About Us

We are a team of scientists at THL and University of Turku performing multi-disciplinary research ranging from classical epidemiology to multi-omics analysis. In addition to general cardiovascular epidemiology, our research focuses on the epidemiology of hypertension in large scale population cohorts.

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Projects

Blood Pressure Measurement

Investigating new, more accurate methods for measuring blood pressure.

FinnGen

A project with a goal to genotype up to 500 000 unique Finnish blood samples and associate the genetic data with nationwide health records.

Hypertension Onset Age

Our goal is to study the impact of age of hypertension onset on cardiovascular disease risk.

MORGAM / BiomarCAre

A consortium of 26 European cardiovascular disease cohort studies with >300,000 participants.

Multi-omics and Hypertension

Studying the interrelations of gut microbiome, plasma metabolome, and genome in the pathophysiology of hypertension.

euCanSHare

A joint EU-Canada project to establish a cross-border data sharing and multi-cohort cardiovascular research platform.

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Principal Investigator

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Teemu Niiranen

Professor, PI

Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Hypertension

Researchers

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Anni Kauko

Statistics, Bioinformatics

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Ville Langén

Cardiovascular epidemiology, Thyroid disease

PhD Students

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Arttu Lehtonen

Electrocardiography

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Felix Vaura

Genetic and phenotypic clustering of hypertension

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Joonatan Palmu

Metabolome, Microbiome

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Jouko Nurkkala

Sex differences in risk of cardiovascular disease

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Karri Suvila

Age of hypertension onset

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Matti Vuori

Heart failure

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Saana Karelius

Retirement and blood pressure

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Sam Sivén

Home BP Measurement

Alumni

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Annika Lindroos

Nephrology fellow

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Eeva Juhanoja

Oncology resident

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Jouni Johansson

Adjunct professor, General practitioner

Funding

Academy of FinlandHospital District of Southwest FinlandFinnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
The Finnish Medical FoundationEmil Aaltonen FoundationPaavo Nurmi Foundation

Contact

  • Mail address: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turku, P.O. Box 52, 20521 Turku; Visiting address: Turku University Hospital, building 11A, 4th floor.
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