Research groups

Researchers affiliated with TamCAM have organized themselves under a total of eleven research groups.

Paediatric Clinical Trials Unit (PeeTU)

The group operates at the Tampere University Hospital and offers centralised clinical trial services (phase I-II) to children and adolescents in Finland.

Group leader: Clinical Instructor Sauli Palmu

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Child and Adolescent Health Promotion

The group studies celiac disease in children as well as other intestinal and autoimmune diseases. The group also focuses on obesity and obesity-related comorbidities.

Group leader: Professor Kalle Kurppa

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Computational Neuroscience Group CNS

Research in the group promotes understanding of complex molecular, cellular and circuit level phenomena underlying brain activity dynamics in health and disease.

Group leader: Senior Research Fellow Marja-Leena Linne

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Child Psychiatry

The research activities of the Child Psychiatry group focus on studying the development of small children’s emotional life and parenthood.

Group leader: Professor Kaija Puura

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The Epidemiology group is focused on infectious disease epidemiology and vaccine programs in public health practice.

Group leader: Professor Pekka Nuorti

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The Virology group has a long experience in studies evaluating the role of viruses and other microbes in immune-mediated diseases including type 1 diabetes, asthma, allergy and celiac disease.

Group leader: Professor Heikki Hyöty

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Global Health

The Global Health group focuses on producing and synthesizing scientific evidence that can be used to promote maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health globally, with a special emphasis on reduction of worldwide health disparities.

Group leader: Professor Per Ashorn

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Adolescent Psychiatry

The research group on Adolescent Psychiatry is focused on aggression and violence in adolescent mental disorders; puberty, sexual behavior and gender identity in adolescence; and adolescent mental health epidemiology and health services research.

Group leader: Professor Riittakerttu Kaltiala

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Obstetrics and Clinical Genetics

The Obstetrics and Clinical Genetics group focuses on the impact of common pregnancy disorders, especially hypertensive pregnancy disorders, and rare diseases on maternal and child health.

Group leader: Professor Hannele Laivuori

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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

The Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Research Group, HemoRes, studies the molecular and genetic basis of childhood leukemias and develops novel mechanism-based targeted therapies.

Group leader: Professor Olli Lohi

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NEDIS - Children's and Adolescents' Health Promotion

The NEDIS research group focuses on risk and protective factors on individual, school and societal levels influencing health and wellbeing of school-aged children and adolescents.

Group leader: Emerita Professor Arja Rimpelä

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