10.01.2019

Sillanpää Elina, Yliopistotutkija / Senior Researcher

Gerontologian dosentti, Helsingin yliopisto
Sillanpää Elina, Yliopistotutkija / Senior Researcher
Puhelinnumero:
+358401429639
Oppiaine:
Gerontologia ja kansanterveys / Gerontology and Public Health
Huone:
VIV 161

Kou­lu­tus ja ar­vo­ni­met / Educa­tion and Ho­no­ra­ry Tit­les:

Tutkimusintressit / Research interests:

biological aging, aging biomarkers, physical activity, physical function and performance, body composition, muscle strength, epigenetic clock, telomeres, quantitative genetics, twin study, lung function, quality of life

Tutkimusprojektit / Research projects:

  • Resetting the aging clock by exercise (AGE-X, Yrjö Jahnsson foundation 2017-2018)
  • The Role of Lifestyles, Socio-economic and Prosperity of Childhood and Youth in Biological Aging (Juho Vainio foundation 2018-2020)
  • Functional capacity and telomere length in older women (Academy of Finland 2012-2016)

Kansainvälinen tutkimusyhteistyö / International research cooperations:

  • IGEMS, The Interplay of Genes and Environment across Multiple Studies
  • ENGAGE, European network of genetic and genomic epidemiology
  • MyoAge, Understanding and Combating Age-related Muscle weakness, European research network
  • Finnish Twin Cohort, Institute for Molecular Medicine in Finland (FIMM), group Kaprio (Genetic Epidemiology)
  • Epigenetics of Complex Diseases and Traits, Institute for Molecular Medicine in Finland (FIMM), Group Ollikainen

Tieteelliset ja yhteiskunnalliset asiantuntijatehtävät /Positions of trust in science and in society:

  • First vice chair of the University Collegium 
  • Member of the Scientific Committee (Biological sciences), Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF)
  • Member of the National Sports Council
  • Vice chair of the Research and evaluation section, National Sports Council
  • Vice member of the steering group of the national Physical exercise to promote health and wellbeing group
  • Member of the executive board of the national Strength in Old Age – Health Exercise Programme and the executive board of the national policy programme for Older People’s Physical Activity
  • First vice chair of the Provincial government, Central Finland
  • Permanent expert member of the Executive committee in Health, social services and regional government reform in Finland, Central Finland region

Palkinnot / Research awards:

  • Best research paper in sports medicine, second place, presentation: Leisure-time physical activity and DNA methylation age – a twin study, organized by the Finnish Society of Sport Sciences, 2017
  • Award in Young Scientist Competition organized by the Finnish Society of Sport Sciences for presentation: Muscle power, strength and physical performance are associated with lung function in healthy older adults, 2013
  • Award in Young Scientist Competition organized by the Finnish Society of Sport Sciences for presentation: Effects of Combined Strength and Endurance Training on Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors in Middle-Aged Healthy Men, 2008

Valikoidut julkaisut / Selected publications:

You can find my publications from  Google Scholar

Julkaisut Tutkassa / Publications in Tutka