CURRICULUM VITAE 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) EDUCATION 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 1999-2000 Approbatur (25 ECTS) in physics and studies in chemistry, University of Joensuu, Finland 1995 – 1998 Upper secondary school, Rautavaara, Finland. WORK EXPERIENCE 8/2005 – PhD student, researcher, University of Kuopio, Department of Clinical Nutrition. 2/2005 Clinical nutritionist, Kuopio University Hospital. 2004-2005 Part-time nutritionist, Unilever Finland Inc. 9/2004 – 10/2004 Practical training in nutritional therapy (hospital), Central Hospital of Central Ostrobothnia, Kokkola. 6/2004 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. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Finnish (native tongue), English (fluent), Swedish (basics), German (basics). PRESENTATIONS 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). GRANTS 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) MEMBERSHIPS 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) INTERESTS Sports (orienteering, running, cycling), travelling, interior design and jazz music.