Early stage researchers

Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)

The recruitment process targeted talented and highly motivated ESRs from all over the world. GenomMed selected the researchers following open, merit-based, transparent, impartial and equitable selection procedures. The recruitment of 12 ESRs was done in two calls with identical processes.

Each ESR is a part of one local research group, and each ESR has at least two supervisors. The main supervisor, who is the principal investigator (PI) of the research group, has a full responsibility for the overall management of the ESRs training and research project. Additional supervisors guide the ESR related to their own scientific expertise. The main supervisor together with co-supervisors offer advice and guidance to the ESR towards the completion of their PhD degree.

ESR THESIS PROJECT TITLE
MAIN SUPERVISOR
Simone Adinolfi Metabolic effects of redox transcription factor NRF2 in NSCLCs Prof. Anna-Liisa Levonen
Bhanu Prasad Bandlamudi Elucidating the effect of different sarcomere protein mutations in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using iPSC disease models Prof. Pasi Tavi
Mustafa Beter Non-coding RNA modulation of angiogenesis Prof. Seppo Ylä-Herttuala
Lenka Dvoráková Dynamic functional connectivity assessment of consequences of traumatic brain injury Prof. Olli Gröhn
Natallie Kajevu Systems biology derived drug discovery to improve recovery from traumatic brain injury: in vitro and in vivo validation Prof. Asla Pitkänen
Romika Ravi Hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy: genetic basis and phenotype Prof. Markku Laakso
Aarthi Ravindran Study of gene regulatory mechanisms driving the expression of CAD-associated genes Associate Prof. Minna Kaikkonen-Määttä
Hannah Rostalski Effects of the C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion on neurodegeneration Research Director Annakaisa Haapasalo
Flavia Scoyni The role of non-coding RNAs network in CNs disease Prof. Tarja Malm
Ratika Sehgal Deciphering the molecular and cellular interactions of nutrient- derived metabolites in high-risk type II diabetes individuals Prof. Jussi Pihlajamäki
Juan Miguel Valverde Martínez Rodent MRI brain segmentation Associate Prof. Jussi Tohka
Rebekka Wittrahm Elucidating molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease-associated risk genes Prof. Mikko Hiltunen