The Panic team

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 and Pediatric Endocrinology, 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 of Exercise Physiology, MD, MPH, PhD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Kai Savonen

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

David Laaksonen

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

Ursula Schwab

Professor of Nutrition Therapy, 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

Jyrki Ågren

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

Aino-Maija Eloranta

Docent of Clinical Nutrition, PhD in Nutrition, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland

Eero Haapala

Adjunct Professor in Paediatric Exercise Physiology, University of Jyväskylä, 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

Postdoctoral scientists:

Niina Lintu

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

Taisa Sallinen

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

Sonja Soininen

MD, PhD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland,                    Social and Health Center, City of Varkaus

Aino Mäntyselkä

MD, PhD, Specialist in Pediatrics and General Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kuopio University Hospital, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Virpi Sidoroff

MD, PhD, Specialist of Pediatrics, Kuopio University Hospital

Juuso Väistö

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

Doctoral scientists:

Tuomo Tompuri

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

Henna Jalkanen

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

Saija Savinainen

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

Sehrish Naveed

MD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Annum Iqbal

MD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland and University of Jyväskylä

Eeva Lampinen

MSc, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Henri Karvinen

Medical Student, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Mirja Methuen

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

Santeri Seppälä

MD, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Tina Salmi

MSc, Medical Student, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Annie Constable

MSc Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK

Sanna Kettunen

MD, Specialist in Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Kuopio University Hospital

Hannamari Skog

Master of Health Sciences, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Veera Virkkala

Dental Student, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Nina Smolander

MSc, Health Sciences, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Research Support:

Merja Atalay

Research Secretary, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Kirsi Saastamoinen

Research Nurse, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Panu Karjalainen

MSc, Physical Activity Specialist, Data Manager, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Tuula-Riitta Mutanen

Research Nurse, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Taina Vihavainen

Laboratory Technician, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland

Leena Saario

Financial Secretary, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland