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  • PL 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

20162018
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Description of research and teaching

In my research I examine gene x environment interaction effects on physical and mental health. I am particularly interested how stress may alter functioning of human genome and epigenome.

I am working with Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (HBCS), Glycyrrhizin in Licorice (Glaku) and Preeclampsia and Offspring Development (Predo) data. I also participate in big GWAS projects. My supervisors are Docent Jari Lahti and Professor Katri Räikkönen. 

In spring 2016 I together with my colleague Kadri Haljas organized a 10-lecture course 'Behavioral genetics in the lifespan context'. 

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, MA, St.Petersburg State University

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology
  • Behavioural genetics
  • Developmental Psychology

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

Publications 2016 2018

  • 6 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Conference article

FoxO1, A2M, and TGF-beta 1: three novel genes predicting depression in gene X environment interactions are identified using cross-species and cross-tissues transcriptomic and miRNomic analyses

Cattaneo, A., Cattane, N., Malpighi, C., Czamara, D., Suarez, A., Mariani, N., Kajantie, E., Luoni, A., Eriksson, J. G., Lahti, J., Mondelli, V., Dazzan, P., Räikkönen, K., Binder, E. B., Riva, M. A. & Pariante, C. M., Nov 2018, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 23, 11, p. 2192-2208 17 p.

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The epigenetic clock and pubertal, neuroendocrine, psychiatric, and cognitive outcomes in adolescents

Suarez, A., Lahti, J., Czamara, D., Lahti-Pulkkinen, M., Girchenko, P., Andersson, S., Strandberg, T. E., Reynolds, R. M., Kajantie, E., Binder, E. B. & Räikkönen, K., 18 Jul 2018, In : Clinical epigenetics. 10, 12 p., 96.

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The Epigenetic Clock at Birth: Associations With Maternal Antenatal Depression and Child Psychiatric Problems

Suarez, A., Lahti, J., Czamara, D., Lahti-Pulkkinen, M., Knight, A. K., Girchenko, P., Hämäläinen, E., Kajantie, E., Lipsanen, J., Laivuori, H., Villa, P. M., Reynolds, R. M., Smith, A. K., Binder, E. B. & Räikkönen, K., May 2018, In : Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 57, 5, p. 321-+ 10 p.

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Associations between maternal risk factors of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and the offspring epigenetic clock of gestational age at birth

Girchenko, P., Lahti, J., Czamara, D., Knight, A. K., Jones, M. J., Suarez Figueiredo, A., Hämäläinen, E., Kajantie, E., Laivuori, H., Villa, P. M., Reynolds, R. M., Kobor, M. S., Smith, A. K., Binder, E. B. & Räikkönen, K., 8 May 2017, In : Clinical epigenetics. 9, 14 p., 49.

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Early Life Stress, FKBP5 Polymorphisms, and Quantitative Glycemic Traits

Suarez Figueiredo, A., Lahti, J., Kajantie, E., Eriksson, J. G. & Räikkönen, K., Jun 2017, In : Psychosomatic Medicine. 79, 5, p. 524-532 9 p.

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Activities 2015 2016

  • 5 Types for other activities - Other

Summer school 'Genome-Wide Data Analysis'

Anna Suarez Figueiredo (Participant)
10 Jul 201615 Jul 2016

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Poster presentation "Maternal depression during pregnancy and epigenetic age in their newborns: The PREDO study"

Anna Suarez Figueiredo (Participant)
8 Sep 201611 Sep 2016

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Poster presentation "Early life stress, FKBP5 polymorphisms and insulin"

Anna Suarez Figueiredo (Participant)
15 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

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Gene Forum

Anna Suarez Figueiredo (Participant)
9 Jun 201610 Oct 2016

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Poster presentation 'Early life stress, FKBP5 polymorphisms and type 2 diabetes'

Anna Suarez Figueiredo (Participant)
16 Oct 201520 Oct 2015

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