Human microbiome Research (HUMI)

The human microbiome has been under intense investigation during the past decade and the results implicate its important role in health and a wide range of diseases.

This research has mostly been based on associations between microbiota and health. The Human Microbiome (HUMI) research program is addressing translational aspects and is focusing on causal links between microbiota alterations and the increased risk or development of disease, mechanisms of host-microbe interactions, and microbiota-targeted therapeutics and diagnostics.  This is realized by 7 Principal Investigators and their teams that collaborate with 9 clinical groups, constituting altogether around 100 researchers and supporting staff.

Program director

Anne Salonen

Haartman Institute - room BK430

Haartmaninkatu 3

P.O. Box 21

FI-00014 University of Helsinki 

  • Karita Haapasalo 
  • Piia Karisola
  • Saija Kiljunen 
  • Perttu Arkkila 
  • Tamim Khawaja 
  • Tinja Lääveri 
  • Kaija-Leena Kolho 
  • Mikael Kuitunen 
  • Pekka Nieminen 
  • Annamari Ranki 
  • Filip Scheperjans
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