Prof. Outi Mäkitie received her MD degree at University of Helsinki in 1986 and completed specialty training in Helsinki for paediatrics in 1998 and for paediatric endocrinology in 2000. After a three-year clinical and research fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada in 2000-2003, she worked as the Head of Metabolic Bone Clinic, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children's Hospital, University of Helsinki until 2013. In 2013-2015 she was visiting scientist at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Since 2015, she is Sigrid Jusélius Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Chief Physician at Children’s Hospital, University of Helsinki, Finland, and Visiting Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. For the academic year 2018-2019 she joined Prof. Valérie Cormier-Daire’s research group at Institut Imagine and Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Université Paris Descartes, France. Prof. Mäkitie has carried out clinical and translational research on skeletal disorders and has authored close to 300 scientific papers.

Heidi Arponen, DDS PhD

Helena Hauta-alus, PhD

Elisa Holmlund-Suila, MD PhD

Elina Holopainen, MD PhD

Susann Karlberg, MD PhD

Saila Laakso, MD PhD

Mari Muurinen, MD PhD

Mervi Mäyränpää, MD PhD

Kirsi Määttä, PhD

Päivi Paldanius,  PhD

Jenni Rosendahl, MD PhD

Riikka Mäkitie, MD PhD

Svetlana Vakkilainen, MD PhD

Ilkka Vuorimies, MD PhD


Joonatan Borchers, MD PhD Student

Laura Koljonen, MSc PhD Student

Maria Enlund-Cerullo, MD PhD Student

Petra Loid, MD PhD Student

Eetu Pello, MD PhD Student

Sandra Pihlström, MSc PhD Student

Viivi Saari, BM PhD Student 

Saara Valkama, MD PhD Student 






Mira Aronen, Biomedical laboratory scientist

Nea Boman, RN, Clinical research nurse

Rhea Paajanen, RN, Clinical research nurse

Iuliia Savenko, MSc, Laboratory coordinator

Päivi Turunen, RN, Clinical research nurse 


Mäkitie -research group at Karolinska Institutet


Jessica Alm, PhD

Alice Costantini, PhD

Anders Kämpe, MD PhD