1993 …2024

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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

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Publications and projects within past five years.