Professor Marjukka Kolehmainen
Principal Investigator (PI)
Marjukka is Professor in Food and Health at UEF. Her expertise is within nutrition and the health effects of food and food components. Her main scientific interest has been in the effects of whole grain cereals and berries from the molecular level to whole body physiology, especially their effect on inflammation, and more recently on gut microbiota and gut barrier function. Recently Marjukka coordinated the Nordic collaboration of Nordic Centre of Excellence project SYSDIET and a large Finnish multicentre clinical intervention to study mental stress. Her role in LongITools is to study lifestyle and food related environmental exposures on the health and risk of disease in adults, using intervention studies integrating data from several levels of physiology, from molecules to metabolites.