Human Microbiome Research (HUMI)

Program Director

Willem M de Vos
Haartman Institute - room BK131
Haartmaninkatu 3
P.O. Box 21
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Tel. +358 50 448 4522
willem.devos@helsinki.fi

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.

Principal Investigators

Associated Clinical Researchers

  • Perttu Arkkila 
  • Tamim Khawaja 
  • Tinja Lääveri 
  • Kaija-Leena Kolho 
  • Mikael Kuitunen 
  • Pekka Nieminen 
  • Annamari Ranki 
  • Filip Scheperjans