Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Research group leader Prof. Remes has a wide expertise in clinical drug trials of multiples sclerosis and she is the chair of Current Care Guidelines for multiple sclerosis in Finland. She is also the Finnish  representative of ECTRIMS council. The research group has tight collaboration with neuroradiology, ophthalmology, cardiology and clinical nutrition.

Our specific aims are:

  • To elucidate the role of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis using modern brain imaging and OCT methods  in correlation with clinical variables and biomarkers. We also evaluate the correlation of heart rate variability and autonomic dysfunction with neurodegenerative biomarkers
  • To evaluate the role of nutrition and cut microbiome in clinical course of multiple sclerosis

Research Director

Anne Remes
Professor, University of Oulu

Research Group

Senior Investigators and Postdocs

  • Päivi Hartikainen, neurologist, MD, PhD
  • Sakari Simula, neurologist, MD, PhD

Doctoral Students

  • Alma Mikkola, BM
  • Tiina Mustonen, BM
  • Marja Niiranen, MD
  • Hanna-Mari Tertsunen, BM