The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is one of the largest universities in Finland with over 15000 students and 2500 staff members on two campuses. The Faculty of Health Sciences, located at the UEF Kuopio campus, is unique in Finland and offers education in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, biomedicine and health sciences. The multidisciplinary research carried out at UEF is of high international standard and has been ranked among the best in several fields. The top-level international strategic research areas at the Faculty of Health Sciences departments participating to EDCMET, A.I.Virtanen Institute, Institute of Biomedicine and School of Pharmacy, address the global challenges of ageing, lifestyles and health, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Within EDCMET, UEF is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the project. UEF scientists from five research groups will be involved in all scientific work packages, including identification of mechanisms of action of EDs in silico, development of ED screening methods using reporter assays, in vitro metabolic profiling of EDs and multi-omics analyses for ED-related AOP refinement and development, development of in vivo models to assess metabolic effects of EDs, and the search for biomarkers for ED exposure from human samples.

At UEF, there are five research groups working in the project

  • Vittorio Fortino, WP1
  • Paavo Honkakoski, WP2
  • Anna-Liisa Levonen, WP2 and WP3
  • Jorma Palvimo, WP2
  • Jaana Rysä, WP3 and WP4



Anna-Liisa Levonen
Coordinator, Professor
University of Eastern Finland, A.I. Virtanen Institute
Tel. +358 40 3589907
Email: anna-liisa.levonen (at)