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consultant , molecular medicine educator

Seppo Ylå-Herttuala, Finnish molecular medicine educator, consultant. Recipient annual award to young investigator Scandinavian Society for Atherosclerosis Research, 1986, Unto Uotila award Finnish Endocrinology Society, 1991, 1st prize and research award European Atherosclerosis Society, 1992, Great Britain Morgagni international young investigator award European Society for Metabolism, 1993.


Ylå-Herttuala, Seppo was born on January 5, 1957 in Tampere, Finland. Son of Erkki and Tyyne (Tervasmåki) Y.-H.


Candidate of Medicine, University Tampere, 1978. Licentiate of medicine, University Tampere, 1982. Doctor of Medicine, University Tampere, 1987.


Research assistant researcher county for medicine, Academy Finland, Tampere, 1985-1988; younger research associate, Academy Finland, Tampere, 1991-1992; senior research associate, Academy Finland, Tampere, 1992-1995; postdoctoral fellow, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, 1988-1991; senior lecturer medical biochemistry, U. Tampere, 1990-1995; professor molecular medicine, U. Kuopio, Finland, since 1995. Consultant physician in molecular medicine U. Hospital Kuopio, since 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 90 articles and reviews on lipoproteins, cardiovascular pathology and gene therapy to biomedical journals, including Proceedings National Academy of Sciences United States of America, Journal Clinical Investigation, Lancet, Arteriosclerosis, Circulation. One of first scientists to perform gene transfer into human blood vessels.


Second lieutenant Medical Corps, Finnish Army, 1982-1983. Member European Vascular Biology Association (board directors 1989-1994), American Heart Association, European Society Cardiology (board directors working group on atherosclerosis since 1995).


Married Marja Nokelainen, December 27, 1980. Children: Aleksi, Elias.

Erkki Y.-H.

Tyyne (Tervasmåki) Y.-H.

Marja Nokelainen

Elias Ylå-Herttuala

Aleksi Ylå-Herttuala