Curriculum vitae

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Research Manager, Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Finland
  • Coordinator, Finnish Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease,  Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Finland
  • Adjunct professor, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Adjunct professor, Department of Physiology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

 

CURRENT WORK ADDRESS

Turku PET Centre
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
FIN-20520 Turku
FINLAND

Telephone: +358-3132891
Email: firstname.lastname at utu.fi

 

EDUCATION, DEGREES, AND TITLES

  • 2012 Adjunct Professor (”dosentti” in Finnish).University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland (exercise metabolism).
  • 2004 Adjunct Professor (”dosentti” in Finnish).University of Turku, Turku, Finland (cardiovascular physiology).
  • 2001 Ph.D. University of Turku, Turku, Finland(clinical physiology), disputation 24.11.2001
  • 1998 M.Sc. University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland(major: Exercise physiology, minors: Information technology, Biomechanics and Mathematics)

 

ACADEMIC THESIS

  • Ph.D. dissertation. The Effects of Exercise and Endurance Training on Skeletal Muscle and Myocardial Blood Flow. Studes Using Positron Emission Tomography. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis, D 471. Painosalama Oy, Turku, Finland, 2001.
  • M.Sc. thesis. Normobaarisessa hypoksiassa asumisen ja normoksiassa harjoittelun vaikutukset sykkeisiin ja sykevaihteluihin ortostaattisessa testissä ja submaksimaalisessa kuormituksessa. (In Finnish only).University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, 1998.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

  • Research Manager, Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2017 –
  • Coordinator, Finnish Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2017 –
  • Senior  Researcher, Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2016 – 2017
  • Academy Research Fellow, Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2011 – 2016
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Health and Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, 2015 – 2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, 2012 –
  • Scientist, Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2004 – 2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2004 –
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2003 – 2004
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Turku PET Centre, Turku, Finland, 2001 – 2003
  • Investigator, Turku PET Centre, Turku, Finland, 1998 – 2001
  • Part-time research assistant, Research Institute for Olympic Sports, Jyväskylä, Finland, 1997 – 1998.
  • Part-time research assistant, Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, 1997 – 1998.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

REVIEWER IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

  • Acta Physiologica
  • American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology
  • American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology
  • Autonomic Neuroscience
  • Chinese Journal of Physiology
  • Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
  • European Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Frontiers in Physiology
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Journal of Endocrinology
  • Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  • Journal of Physiology
  • Medical Science Monitor
  • Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise
  • Microvascular Research
  • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
  • Physiological Measurement
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

 

EDITORSHIPS

 

PhD THESIS OPPONENT

  • Søren Møller Madsen. The metabolic, inflammatory and vascular effects of 8 weeks low volume high intensity interval training (HIIT): Non-invasive pilot-studies in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients and individuals with high-risk of metabolic syndrome. University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015. Link.

 

PhD THESIS REVIEWER

  • Aapo Veijalainen. Clinical correlates of arterial stiffness, tone, and reactivity in children. University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland, 2016.
  • Mika Silvennoinen. The oxidative capacity of skeletal muscle: effects of genotype, high-fat diet and physical activity. University of Jyväskylä, 2016.
  • Jaana Karjalainen. Cardiovascular autonomic function in coronary artery disease patients with and without type 2 diabetes : significance of physical activity and exercise capacity. University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 2013. Link.
  • Antti Kiviniemi. Measurement of cardiac vagal outflow by beat-to-beat R-R interval dynamics. University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 2006. Link.

 

GRANT REVIEWER

  • Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland
  • National Osteoporosis Society, UK
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland
  • Academy of Finland, Finland
  • Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Clinical Research, Finland

 

REVIEWER FOR DOCENTSHIP OR ALIKE

  • Gerhard Tschakert, University of Graz, Graz, Austria, 2016
  • Mika Venojärvi. University of Eastern Finland, Finland, 2015
  • Neil Cronin. University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 2013.
  • Juha Hulmi. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 2013.

