• PL 20 (Tukholmankatu 8)

    00014

    Finland

19992019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I received my Ph.D. in genetics in 2005 from the University of Helsinki. After that I have worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki and Folkhälsan for several years, as well as a genotyping specialist in the Genotyping Unit of FIMM Technology Centre.

Currently I work as a Senior Researcher and Communications Coordinator at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, University of Helsinki. My main responsibility is to take care of FIMM’s science communication.  I have received further training in communications in 2012-2013 and have expertise in communication planning and implementation. I support other FIMM researchers in their outreach activities by writing press releases and news stories, organizing media events and hosting visitor groups.

My research interests lie in the field of complex trait genetics, especially in the genetics of pain sensitivity and migraine. I have ongoing research collaborations with Aarno Palotie (FIMM), Maija Wessman (Folkhälsan), Eija Kalso (HUS, BrePainGen project) and Ville Pettilä (HUS). I have a role in several EU Research Projects (Gloria, EUROHEADPAIN) and act as a supervisor of several Ph.D. students.

Fields of Science

  • 118 Biological sciences
  • Genetics
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology

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

Publications 1999 2019

  • 49 Article
  • 3 Review Article
  • 2 Conference article

CACNG2 polymorphisms associate with chronic pain following mastectomy

Bortsov, A. V., Devor, M., Kaunisto, M. A., Kalso, E., Brufsky, A., Kehlet, H., Aasvang, E., Bittner, R., Diatchenko, L. & Belfer, I., Mar 2019, In : Pain. 160, 3, p. 561-568 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Common Inflammation-Related Candidate Gene Variants and Acute Kidney Injury in 2647 Critically Ill Finnish Patients

Vilander, L. M., Vaara, S. T., Kaunisto, M. A., Pettilä, V., FINNAKI Study Grp, Laru-Sompa, R., Pulkkinen, A., Saarelainen, M., Reilama, M., Tolmunen, S., Rantalainen, U., Miettinen, M., Suvela, M., Pesola, K., Saastamoinen, P., Kauppinen, S., Kaukonen, K-M., Korhonen, A-M., Nisula, S., Vaara, S. & 81 othersSuojaranta-Ylinen, R., Mildh, L., Haapio, M., Nurminen, L., Sutinen, S., Pettilä, L., Laitinen, H., Syrja, H., Henttonen, K., Lappi, E., Boman, H., Varpula, T., Porkka, P., Sivula, M., Rahkonen, M., Tsurkka, A., Nieminen, T., Prittinen, N., Alaspaa, A., Salanto, V., Juntunen, H., Sanisalo, T., Parviainen, I., Uusaro, A., Ruokonen, E., Bendel, S., Rissanen, N., Lång, M., Rahikainen, S., Rissanen, S., Ahonen, M., Halonen, E., Vaskelainen, E., Poukkanen, M., Lintula, E., Suominen, S., Heikkinen, J., Lavander, T., Heinonen, K., Juopperi, A-M., Kaminski, T., Gäddnäs, F., Kuusela, T., Roiko, J., Karlsson, S., Reinikainen, M., Surakka, T., Jyrkönen, H., Eiserbeck, T., Kallinen, J., Lund, V., Tuominen, P., Perkola, P., Tuominen, R., Hietaranta, M., Johansson, S., Hovilehto, S., Kirsi, A., Tiainen, P., Myllärinen, T., Leino, P., Toropainen, A., Kuitunen, A., Leppänen, I., Levoranta, M., Hoppu, S., Sauranen, J., Tenhunen, J., Kukkurainen, A., Kortelainen, S., Varila, S., Inkinen, O., Koivuviita, N., Kotamäki, J., Laine, A., Ala-Kokko, T., Laurila, J. J., Sälkiö, S., Koivisto, S-P., Hautamäki, R. & Skinnar, M., 11 Mar 2019, In : Journal of clinical medicine. 8, 3, 13 p., 342.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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FinnGen-tutkimuksen lupaukset

Palotie, A., Kaunisto, M., Harju, J., Pitkänen, K., Perola, M. & Jalanko, A., 2019, In : Duodecim. 135, 10, p. 987-996 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

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Heme oxygenase-1 repeat polymorphism in septic acute kidney injury

FINNAKI Study Grp, Vilander, L. M., Vaara, S. T., Donner, K. M., Lakkisto, P., Kaunisto, M. A. & Pettilä, V., 23 May 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 5, 13 p., 0217291.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Analgesic Plasma Concentrations of Oxycodone After Surgery for Breast CancerWhich Factors Matter?

Cajanus, K., Neuvonen, M., Koskela, O., Kaunisto, M. A., Neuvonen, P. J., Niemi, M. & Kalso, E., Apr 2018, In : Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 103, 4, p. 653-662 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2011 2019

BrePainGen

Leal, S., Palotie, A., Korttila, K., Neuvonen, P., Niemi, M. & Kaunisto, M.

20/06/2011 → …

Project: Research project

Digital Health Revolution 2

Sallinen, R. J., Kaunisto, M., Kettunen, K. & Kallioniemi, O.

01/12/201631/03/2019

Project: Research project

Digital Health Revolution

Sallinen, R. J., Kallioniemi, O., Kettunen, K. & Kaunisto, M.

01/08/201430/11/2016

Project: Research project

Activities 2006 2018

EU-LIFE Community Meeting

Mari Kaunisto (Attendee)
22 Oct 201823 Oct 2018

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

FIMM infrastructure platforms and large-scale genomics projects

Mari Kaunisto (Speaker)
26 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Nordic EMBL Partnership Meeting

Mari Kaunisto (Attendee)
12 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

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

FinnGen-tutkimushankkeen tavoitteet ja merkitys

Mari Kaunisto (Speaker)
15 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

European Journal of Pain (Journal)

Mari Kaunisto (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Press / Media

Haastattely TEHY lehteen

Mari Kaunisto

31/10/2012

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media