Doctoral Theses

Doctoral Theses

Six doctoral students from the Genetics Research Programme and one from the Public Health Research Programme defended their doctoral theses at the University of Helsinki during 2022.


Doctoral Theses


Marjo Nuottamo: Migraine with aura – genetic susceptibility variants. Folkhälsan Research Center, University of Helsinki 20.5.2022. Supervisors: Maija Wessman and Mari Kaunisto. 

Emma Dahlström: Obesity and complications in type 1 diabetes – a genetic and clinical perspective. Folkhälsan Research Center, University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital 23.5.2022. Supervisors: Per-Henrik Groop and Niina Sandholm. 

Lydia Sagath: Copy number variants in genes causing neuromuscular disorders. Folkhälsan Research Center, University of Helsinki 3.6.2022. Supervisors: Katarina Pelin, Kirsi Kiiski and Vilma-Lotta Lehtokari. 

Claudia Ottka: Metabolomics in canine physiology and pathophysiology: A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy method for dogs. University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Research Center 9.6.2022. Supervisor: Hannes Lohi.

Fanny Jansson Sigfrids: Incidence, progression, and regression of diabetic kidney disease in type 1 diabetes. Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics, Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki 16.6.2022. Supervisors: Per-Henrik Groop and Valma Harjutsalo. 

Julia Niskanen: The genetic background of five canine models of rare human disease. University of Helsinki and Folkhälsan Research Center 26.6.2022. Supervisors: Hannes Lohi, Marjo Hytönen and Maria Wiberg.

Sohvi Lommi: Sweet treat consumption in school-aged children - Relationships to excess weight, dental caries and saliva microbiota. University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Research Center 2.12.2022. Supervisors: Heli Viljakainen and Kaija-Leena Kolho.