Department of Pathology

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Pathology is the study of disease. The discipline provides basic instruction in pathology to medical and dental students. Teaching in pathology begins at the end of the second year of studies and continues into the fourth year. Pathology is the largest of all clinical-theoretical disciplines, as well as a specialist field.

As a research discipline, pathology focuses on investigating the causes and mechanisms of diseases, as well as developing novel morphological and molecular biological diagnosis methods. At Haartmaninkatu 3, the Department of Pathology conducts high-level research in oncology and neuropathology.

The pathology laboratory of HUSLAB, one of the largest diagnostic pathology laboratories in Europe, operates in the same facility. Cooperation with the laboratory provides optimal circumstances for conducting translational research that seeks to mould basic pathological research into new diagnostic methods.

Main themes of pathological research include

  • new tumour markers and their utilisation in cancer diagnostics
  • pathogenetic and metastatic mechanisms of cancer
  • movement of normal and malignant cells
  • tumours and angiogenesis
  • (neurodegenerative) brain diseases
  • muscular diseases and muscle injury recovery
  • chromosomal changes and mutations in cancer
  • signalling in normal and malignant cells.

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Professors
JA
Johanna
Arola
Professor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Cancers
OC
Olli Mikael
Carpen
Professor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine
Sanna
Lehtonen
Professor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine

Professor of translational metabolism, principal investigator

PO
Päivi
Ojala
Professor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Biomedicine, Plant biology, microbiology, virology
AR
Ari
Ristimäki
Professor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Cancers, Biomedicine
JT
Jussi
Taipale
Professor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology

Teachers
JD
Johannes
Dunkel
Clinical Instructor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine
TH
Tanja
Holopainen
Clinical Instructor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine
JK
Jonas
Kantonen
Clinical Instructor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine
HL
Helena
Leijon
Clinical Instructor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine
LM
Liisa
Myllykangas
Clinical Instructor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine
MM
Mikko
Mäyränpää
Clinical Instructor
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine

Researchers
RK
Rainer
Krebs
University Researcher
Department of Pathology
JR
Jutta
Renkonen
University Researcher
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine
Harri
Sihto
University Researcher
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine, Cancers


ST
Sanna
Toppila-Salmi
University Researcher
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine, Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
OY
Omar
Youssef
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine


Doctoral Students
RB
Rim
Bouslama
Doctoral Student
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine
SJ
Sakari
Joenväärä
Doctoral Student
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine
SJ
SeoJeong
Joo
Doctoral Student
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biomedicine, Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
MS
Marko
Salmikangas
Doctoral Student
Department of Pathology
SS
Sami
Salmikangas
Doctoral Student
Department of Pathology
KT
Kirsi
Toivanen
Doctoral Student
Department of Pathology
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology

Head of department

professor Olli Carpen
olli.carpen@helsinki.fi
PO Box 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3)
00014 University of Helsinki

Address

PO Box 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3)
00014 University of Helsinki