Dr. Mikko Hiltunen

Dr. Mikko Hiltunen

Prof. Mikko Hiltunen has completed his Ph.D from the University of Kuopio, Finland, in which after he conducted postdoctoral studies at the MGH/Harvard Medical School, USA. Currently he works at the University of Eastern Finland and he is responsible for genetic, epigenetic and functional studies related to AD. He has published over 130 articles in the international scientific journals with referee practice. He has worked as an invited research grant reviewer and domain expert for several scientific institutions. He has supervised several PhD as well as MSc and BSc theses. He is an editorial board member of four international scientific journals and a board member of several research consortia.

Research interests

  • Identification novel risk gene variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)  and elucidation of their effects on processes relevant for AD pathogenesis.
  • Elucidation of the effects of epigenetic alterations on the function of AD-related genes in conjunction with risk gene variations and altered expression.
  • Characterization the functional role of AD-related risk genes, pathways, and co-morbidities in AD pathogenesis using in vitro and in vivo disease models. The focus in these models is set to the factors that affect ß-amyloid generation, degradation, and clearance as well as tau pathology.
Role: Researcher

Contact Details

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  • Address
    University of Eastern Finland, Institute of Clinical Medicine / Neurology
    P.O.Box 1627 (Yliopistonranta 1C)
  • City
    Kuopio
  • Zip Code
    FI-70211
  • Country
    Finland
  • Telephone
    +358403552014

List of Partners

USFD   UIO   KCL   UMA
USFD      UIO      KCL      UMA
 
VTT   EMC   PRH   TO
VTT   EMC   PRH   TO
 
ESI   HIRS   STH   ICL
ESI   HIRS   STH   ICL
 
ASD   PMS   UCL   EIBIR
ASD   PMS   UCL   EIBIR
 
EMP   ETHZ   UEF    
EMP   ETHZ   UEF    

 

UEF Team

  • Biography Dr. Hall graduated from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in 2011 with the degree…
  • Hilkka Soininen, MD, PhD, Professor in Neurology, is as expert in Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, biomarkers…
  • Prof. Mikko Hiltunen has completed his Ph.D from the University of Kuopio, Finland, in which…
  • Dr. Pitkänen works as a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Hilkka Soininen’s group in the Institute of…
  • MD, PhD, Chief physician in neurology, FTD cohort; Anne Koivisto, MD, PhD, neurologist, clinical studies…
  • Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, MD, PD, biochemist, is the head of biomarker laboratory at UEF serving CSF…
  • PhD, docent in psychology.