Research Group Principal Investigator

    Kirsi Pietiläinen, associate professor (docent), MD, PhD, PSc in Nutrition

    Tel. +358 50 599 2295
    Email kirsi.pietilainen [at] helsinki.fi

    Diabetes and Obesity
    Research Program
    P.O.Box 63, Haartmaninkatu 8
    FI-00014 University of Helsinki
    Finland

Diabetes and Obesity Research Program contact information

Postal Address
Research Programs Unit
Diabetes and Obesity
Research Program
P.O.Box 63, Haartmaninkatu 8
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland

Visiting Address
Biomedicum 1
Haartmaninkatu 8
00290 Helsinki

Tel. +358 2941 911 (tel. exchange)
Fax + 358 2941 26382
Email name.lastname [at] helsinki.fi

Obesity Research Unit - Group members

Kirsi Pietiläinen

Principal Investigator
Kirsi Pietiläinen, associate professor (docent), MD, PhD, PSc in Nutrition
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Biomedicum, Helsinki and FIMM

Kirsi Pietiläinen’s team

Kirsi Pietiläinen was nominated to the prestigious Tenure Track Professorship as rank#1 in the Medical Faculty of the University of Helsinki in 2012. She also leads the Obesity Center, Endocrinology, Abdominal Center, Helsinki University Central Hospital, which belongs to a distinguished group of European Centers of Obesity Management. KP currently chairs the Finnish Practice Guidelines for Obesity and is the member of the working group for Diabetes Guidelines.

PhD students
Sanna Kaye, MD
Sini Heinonen, MD
Elisabeth Rappou, MSc
Mahes Muniandry, MSc
Sakari Jukarainen, Bmed
Joel Rämö, Bmed

Staff
Tarja Vatka
Sari Räsänen
Mia Urjansson
Katja Sohlo

Staff
Tarja Vatka
Sari Räsänen
Mia Urjansson
Katja Sohlo
Juha Rantanen
Kaisa Puisto

Collaborations

FinMIT CoE
Kirsi Pietiläinen’s research group is one of four groups in the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Research on Mitochondria, Metabolism and Disease (FinMIT) of the Academy of Finland, together with Howard Jacobs, Anu Wartiovaara-Suomalainen, and Brendan Battersby.