikainen LP, Seppala I, Lehtimaki T, Viikari JSA, Jarvelainen H, Raitakari OT
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Common variants at 12q15 and 12q24 are associated with infant head circumference (2012)

Nature Genetics
Taal HR, St Pourcain B, Thiering E, Das S, Mook-Kanamori DO, Warrington NM, Kaakinen M, Kreiner-Moller E, Bradfield JP, Freathy RM, Geller F, Guxens M, Cousminer DL, Kerkhof M, Timpson NJ, Ikram MA, Beilin LJ, Bonnelykke K, Buxton JL, Charoen P, Chawes BLK, Eriksson J, Evans DM, Hofman A, Kemp JP, Kim CE, Klopp N, Lahti J, Lye SJ, McMahon G, Mentch FD, Muller-Nurasyid M, O'Reilly PF, Prokopenko I, Rivadeneira F, Steegers EAP, Sunyer J, Tiesler C, Yaghootkar H, Breteler MMB, Debette S, Fornage M, Gudnason V, Launer LJ, van der Lugt A, Mosley TH, Seshadri S, Smith AV, Vernooij MW, Blakemore AIF, Chiavacci RM, Feenstra B, Fernandez-Banet J, Grant SFA, Hartikainen AL, van der Heijden AJ, Iniguez C, Lathrop M, McArdle WL, Molgaard A, Newnham JP, Palmer LJ, Palotie A, Pouta A, Ring SM, Sovio U, Standl M, Uitterlinden AG, Wichmann HE, Vissing NH, DeCarli C, van Duijn CM, McCarthy MI, Koppelman GH, Estivill X, Hattersley AT, Melbye M, Bisgaard H, Pennell CE, Widen E, Hakonarson H, Smith GD, Heinrich J, Jarvelin MR, Jaddoe VWV, Adair LS, Ang W, Atalay M, van Beijsterveldt T, Bergen N, Benke K, Berry D, Bradfield JP, Charoen P, Coin L, Cousminer DL, Das S, Davis OSP, Elliott P, Evans DM, Feenstra B, Flexeder C, Frayling T, Freathy RM, Gaillard R, Geller F, Groen-Blokhuis M, Goh LK, Guxens M, Haworth CMA, Hadley D, Hedebrand J, Hinney A, Hirschhorn JN, Holloway JW, Holst C, Hottenga JJ, Horikoshi M, Huikari V, Hypponen E, Iniguez C, Kaakinen M, Kilpelainen TO, Kirin M, Kowgier M, Lakka HM, Lange LA, Lawlor DA, Lehtimaki T, Lewin A, Lindgren C, Lindi V, Maggi R, Marsh J, Middeldorp C, Millwood I, Mook-Kanamori DO, Murray JC, Nivard M, Nohr EA, Ntalla I, Oken E, O'Reilly PF, Palmer LJ, Panoutsopoulou K, Pararajasingham J, Prokopenko I, Rodriguez A, Salem RM, Sebert S, Siitonen N, Sovio U, St Pourcain B, Strachan DP, Sunyer J, Taal HR, Teo YY, Thiering E, Tiesler C, Uitterlinden AG, Valcarcel B, Warrington NM, White S, Willemsen G, Yaghootkar H, Zeggini E, Boomsma DI, Cooper C, Estivill X, Gillman M, Grant SFA, Hakonarson H, Hattersley AT, Heinrich J, Hocher B, Jaddoe VWV, Jarvelin MR, Lakka TA, McCarthy MI, Melbye M, Mohlke KL, Dedoussis GV, Ong KK, Pearson ER, Pennell CE, Price TS, Power C, Raitakari OT, Saw SM, Scherag A, Simell O, Sorensen TIA, Timpson NJ, Widen E, Wilson JF, Ang W, van Beijsterveldt T, Bergen N, Benke K, Berry D, Bradfield JP, Charoen P, Coin L, Cousminer DL, Das S, Elliott P, Evans DM, Frayling T, Freathy RM, Gaillard R, Groen-Blokhuis M, Guxens M, Hadley D, Hottenga JJ, Huikari V, Hypponen E, Kaakinen M, Kowgier M, Lawlor DA, Lewin A, Lindgren C, Marsh J, Middeldorp C, Millwood I, Mook-Kanamori DO, Nivard M, O'Reilly PF, Palmer LJ, Prokopenko I, Rodriguez A, Sebert S, Sovio U, St Pourcain B, Standl M, Strachan DP, Sunyer J, Taal HR, Thiering E, Tiesler C, Uitterlinden AG, Valcarcel B, Warrington NM, White S, Willemsen G, Yaghootkar H, Boomsma DI, Estivill X, Grant SFA, Hakonarson H, Hattersley AT, Heinrich J, Jaddoe VWV, Jarvelin MR, McCarthy MI, Pennell CE, Power C, Timpson NJ, Widen E, Ikram MA, Fornage M, Smith AV, Seshadri S, Schmidt R, Debette S, Vrooman HA, Sigurdsson S, Ropele S, Coker LH, Longstreth WT, Niessen WJ, DeStefano AL, Beiser A, Zijdenbos AP, Struchalin M, Jack CR, Nalls MA, Au R, Hofman A, Gudnason H, van der Lugt A, Harris TB, Meeks WM, Vernooij MW, van Buchem MA, Catellier D, Gudnason V, Windham BG, Wolf PA, van Duijn CM, Mosley TH, Schmidt H, Launer LJ, Breteler MMB, DeCarli C
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))