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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Joonatan Palmu

Metabolome, Microbiome

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Matti Vuori

Heart failure

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Ville Langén

Cardiovascular epidemiology, Thyroid disease

PhD Students

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Irina Wikki

Microbiome and Infections

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Jouko Nurkkala

Sex differences in risk of cardiovascular disease

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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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Arttu Lehtonen

Geriatrician

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Eeva Juhanoja

Oncology resident

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Felix Vaura

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Jouni Johansson

Adjunct professor, General practitioner

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Karri Suvila

Internal Medicine Resident

Recent Publications

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Funding

Academy of FinlandHorizon 2020Hospital District of Southwest Finland
Sigrid Jusélius FoundationMary and Georg C. Ehrnrooth FoundationEmil Aaltonen Foundation
The Finnish Medical FoundationFinnish Foundation for Cardiovascular ResearchPaavo 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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