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  • PL 20 (Tukholmankatu 8)



1993 …2019
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Curriculum vitae


My research interests  are common  disorders of pregnancy: pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and gestational diabetes mellitus. The impact of these disorders is not limited to merely obstetric and pediatric domains. They are also associated with increased risk of morbidity in later life of both the mother and the child. We investigate susceptibility genes, molecular mechanisms, risk factors, and implications to later life of these pregnancy disorders.


Research Coordinator, FinnGen project, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, Helsinki Institute of Life Science, University of Helsinki

Adjunct professor in Medical Genetics, Department of Medical and Clinical  Genetics, Medicum, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki

Associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tampere University Hospital  and Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere


1985  M.D., University of Helsinki

1998 Specialist degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Helsinki

1999  Ph.D., University of Helsinki

2001-2002 Post doctoral fellow, University of Pittsburgh, USA

2002-2003 Post doctoral fellow, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

2005 Specialist degree in Clinical Genetics, University of Helsinki





Fields of Science

  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • Medical Genetics
  • 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes

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

Publications 1993 2019

Exome sequencing of Finnish isolates enhances rare-variant association power

FinnGen Project, Locke, A. E., Havulinna, A. S., Pirinen, M., Eriksson, J. G., Ala-Korpela, M., Järvelin, M-R., Männikkö, M., Laivuori, H., Palotie, A., Salomaa, V., Laakso, M. & Ripatti, S., 15 Aug 2019, In : Nature. 572, 7769, p. 323–+ 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Genetic architecture of human plasma lipidome and its link to cardiovascular disease

FinnGen Project, 24 Sep 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 14 p., 4329.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access


SK Serv, T FinnGen Project, Tabassum, R., Rämö, J. T., Ripatti, P., Koskela, J. T., Kurki, M., Karjalainen, J., Palta, P., Hassan, S., Nunez-Fontarnau, J., Kiiskinen, T. T. J., Soderlund, S., Matikainen, N., Laivuori, H., Havulinna, A. S., Salomaa, V., Pirinen, M., Jauhiainen, M., Daly, M. J. & 3 othersPalotie, A., Taskinen, M. R. & Ripatti, S., Aug 2019, In : Atherosclerosis. 287, p. E14-E15 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Impact of obesity on angiogenic and inflammatory markers in the Finnish Genetics of Pre-eclampsia Consortium (FINNPEC) cohort

the FINNPEC, May 2019, In : International Journal of Obesity. 43, 5, p. 1070-1081 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2008 2017

HLA-alueen geenien yhteys HELLP-oireyhtymään

Heikkinen-Eloranta, J., Laivuori, H., Lokki, A. I. & Lokki, M.

31/10/2013 → …

Project: Research project

Severe pre-eclampsia

Heikkinen-Eloranta, J., Lokki, A. I. & Laivuori, H.


Project: Research project


The Rike Fellowship Award

Hannele Laivuori (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2001 2018

Faculty of Medicine (Organisational unit)

Hannele Laivuori (Assessment)
17 Oct 2018

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Doctoral thesis opponent, Jussi Leppävirta, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku

Hannele Laivuori (Opponent)
1 Jun 2018

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Faculty of Medicine (Organisational unit)

Hannele Laivuori (Assessment)
17 Oct 2018

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

2018 CoLab Membership Conference

Hannele Laivuori (Speaker: Presenter)
2 Sep 20185 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media


Hannele Laivuori


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media