We have formed an extensive domestic and foreign network of collaborators to ensure access to the latest methods of transplantation immunology, vascular biology, molecular medicine and technology, and promising new drugs and other innovations critical to our research.

Our collaborators are:


  • Matti Kankainen, FIMM-TC, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland Technology Center

Clinical heart and lung transplantation

  • Jyri Lommi, Maija Halme and Peter Raivio, Heart and Lung Center, Helsinki University Hospital

Clinical kidney transplantation

  • Ilkka Helanterä and Marko Lempinen, Transplantation and Liver Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital


  • Maija Puhka, EV CORE and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM


  • Pirkko Mattila, Pekka Ellonen and Janna Saarela, FIMM-TC, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland Technology Center

Heart and lung transplant coordinators

  • Marja-Liisa Hellstedt, Sini Puputti, Catharina Yesil, Transplantation Outpatient Clinic, Helsinki University Hospital

Infectious diseases

  • Mari Eriksson, Infectious Diseases, Helsinki University Hospital


  • Risto Renkonen, Mayank Saraswat and Sakari Joenväärä, University of Helsinki

Scandinavian heart and lung transplantation programs

  • Martin Iversen and Peter Skov Olsen, Copenhagen University Hospital
  • Inge Leuckfeld and Arndt Fiane, Oslo University Hospital
  • Ingrid Skog and Per Wierup, Skåne University Hospital
  • Jesper Magnusson, Gerdt Riise and Göran Dellgren, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg


  • Jouni Lauronen, Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, Helsinki, Finland

Transplantation pathology

  • Anne Räisänen-Sokolowski, HUSLAB, Helsinki University Hospital