Biological and Clinical Characteristics in Brain Tumours

Group Leaders


Jussi Posti, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurotraumatology, Head of Department
Neurocenter, Turku University Hospital; Division of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Turku

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Ville Vuorinen, MD, PhD

Docent, Faculty of Medicine
MD, PhD, Adj. Prof. of Neurosurgery

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Maria Gardberg, MD, PhD

Docent, Institute of Biomedicine
MD, PhD, Adj. Prof. of Neurosurgery

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Joonas Haapasalo, MD, PhD

Docent, University of Tempere
MD, PhD, Adj. Prof. of Neurosurgery


Turku Brain Tumour research is focused on clinical presentation and operative treatment of gliomas. Molecular genetic changes and cellular mechanisms of actin protein regulation in glioma cells are also studied. National and international (BLOD study)collaboration with other research groups is active.


Group Members

Senior Researchers:

  • Dan Laukka MD, PhD

Doctoral Students:

  • Lotta Niinikoski, MD
  • Mikko Visuri, MD


Collaborators & Partners

  • Asgeir Jakola, prof Göteborgs Universitet, BOLD study


Main Funding

  • VRE rahoitus


Selected Publications

  1. JP Posti, M Bori, T Kauko, M Sankinen, J Nordberg, M Rahi, J Frantzén, V Vuorinen, JOT Sipilä. Acta Neurol Scand. 2015 Feb;131(2):88-93. Presenting symptoms of glioma in adults.
  2. Heuser VD, Kiviniemi A, Lehtinen L, Munthe S, Kristensen BW, Posti JP, Sipilä JOT, Vuorinen V, Carpén O, Gardberg M.BMC Cancer. 2020 Jul 29;20(1) Multiple formin proteins participate in glioblastoma migration