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.

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