We study how the animal body responds to changes in nutrition. Our goal is to understand how specific macronutrients in the diet, such as sugars and amino acids, affect stem cell function, energy metabolism, and cell growth. Uncovering the regulation of these physiological processes will bring new insight in to human diseases associated with nutrition and metabolism.
Our research focuses on:
Ville Hietakangas, PhD, Professor
Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences &
Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE
Biocenter 1, room 4317
P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 9C)
00014 University of Helsinki
Phone: +358 2 941 58001
Ville is a Principal Investigator/Group Leader at BI and Professor of Gene Regulation at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. He is also a Principal Investigator in the Center of Excellence in Stem Cell Metabolism.