CURRICULUM VITAE - European Association for the Study of Obesity

Tiina J. Lappalainen
Date of birth: May 3, 1979
Place of birth: Kajaani, Finland
Marital status: engaged
Nationality: Finnish
Address: Kirkkokatu 26 B 15,
70100 Kuopio, Finland
+358-40-582 9079 (mobile)
+358-40-355 3607 (work)
+358-17-162 785 (fax)
8/2005 –
PhD student in clinical nutrition, University of Kuopio, Department of
Clinical Nutrition, Kuopio, Finland. The subject of the thesis: ‘Effect of
lifestyle changes on genetic factors regulating inflammation and lipid
metabolism’. Dissertation in 2009-2010.
2000 – 2005
MSc in Health Sciences, Authorized Nutritionist, University of
Kuopio. Pro Gradu-thesis: ‘Effect of mineral water fortified with folic
acid and vitamins B6, B12, D and calcium on folate status and plasma
homocysteine concentration in pregnant women’.
Socrates exchange student in University of Surrey, UK. Studies in
biomedical sciences (30 ECTS).
9/2002 – 12/2002
Approbatur (25 ECTS) in physics and studies in chemistry, University of
Joensuu, Finland
1995 – 1998
Upper secondary school, Rautavaara, Finland.
8/2005 –
PhD student, researcher, University of Kuopio, Department of Clinical
Clinical nutritionist, Kuopio University Hospital.
Part-time nutritionist, Unilever Finland Inc.
9/2004 – 10/2004
Practical training in nutritional therapy (hospital), Central Hospital
of Central Ostrobothnia, Kokkola.
Optional practical training, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
NHS Trust/London.
4/2004 – 5/2004
Practical training in nutritional therapy (health centre),
Health Centre of Kajaani.
Finnish (native tongue), English (fluent), Swedish (basics), German (basics).
15-16.6.2006 Nordic Obesity Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland. Effect of
lifestyle intervention on adipose tissue expression and circulating levels
of serum amyloid A (SAA) (oral presentation).
14.-17.9.2006 European Association for the Study of Diabetes -congress,
Copenhagen, Denmark. Obesity and role of adipose tissue in
inflammation and insulin sensitivity -the GENOBIN study (poster).
22.-25.4.2007 15th European Congress on Obesity, Budapest, Hungary.
Adipose tissue stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) gene expression in
obese subjects (poster).
28.- 30.6.2007 25th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition,
Kuopio, Finland. The expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism
in obesity (poster).
16.-19.9.2007 5th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden. The
expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism in obesity (poster).
12.-14.10.2007 The second Bruce Ames International Symposium on
Nutritional Genomics, Davis, USA. The expression of genes
involved in lipid metabolism in obesity (poster).
13.-14.3.2008 Nutrigenomics 2008, Paris, France. Adipose tissue
lipin-1β expression is positively correlated with carnitine-palmitoyl
transferase 1B expression in lean and obese subjects (poster).
12.-14.6.2008 The 7th International Duodecim Symposium on
Obesity and the Gut-Brain-Fat -axis, Vanajanlinna, Finland. The
common gene variant (rs9939609) of the FTO gene is associated with
BMI in women with impaired glucose tolerance (poster).
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation: personal grant 16 000 e (9.10.2006)
The Finnish Graduate School on Applied Bioscience (ABS): personal
grant for time period: 1.1.2007-31.12.2008. (6.11.2006)
Finnish Association for the Study of Obesity
The Finnish Society for Nutrition Research
The Association of Clinical and Public Health Nutritionists in Finland
Agronomiliitto (trade union)
Sports (orienteering, running, cycling), travelling, interior design and
jazz music.