Terho Lehtimäki#


Terho Lehtimäki
Membership Number:6282
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Elected:2022
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Homepage(s):https://research.tuni.fi/clinical-chemistry/
ORCID:0000-0002-2555-4427




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 - present Professor and Head of Department of Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University (formerly UTA)
  • 2006 - present Chief Physician, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Fimlab Laboratories Ltd., Pirkanmaa Hospital District
  • 2002 - 2006 Associate Chief Physician, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Tampere University Hospital
  • 1999 - 2002 Consultant/specialized physician, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Tampere University Hospital
  • 1996 Head of Laboratory of Atherosclerosis Genetics, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Tampere. University Hospital and University of Tampere.
  • 1995 - 1999 Specializing physician, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Tampere University Hospital
  • 1993 - 1995 Post-doctoral Investigator of Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Tampere (UTA)
  • 1988 - 1992 Research assistant, junior researcher, PhD/MD student, Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Tampere

Fields of Scholarship
  • Genetics (GWAS, NGS, single-cell-RNAseq, transcriptomics) of complex traits and diseases
  • Participation in ca. 40 different ongoing international consortiums and EU funded projects
  • System biology based molecular characterization of atherosclerotic plaques and above cohorts.
  • Metabolomics, lipidomics, microbiomics, olfactomics analyses
  • System biology - omics, statistical tool coding and development
  • Epigenetic inheritance of acquired traits; noncoding RNAs and methylomics
  • Atherosclerosis related disease biomarkers discovery, risk prediction and clinical testing
  • Running of several clinical and autopsy cohort studies (TVS, TSDS, YFS-3G, FINCAVAS)
  • Clinical chemistry, biochemistry and laboratory medicine

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 Member of Academia Europae
  • 2017 Member of The Science Advisory Board (www.scienceboard.net)
  • 2014 University of Tampere, silver badge for 20-year work career in UTA
  • 2014 Member of the board of Finnish Laboratory Medicine Foundation
  • 2014 Member of the board of Koululab Ltd.
  • 2014 Member of executive committee of European Eye Consortium
  • 2013 University of Tampere, Science Prize
  • 2011 Member of executive group of Finnish Medical Laboratories Ltd
  • 2010 Member of Astrup-prize committee (Clinical Chemistry Prize every 2nd year)
  • 2009 - 2020 Member of Scientific Committee of Pirkanmaa Hospital District
  • 2006 Member of Scientific Committee of UTA, Faculty of Med. and Life Sciences
  • 1989 Award for the best advanced studies, Tampere Medical Faculty, UTA
  • 1988 Award from the International Atherosclerosis Society
  • 1995 Award from Tampere Medical Association for excellent poster presentation
  • 1993 Award from Tampere Medical Association for excellent poster presentation
  • 1992 Award from Tampere Medical Association for excellent poster presentation

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