Pregnancy and Genes

Organisational unit: Research Group

Organisation Profile

Pregnancy and Genes - translational research in common obstetric disorders

Pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and gestational diabetes mellitus are common disorders of pregnancy. The impact of these disorders is not limited to obstetric and pediatric domains. They are also associated with increased risk of morbidity in later life of both the mother and the child. We investigate susceptibility genes, molecular mechanisms, risk factors, and implications to later life.

Postdoctoral fellows: 

Tiina Jääskeläinen PhD, Jenni Heikkinen-Eloranta MD, PhD

Graduate students:

Tea Kaartokallio MSc, Miira Klemetti MD, Inkeri Lokki MSc, Katja Murtoniemi MD, Sanna Suomalainen-König MD, Pia Villa MD

Undergraduate student: Jenni Lahtinen BSc 

Laboratory technician: Susanna Mehtälä

Research nurse: Eija Kortelainen



Latest publications

  1. Epigenetic clock at birth and psychiatric problems during early childhood

    Publication: Conference contributionA4 Article in conference publication (refereed)

  2. Variants in the fetal genome near FLT1 are associated with risk of preeclampsia

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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