The PANIC team

Principal investigator: 

Timo Lakka 

Professor of Medical Physiology, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland.

Overview of PI's publications in Pubmed

Senior scientists: 

Jarmo Jääskeläinen 

Professor and Specialist in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Kuopio University Hospital 

Tomi Laitinen

Professor and Specialist in Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital 

Mustafa Atalay

Docent, MPH, MD, PhD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

David Laaksonen

Docent, MPH, MD, PhD, Specialist in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital

Jussi Pihlajamäki

Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Specialist in Endocrinology, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland

Kai Savonen

Docent, MSc, MD, PhD, Specialist in Exercise Medicine and Health Care, Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine

Hanna-Maaria Lakka

Docent, MD, PhD,  Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland  

Henri Tuomilehto

MD, PhD, Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Oivauni Sleep Clinic

Raimo Voutilainen

Professor of Pediatrics, Specialist in Pediatrics and Child Endocrinology, Kuopio University Hospital

Soili Lehto

MD, PhD, Docent (senior researcher) in Experimental Psychiatry and Clinical Specialist in Psychiatry, University of Helsinki and University of Eastern Finland  

Ursula Schwab

Professor of Nutrition Therapy, Department of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland  

Virpi Lindi

PhD in Nutrition, Senior Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland,

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Vanessa de Mello Laaksonen

Assistant Professor in Nutrigenomics (Tenure Track), PhD in Nutrition, Senior Researcher, Department of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland  

Matti Närhi

Professor of Oral Physiology (emeritus), DDS, Institute of Dentistry and Institute of Biomedicine / Physiology, University of Eastern Finland  

Liisa Suominen

Professor, DDS, PhD, Institute of Dentistry, University of Eastern Finland  

Jari Kellokoski

Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases , Kuopio University Hospital,

Institute of Dentistry, University of Eastern Finland

Jyrki Ågren

Docent, PhD in Biochemistry, Senior Lecturer,  Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland  

Anitta Mahonen

Docent, PhD in Biochemistry, Senior Lecturer,  Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland  

Janne Martikainen

Professor of Pharmacoeconomics, PhD, School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland

Helena Länsimies

PhD in Health Sciences, Kuopio University Hospital

Jorma Räsänen

PhD

Postdoctoral scientists: 

Aino-Maija Eloranta

PhD in Nutrition, Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland  

Eero Haapala

PhD in Physiology, Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Anna Viitasalo

MD, PhD in Physiology, Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Tiina Ikävalko

DDS, PhD, Specialist of Ortodontics, Institute of Dentistry, University of Eastern Finland  

Aapo Veijalainen

MD, PhD in Physiology, Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Niina Lintu

PhD in Physiology, Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Taisa Venäläinen

PhD in Nutrition, Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Anu Vierola

DDS, Institute of Dentistry, University of Eastern Finland  

Sonja Soininen

MD, PhD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Virpi Sidoroff

MD, PhD, Specialist of Pediatrics, Kuopio University Hospital

Nina Zaproudina

MD, PhD in Physiology, University teacher, Institute of Dentistry and Institute of Biomedicine / Physiology, University of Eastern Finland  

Maria Luojus

PhD in Epidemiology, Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

 

Doctoral scientists: 

Tuomo Tompuri

MSc, MD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Juuso Väistö

MSc, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Aino Mäntyselkä

MD, Specialist in Pediatrics and General Practice, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Henna Jalkanen

Msc, BSc, Registered Dietitian and Pharmacist, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Eeva Lampinen

MSc, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Santeri Seppälä

MD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Saija Savinainen

MD, Specialist in Pediatrics, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Henri Karvinen

Medical Student, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Andrew Agbaje 

MD, MPH, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Sehrish Naveed

MD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Raluca Mihalache

MSc, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland 

Sheraz Ali

MSc, MPH, King Saud Medical City, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Heidi Korolainen

DDS,  Institute of Dentistry, University of Eastern Finland 

Mirja Methuen

DDS, Specialist in Clinical Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Eastern Finland 

Doctoral scientists from another research team: 

Raimo Joro

MD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Virpi-Liisa Kuvaja-Köllner

MSc in Health Economics, Department of Social and Health Management, University of Eastern Finland 

Soili Törmälehto

MSc. (Pharm), MSc. (Econ.), School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland

 

Research Support:

Panu Karjalainen

MSc, Physical Activity Specialist, Data Management

Emmi Nissinen

MSc, Physical Activity Research Assistant

Sanna Kiiskinen

MSc, Registered Dietitian

(maternity leave)

Aija Laitinen

MSc, Registered Dietitian

Tuula-Riitta Mutanen

Research Nurse

Kirsi Saastamoinen

Research Nurse

Taina Vihavainen

Laboratory Technician

Eija Korhonen

Laboratory Technician

Merja Atalay

Research information and  Study administration

Leena Saario

Financial and Staff Administrator

Karoliina Tenkanen

Financial and Staff Administrator

Eija Vartiainen

Financial and Staff Administrator