 

PhD THESIS SUPERVISION

FINISHED

  • Tiina Saanijoki. Neurobiology of physical exercise: Perspectives on pychophysiological effects and opioidergic neurotransmission. University of Turku, Turku, Finland. Defended June 16, 2018. Link.
  • John Kindred. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Defended November 2017. PDF
  • Marja Heiskanen. Right ventricular metabolic responses to high-intensity interval and moderate-intensity continuous training: studies by positron emission tomography. University of Turku, Turku, Finland. Defended June 9, 2017. Link.
  • Tahir Masood. Calf muscle activation strategies with healthy and injured Achilles tendon. University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland. Defended May 12, 2015. Link.
  • Ilkka Heinonen. The role of adenosine and its receptors in the regulation of myocardial and skeletal muscle blood flow. University of Turku, Turku, Finland. Defending: February 19, 2010. Link.
  • Jarna Hannukainen. The effects of increased physical activity and aerobic fitness on healthy monozygotic twins. With special reference to heart and skeletal muscle. University of Turku, Turku, Finland 2006. Defended Oct 27, 2006. Link.
  • Marko Laaksonen. The Acute Effects of Exercise on Skeletal Muscle Blood Flow. Positron Emission Tomography Studies in Healthy Subjects. University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2005. Defended Apr 23, 2005. Link.

ONGOING

  • Joonas Eskelinen. University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
  • Kumail Motiani. University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
  • Tanja Sjöros. University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Academy of Finland Award for Social Impact, Academy of Finland, 2013.
  • Messner Prize 2005 For excellence in research and ethics in sports medicine, Messner Foundation, October 2006.
  • Prof. Dr. Wildor Hollman’s Award of the best study in Sports Cardiology. XXVII FIMS World Congress on Sports Medicine, June 5-9,2002, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2nd prize of the ECSS Young Investigator Award. 6th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science, July 24-28.2001, Cologne, Germany.
  • Finalist in the Martti J Karvonen Young Investigator Award -competition. International 16th Puijo Symposium ”Health Related Physical Activity and Fitness in Health Promotion and Medical Care – Evidence-based Exercise Prescription”, June 26-29, 2001, Kuopio, Finland.

 

