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Report of  Professor Kalervo Hiltunen from University of Oulu

Time2011-10-26 21:09

Prof. Kalervo Hiltunen

Prof. Kalervo Hiltunen is presently professor and chairman of biochemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Oulu, Finland, which is one of the top fatty acid research centers in the world. He is also a member of Life Science Research Institute in Finland and vice chairman of famous Biocenter Oulu Research Institute in Northern Europe. He is an incontrovertible leader in enzymology, protein chemistry, and cell metabolism fields and now is a member of the editorial board of Journal Biological Chemistry.

Prof. Kalervo Hiltunen is presently professor and chairman of biochemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Oulu, Finland, which is one of the top fatty acid research centers in the world. He is also a member of Life Science Research Institute in Finland and vice chairman of famous Biocenter Oulu Research Institute in Northern Europe. He is an incontrovertible leader in enzymology, protein chemistry, and cell metabolism fields and now is a member of the editorial board of Journal Biological Chemistry.

Prof. Kalervo Hiltunen received his Ph.D. degrees in Medicine in 1977 from the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. His basic researches on biomedicine are performed in a disciplinary-crossing manner and are in a leading position in the world. His important discoveries are presented as follows.

  • Multifunctional enzymes (MFEs) of peroxisomal β-oxidation type 2
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) enzymes in cells
  • Metabolite of peroxisome metabolite traffic across peroxisomal membrane
  • A new mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis pathway

For more information, please visit: http://www.biochem.oulu.fi/tutkimus/hiltunen/

Title: Solute Traffic across Peroxisomal Membrane - A Question of Life or Death?

Time: October 28, at 9:00 in the morning

Location: Academic auditorium of DPSE Building (228)



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