Our research

I have strong interdisciplinary background in science. Since then I graduated from University of Jyväskylä as MSc in Exercise Physiology I have worked in different researcher positions. I gained my doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Turku within the field of Clinical Physiology. Currently, I work as an Academy of Finland funded Academy Research Fellow at the Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland. In addition, I also hold Adjunct Professor Positions in University of Turku and University of Jyväskylä.

During the years, I have gathered strong knowledge in the use of modern imaging technologies (especially Positron Emission Tomography) in the sport and exercise sciences and clinical medicine, as well as the research in these fields in general. My main research interests are related to physiology of skeletal and cardiac muscles, especially from exercise, cardiovascular, and metabolic aspects. I have studied a lot the mechanisms that regulate blood flow and its distribution within skeletal muscles during acute exercise. On the other hand I have also participated in research projects in clinical medicine and has been project manager in a phase 1 clinical drug study. The common aim of my current projects is to investigate the role of exercise intensity – more specifically high-intensity interval training – in the prevention and treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases.

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