SELECTED INVITED LECTURES

  • ”Riittääkö arkiliikunta vai tarvitaanko muutakin?” Turun Lääketiedepäivien avajaissessio, Turun lääketiedepäivät 2016, marraskuu 2016.
  • ”HIT – nopeasti huippukuntoon?”. Tieteellinen symposium: ”Liikunnan ihmepilleri – hyötyä vai haittaa?” Turun lääketiedepäivät 2016, marraskuu 2016.
  • Tyypin 2 diabetes: Epidemiologia ja liikunnan vaste. ”Liikunta – Terveydenhuollon käyttämätön hoitomuoto” – seminaari. Turku, huhtikuu 2016.
  • Imaging of exercise responses with PET. “PET Basics” –course, Turku, huhtikuu 2011.
  • Liikunta ja metabolia: HIT-harjoittelulla puhtia aineenvaihduntaan? Tays:n sisätautien klinikan seminaarisarja. Tampere, lokakuu 2015.
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of exercise responses – 16 years of experience from Turku PET Centre. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, May 2015.
  • Liikuntalääketieteellinen tutkimus – Liikuntatieteen ja lääketieteen risteyksessä. Turku AMK:n tutkimushoitajakoulutus, Turku, maaliskuu 2015.
  • Can we benefit from high intensity interval training (HIIT): physiology, health and time sparing. 15th International Symposium, University of Jyväskylä, Nov 2014.
  • HIIT-harjoittelu. Suomen kliinisen fysiologian yhdistys ry:n syyskoulutuspäivät. Lahti, marraskuu 2014.
  • Skeletal muscle and myocardial perfusion imaging with positron emission tomography (PET). Planmecan seminaari, Helsinki, lokakuu 2014.
  • Urheilijan sydäntutkimukset – mikä on normaalia? Aineenvaihdunnan muutokset. Suomen Kardiologisen Seuran Syyskokous, Helsinki, lokakuu 2014.
  • High intensity interval training for patients with chronic diseases. The International 22nd Puijo Symposium, Kuopio, Finland, 24.-28.6.2014.
  • PET imaging of exercise responses – Turku experiences. XIII Turku PET Symposium, Turku, Finland, 24.-27.5.2014.
  • Käytännön kokemuksia kliinisestä tutkimuksesta – liikuntatieteilijä kliinisenä tutkijana. Terveystieteellisen tutkimuksen seminaarisarja 2014, Turku, huhtikuu 2014.
  • Liikunnan sydänvaikutusten tutkiminen positroniemissiotomografialla. Liikuntalääketieteen päivät 2012, Helsinki, 6.-7.11.2012
  • Imaging the whole-body responses to exercise with Positron Emission Tomography. The Systems Biology of Exercise: Cardiorespiratory & Metabolic Integration, University of Leeds, UK, Aug 16 -17, 2012.
  • What can Positron Emission Tomography (PET) offer for Muscle and Tendon research? Nordic Muscle Tendon Research Group –meeting, Oslo, Norway, May 21-22, 2012.
  • High-intensity interval training – is it really healthy? PhD Course: New aspects on exercise for health, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 11.5.2012.
  • New aspects on exercise with PET and MR imaging. Systems biology annual meeting 2011, Viking Amorella, 11.10.2011.
  • Use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in sport and exercise science. Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway, Feb 9, 2011.
  • PET skeletal muscle flow during rest and exercise. PhD-course: Cardiovascular Imaging. The Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 22-26, 2010.
  • Exercise-diet interactions and post-prandial metabolism of carbohydrates. International 20th Puijo Symposium ”Physical Exercise in Health Promotion and Medical Care: Current Evidence for Metabolic Syndrome”, June 23-26, 2009, Kuopio, Finland.
  • Positron emission tomography—measurement of muscle energy metabolism during exercise. In Measurement of energy metabolism in humans – theory and applications. Jyväskylä, Finland, Nov 20-22, 2008.
  • Detection of muscle perfusion and metabolism heterogeneity using PET, NIR, and NMR. In “Workshop on investigation of human muscle function in vivo”, Nashville, TN, USA, October 20-23, 2005.
  •  Positron emission tomography, the method of choice to study physiology and metabolism in vivo. In ”9th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Sciences”,Clermont-Ferrand, France, July 3-6, 2004.
  •  Muscle and connective tissue blood flow – why use PET for the measurements. In ”From structure to function of skeletal muscle and tendon tissue: Methods to study adaptations to exercise”, satellite symposium of the 8th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Sciences, Salzburg, Austria, July 7-9, 2003.

 

SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, International Council of Nordic Walking, 2017 –
  • Member of the Board, The Finnish Society of Sport Sciences, 2017- 2018
  • Deputy Member of the Board, The Finnish Society of Sport Sciences, 2013-2016
  • Scientifc Secretary of XI Turku PET Symposium, 24 – 27 May, 2008. Turku, Finland. 1.1.2007 – 27.5.2008.
  • Board member of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Molecular Imaging in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, 2008-2013
  • Accountant of the Finnish Physiological Society, 2009-

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • State Research Funding, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Paavo Nurmi foundation, 2013
  • Novo Nordisk Foundation, 2013
  • Academy of Finland, Academy Research Fellow, 2011-2016
  • Academy of Finland, Post-doctoral researcher, 2003-2005, 2005-2007
  • Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland, 1999-2005, 2007-2009, 2011-2013
  • Finnish Centre of Excellence in Molecular Imaging in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, 2008-2013
  • Turku University Foundation, Finland, 2002, travel grant
  • Juho Vainio Foundation, Finland, 2002, 2003
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation: South-Western Finland fund, Finland, 2002
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland, 2009
  • Paavo Nurmi Foundation, Finland, 2002
  • Instrumentarium Foundation, Finland, 2000, 2001
  • Finnish Sports Institute Foundation, Finland, 2000, 2001
  • Finnish Foundation for SportResearch, Finland, 1998, 1999
  • Aarne Koskelo Foundation, Finland, 1998

Updated Aug 3, 2018

 

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