Hannele Laivuori


Curriculum Vitae


My research interests  are common  disorders of pregnancy: pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and gestational diabetes mellitus. The impact of these disorders is not limited to merely 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 of these pregnancy disorders.



Research Coordinator, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki

University lecturer (Research), Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki

Adjunct professor in Molecular Genetics, Medicum, Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki



1985  M.D., University of Helsinki

1998 Specialist degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Helsinki

1999  Ph.D., University of Helsinki

2001-2002 Post doctoral fellow, University of Pittsburgh, USA

2002-2003 Post doctoral fellow, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

2005 Specialist degree in Clinical Genetics, University of Helsinki



2014-2018 Academy of Finland

2014 -2015 Finska Läkaresällskapet

2011-2016 EU 7th Framework Programme (InterPregGen)

2010-2015 Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation



Latest publications

  1. Fetal Microsatellite in the Heme Oxygenase 1 Promoter Is Associated With Severe and Early-Onset Preeclampsia

    Kaartokallio, T., Utge, S., Klemetti, M. M., Paananen, J., Pulkki, K., Romppanen, J., Tikkanen, I., Heinonen, S., Kajantie, E., Kere, J., Kivinen, K., Pouta, A., Lakkisto, P. & Laivuori, H. Jan 2018 In : Hypertension. 71, 1, p. 95-102 8 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. E-pub ahead of print
  3. Placental Morphology Is Associated with Maternal Depressive Symptoms during Pregnancy and Toddler Psychiatric Problems.

    Lahti-Pulkkinen, M., Cudmore, M., Haeussner, E., Schmitz, C., Pesonen, A-K., Hämäläinen, E., Villa, P. M., Mehtälä, E. S., Kajantie, E. O., Laivuori, H. M., Reynolds, R. M., Frank, H-G. & Räikkönen, K. 2018 In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. Reviewer of PhD thesis / Johanna Känsäkoski

    Laivuori, H. (Pre-examiner)

    Activity: ExaminationPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

  2. Supervision of Master's thesis / Jenni Lahtinen

    Laivuori, H. (Supervisor)

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

  3. Tox Talks 14: Recent progress in the study of preeclampsia

    Laivuori, H. (Speaker: Presenter)
    24 Jun 201728 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest prizes

  1. The best thesis Award 2000

    Hannele Laivuori (Recipient), 2000

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. The Rike Fellowship Award

    Hannele Laivuori (Recipient), 2002

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. Finngen: FinnGen

    Palotie, A., Pitkänen, K., Jalanko, A., Lyhs, U., Donner, K. M., Kaunisto, M., Kurki, M. I., Kristiansson, K., Laiho, P., Laivuori, H., Loukola, A. & Palta, P.

    15/08/2017 → …

    Project: Research project

  2. Severe pre-eclampsia

    Heikkinen-Eloranta, J., Lokki, A. I. & Laivuori, H.


    Project: Research project

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