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Education/Academic qualification

Professor of pediatric immunology, Linköping University

Immunology, Docent, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Immunology, PhD, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Medicine, MD, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

External positions

Vice President, Head of Lung Immunity, AstraZeneca R&D, AstraZeneca

1 Aug 2014 → …


  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • immunology
  • autoimmune diseases
  • narcolepsy
  • type 1 diabetes
  • allergology

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

Publications 1997 2019

Immunomodulatory effects of antipsychotic treatment on gene expression in first-episode psychosis

Mantere, O., Trontti, K., Garcia-Gonzalez, J., Balcells, I., Saarnio, S., Mäntylä, T., Lindgren, M., Kieseppa, T., Raij, T., Honkanen, J. K., Vaarala, O., Hovatta, I. & Suvisaari, J., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Psychiatric Research. 109, p. 18-26 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Effect of Hydrolyzed Infant Formula vs Conventional Formula on Risk of Type 1 Diabetes The TRIGR Randomized Clinical Trial

TRIGR Study Group, Hyytinen, M., Knip, M., Åkerblom, H. K., Al Taji, E., Becker, D., Bruining, J., Castano, L., Danne, T., de Beaufort, C., Dosch, H-M., Dupre, J., Fraser, W. D., Howard, N., Ilonen, J., Konrad, D., Kordonouri, O., Krischer, J. P., Lawson, M. L., Ludvigsson, J. & 13 othersMadacsy, L., Mahon, J. L., Ormisson, A., Palmer, J. P., Pozzilli, P., Savilahti, E., Serrano-Rios, M., Songini, M., Taback, S., Vaarala, O., White, N. H., Virtanen, S. M. & Wasikowa, R., 2 Jan 2018, In : JAMA : The Journal of the American Medical Association. 319, 1, p. 38-48 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Altered regulation and expression of genes by BET family of proteins in COPD patients

Malhotra, R., Kurian, N., Zhou, X-H., Jiang, F., Monkley, S., DeMicco, A., Clausen, I. G., Dellgren, G., Edenro, G., Ahdesmaki, M. J., Clausen, M., Oberg, L., Israelsson, E., Belfield, G. & Vaarala, O., 1 Mar 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 3, 17 p., 0173115.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Avoidance of Cow's Milk-Based Formula for At-Risk Infants Does Not Reduce Development of Celiac Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Finnish TRIGR Pilot Study Group & Teramo, K., 2017, In : Gastroenterology. 153, 4, p. 961-970 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Rotavirus Vaccination and the Risk of Celiac Disease or Type 1 Diabetes in Finnish Children at Early Life

Vaarala, O. M. A., Jokinen, J., Lahdenkari, M. & Leino, T., Jul 2017, In : Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 36, 7, p. 674-675 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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