Cardiovascular Imaging // People

Group Leader

Timo Liimatainen, Ph.D.

Doctoral Students

Hanne Laakso (née Hakkarainen)
Muhammad Arsalan Khan
Elias Ylä-Herttuala

Timo Liimatainen Details

Current Positions

Research Director
Medical Physicist trainee (Kuopio University Hospital)

Contact Information

University of Eastern Finland
A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences
Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine
P.O.Box 1627
FI-70211 Kuopio

E-mail: timo.liimatainen (at)
Mobile phone +358 44 717 5452

Academic Degrees

Master of Science, University of Kuopio 2003
Ph.D., University of Kuopio 2007
Adjunct Professor in Experimental magnetic resonance and cardiac imaging (UEF) 2011

Positions and Appointments

Research Fellow, University of Kuopio 2003-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota USA, 2007-2009
Senior Scientist, University of Eastern Finland 2009-2015
Postdoctoral Researcher (Academy of Finland) 2011-2014
Research Director, University of Eastern Finland 2016-

Major Research Interests

Development of endogenous MRI contrasts
Apply MRI to detect cardiovascular diseases and therapy responses