Organization profile

Organisation Profile

DPBM is a broad, international doctoral program that organizes training in the fields of biomedicine and translational and molecular medicine. The aim of DPBM is to train internationally competent experts with excellent skills to continue research or work in other demanding expert positions of the public or private sectors.

Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine doctoral candidates have the opportunity to participate in an excellent research training program including basic and advanced courses in biomedical research offered locally, nationally,  and internationally.  The course offerings include an extensive variety of practical training courses, seminar series and scientific symposia.  Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine doctoral candidates may also participate in all courses that are arranged by DSHealth, in areas including transferable skills, and by other doctoral programs in the school.

By joining the combined Student Council of the Doctoral Programmes in Biomedicine and Clinical Research, doctoral candidates can also participate in organizing symposia and other activities.

The Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine operates within DSHealth in the highly international research environments of the Meilahti and Viikki campuses of the University of Helsinki, offering excellent research and training facilities, high quality infrastructure, and extensive networks and collaborations. 

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


Projects 2016 2019

Publications 1995 2019

Anagrelide for gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Pulkka, O-P. A., Gebreyohannes, Y. K., Wozniak, A., Mpindi, J. P., Tynninen, O. K., Icay-Rouhiainen, K. A., Cervera Taboada, A., Keskitalo, S. E., Murumägi, A., Kulesskiy, E., Laaksonen, M., Wennerberg, J. K., Varjosalo, M. T., Laakkonen, P. M., Lehtonen, R. J., Hautaniemi, S. K., Kallioniemi, O-P., Schöffski, P., Sihto, H. & Joensuu, H. T., 2019, In : Clinical Cancer Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A variant in MRPS14 (uS14m) causes perinatal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with neonatal lactic acidosis, growth retardation, dysmorphic features and neurological involvement

Jackson, C. B., Huemer, M., Bolognini, R., Martin, F., Szinnai, G., Donner, B. C., Richter, U., Battersby, B. J., Nuoffer, J-M., Suomalainen, A. & Schaller, A., Feb 2019, In : Human Molecular Genetics. p. 639-649

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Characterization of CDNF-Secreting ARPE-19 Cell Clones for Encapsulated Cell Therapy

Galli, E., Lindholm, P., Kontturi, L-S., Saarma, M., Urtti, A. & Yliperttula, M., 6 Mar 2019, In : Cell Transplantation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Circulating Levels of MicroRNA 423-5p are Associated with 90-day Mortality in Cardiogenic Shock

Jäntti, T., Segersvärd, H., Tolppanen, H., Tarvasmäki, T., Lassus, J., Devaux, Y., Vausort, M., Pulkki, K., Sionis, A., Bayes-Genis, A., Tikkanen, I. T., Lakkisto, P. & Harjola, V-P., 2019, In : ESC Heart Failure. 6, p. 98–102 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2011 2019

The Paulo Foundation (External organisation)

Sanna Lehtonen (Board member)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Amr Elseragy's thesis supervisory board member

Sanna Lehtonen (Supervisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Mitä jokaisen lääkärin tulisi tietää suoliston mikrobiomista

Anne Salonen (Speaker)
10 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Henri Huttunen (Speaker)
4 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Press / Media

Short communication in Duodecim, section In press

Sanna Helena Lehtonen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Suolistomikrobiston ja terveyden yhteyksiä selvittämässä

Anne Maarit Salonen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu Parkinson-postia lehdessä (04/2018)

Henri Juhani Huttunen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview in Helsingin Sanomat

Sanna Helena Lehtonen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media