Professor Nissen is head of the Structural and Functional Studies of Membrane Transporters in Brain group.
Research focus: Protein structure-function of membrane proteins.
Professor Anders Nykjær is a Core Group Leader and head of the Receptor Biology Group at DANDRITE.
Research focus: Cell Biology and animal modeling of neuronal membrane receptor systems.
Professor Henning Jensen is a Core Group Leader and head of the Neurodegenerative Disease Laboratory Group.
Research focus: Molecular neurodegenerative studies.
Dr. Mark Denham is head of the Stem Cells group.
Research focus: Human pluripotent stem cells.
Dr Kvitsiani is head of the Neuronal Basis of Decision-making in Fruit Flies and Mice group.
Research focus: Neuronal circuits and molecular basis of effort based decision-making.
Dr. Nabavi is head of the Memory formation and consolidation at the synaptic and circuit levels Group.
Research focus: Memory formation and consolidation at the synaptic and circuit levels.
Dr. Poulsen is Team Leader of the Membrane Proteins team at DANDRITE and Assistant professor at Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.
Research focus: sodium-potassium pump and transient receptor potential (TRP) channels.
Dr. Takeuchi is Team Leader at DANDRITE, an AIAS-COFUND fellow at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), and associate professor at Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University.
Research focus: Memory selectivity and knowledge updating.
Dr Vanwalleghem is Team Leader at DANDRITE and Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.
Research focus: Gut-brain axis in larval zebrafish.
Dr Yonehara is head of the Spatially Asymmetric Neural Circuits in Visual System group.
Research focus: Structure, function and development of neural circuits in visual system.
Dr Anne von Philipsborn is head of the Circuits for Motor Control and Behavioural Organisation group.
Research focus: Drosophila circuit neuroscience and behaviour.
Professor Mark Daly is head of the Human Disease Genetics group.
Research focus: Human genetic discovery and translation activities.
Dr Aittokallio is head of the Computational Systems Medicine group.
Research focus: Network-centric and machine learning-based approaches to modeling and predicting complex relationships between genetic dependencies and medical phenotypes.
Dr Andrea Ganna is head of the Data Science for Population-scale Registry and Biobank Data group.
Research focus: Statistical and deep learning approaches
Professor Leif Groop is head of the Genomics of Type 2 Diabetes and Related Disorders group.
Research focus: The heterogeneity of diabetes and the pathogenic events leading to type 2 diabetes.
Dr Caroline Heckman is head of the Translational Research and Personalised Medicine group.
Research focus: Pathogenic and drug resistance mechanisms in hematological malignancies.
Dr Peter Horvath is head of the BIOMAG (Biological Image Analysis and Machine Learning Group).
Research focus: Microscopic image segmentation and tracking, Microscopic image correction techniques, and Machine Learning.
Professor Olli Kallioniemi is head of the Individualised Systems Medicine Group.
Research focus: Precision cancer medicine
Professor Jaakko Kaprio, Head of Genetic Epidemiology Group
Research focus: Genetic Epidemiology
Dr Helena Kilpinen is head of the Cellular Genetics of Disease group.
Research focus: Cellular genetics and the cellular basis of developmental and other brain-related disorders
Dr Katja Kivinen is head of the Genomics of Pre-eclampsia group.
Research focus: Pregnancy-related disorders, with focus on pre-eclampsia.
Dr Mika Kontro is head of the Individualized Therapies for Acute Leukemia group.
Research focus: forecasting treatment responses in acute myeloid leukemia; methods are developed in on-going prospective clinical trials to simultaneously validate their full clinical significance.
Professor Johan Lundin is head of the Clinical Informatics and Image-based Diagnostics Group.
Research focus: The group studies and develops methods for personalized prediction of disease outcome and image based diagnostics.
Dr Hanna Ollila is a FIMM-Group Leader.
Research focus: Genetics of sleep.
Dr Miina Ollikainen is head of the Epigenetics of Complex Diseases and Traits Group.
Research focus: To assess the contribution of genome and epigenome to obesity and other complex diseases and traits using study designs suitable for twin and population-based cohorts.
Dr. Lassi Paavolainen is head of the Bioimaging Profiling Group.
Research focus: Uncovering complex information from bioimages using machine learning.
Dr. Aarno Palotie is head of the Genomics of Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Group.
Research focus: The genetics of neurological, neurodevelopmental, and neuropsychiatric traits.
Dr. Pirinen is head of the Computational Genomics Group.
Research focus: The group combines a thorough understanding of statistical modeling with real life experience on what works in practice.
Dr Esa Pitkänen is a FIMM-Group Leader.
Research focus: Esa group focuses novel machine learning and computational methods for biomedicine.
Professor Samuli Ripatti is head of the Statistical and Translational Genetics.
Research focus: Genome-wide variation and its relation to complex traits and diseases, with a particular focus, but not limited to, on cardiovascular diseases and metabolism.
Professor Janna Saarela is head of the Human Immune Disorders group (shared with NCMM).
Research focus: Improving the understanding of biological pathways and pathogenic mechanisms behind rare and common immune diseases
Dr. Taru Tukiainen is head of the Genomics of Sex Differences in Health and Disease Group.
Research focus: The investigation of sex biases in both genetic and transcriptomic data particularly utilizing the extensively-phenotyped Finnish population cohorts.
Dr. Emmy Verschuren is head of the Lung Cancer Model Systems Group.
Research focus: The biological properties of lung cancer drivers in their physiological complex microenvironment, and using this knowledge to build diagnostic models of lung cancer.
Dr. Eero Vuoksimaa is head of the Cognitive and Brain Ageing Group.
Research focus: The group aims to understand the pathways from protective and risk factors to old age cognition and brain health, aiming to improve the early identification of individuals with high risk of cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Elisabeth Widén is head of the Genes Influencing Puberty and Their Impact on Adult Health Group.
Research focus: The group seeks to uncover novel mutations and genes causing fatal arrhythmia, a disorder for which there is an urgent need for more accurate pre-symptomatic molecular diagnosis, and to elucidate the genetic and developmental framework underlying puberty.
Dr. Oliver Billker is head of the Experimental Genomics of Malaria Transmission Group.
Dr. Jonas Barandun is head of the Structural Biology in Infection Medicine Group.
Research focus: The group uses a combination of in vivo assays, biochemistry and cryo-electron microscopy to study macromolecular complexes of specialized pathogenic organisms.
Dr. Ellen Bushell is head of the Parasite-host interactions that govern malaria infection and disease Group.
Dr Johan Henriksson is head of the T cell Systems Biology Group.
Department of Integrative Medical Biology
Director of Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)
Studying proteins and mechanisms that facilitate sculpting of cellular membranes into small vesicular structures
Department of Chemistry
Understanding how proteins function in the species of the human gut microbiome
Andrea Puhar is head of the Endogenous danger signals in infection and inflammation Group.
Björn O. Schröder is head of the Gut Microbiota and Intestinal Mucosal Barrier Function Group.
Dr. Barbara Sixt is head of the Cell-autonomous Immunity Group.
Professor Janna Saarela is head of the Human Immune Disorders Group.
Research Focus: Understanding of biological pathways and pathogenic mechanisms behind rare and common immune diseases.
Dr Camila Esguerra is head of the Chemical Neuroscience Group.
Dr Irep Gözen is head of the Bionanotechnology and Membrane Systems Group.
Dr Emma Haapaniemi is head of the Precision Pediatrics and Gene Editing Group.
Dr Marieke Kuijjer is head of the Computational Biology and Systems Medicine Group.
Area of expertise: Use of computational and systems biology to better understand gene regulation.
Dr Anthony Mathelier is head of the Computational Biology and Gene Regulation Group.
Research Focus: Computational biology, with a focus on gene expression regulation and the mechanisms by which it can be disrupted in human diseases such as cancer.
Dr Nikolina Sekulic is head of the Structural Biology and Chromatin Group.
Research Focus: The Sekulic Group is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that assure genomic stabliity during cell division.
Dr Judith Staerk is head of the Stem Cell Group.
Research Focus: The group focuses on deciphering the molecular processes that govern human pluripotent stem cell renewal and differentiation, and physiological and malignant hematopoitic and neural development.
Dr Sebastian Waszak is head of the Computational Oncology Group.
Research Focus: Large patient populations, multi-modal data integration, and computational methods to study rare cancers. One specific focus is the development of precision medicine strategies for pediatric brain cancer patients.