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Valtteri
Kaasinen
Professor, Clinical Neurosciences
MD, PhD
Movement disorders, neurotransmitters and addictions

Areas of expertise

Clinical Neurology
Movement Disorders
Parkinson's disease
Addictions
Neurotransmitters
Neuroimaging
PET
SPECT
Dopamine System

Biography

Dr. Kaasinen is Professor of Neurology at the University of Turku, and Chief Physician at Neurocenter of Turku University Hospital.

He was appointed as Adjuct Professor of Neurology in 2011, received special competence in medical education in 2016, and was appointed as full Professor of Neurology in 2021. 


Teaching

Dr. Kaasinen has been involved in curriculum planning and implementation of neurology courses since 2013. He is a personal teacher mentor for medical students and has supervised of several PhD students.

Research

Main focus of research is brain function and dysfunction in relation to neurotransmitters, addictions and movement disorders.

Publications

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

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

Vapina (2021)

Kaasinen Valtteri
(D2 Artikkeli ammatillisessa kokoomateoksessa)