PhD students

MSc Roya Daneshmand:  Serum polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of stroke, Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Supervisors: Docent Jyrki Virtanen, Professor Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen and Docent Sudhir Kurl.

MScPHN, nutritionist Masoud Isanejad: Role of Nutrition in sarcopenia and Fracility among Elderly Women, Ospre Study. Supervisors: Docent Arja Erkkilä and Docent Jaakko Mursu.

Medical student Heidi Kiema: Maternal nutrition and metabolomics of placenta, Kuopio Birth Cohort. Supervisors: Docent Sari Voutilainen, Professor Leea Keski-Nisula, Docent Pasi Huuskonen and Professor Markku Pasanen.

MScPh Petra Kokko: Association between vitamin D and the risk of cancers, Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Supervisors: Docent Jaakko Mursu, Docent Sari Voutilainen and Professor Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen.

MSc, RD Timo Koskinen: Associations between dairy products and risk of CVD and type 2 diabetes, Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Supervisors: Docent Jyrki Virtanen and Docent Sari Voutilainen.

MD Anu Niemelä: Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and its effect on the pregnancy outcome -Electrical feedback for pregnancy nutrition questionnaire as an intervention, Kuopio Birth Cohort (KuBiCo). Supervisors: Professor Leea Keski-Nisula and Docent Sari Voutilainen.

MSc Stefania Norman: Metabolic phenotyping of individual susceptibility on diet and disease. Supervisors: Docent Kati Hanhineva and Docent Jyrki Virtanen.

MSc Asenath Nyantika: Serum long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and blood pressure. Supervisors: Docent Jyrki Virtanen and Professor Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen.

MD, MScPh Olubunmi Olujimisola Olubanwo: Fatty liver index as a screening tool for risk of incident cardio-metabolic mortality and general mortality outcomes, Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Supervisors: Professor Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Docent Jyrki Virtanen and Professor Jussi Pihlajamäki.

MSc Behnam Tajik: The associations of the long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and methylmercury with cardiac electrophysiology and performance during an exercise test in middle-aged and older men. Supervisors: Docent Jyrki Virtanen, Professor Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen and Docent Sudhir Kurl.

Medical student Hanna-Mari Tertsunen: Role of nutrition and gut microbiota in multiple sclerosis, Neurodegeneration in Multiple Sclerosis Study (Neuro-MS). Supervisors: Professor Anne Remes and Docent Sari Voutilainen.  

MSc, RD Heli Virtanen: Associations between dietary protein and protein sources and risk of CVD and type 2 diabetes, Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Supervisors: Docent Jyrki Virtanen and Docent Sari Voutilainen.