Stem cells and mitochondria

Our major research interest are mitochondrial disease and stem cells energetics.

We use induced pluripotent stem cell based cellular models to study molecular mechanisms underlying mitochondrial disease, with focus on neural and cardiac models.

We are also interested in mitochondrial function and energy metabolism of stem cells in normal and pathological conditions.

Stem cell center

We serve as a Biocenter Kuopio core laboratory for stem cell work and routinely generate induced pluripotent stem cells from fibroblasts. We can also help with culture and differentiation of stem cells.

Stem cell center: https://www.uef.fi/en/web/aivi/stem-cell-center