Marja-Riitta Taskinen


Marja-Riitta Taskinen
Main position/role:
Emerita Professor, group leader
Marja-Riitta Taskinen MD, PhD is an Emerita Professor of Medicine in the Research Program for Clinical and Molecular Metabolism (CAMM), University of Helsinki. Her expertise includes lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, cardiovascular disease, vascular health, NAFLD, obesity and diabetes. Her current research focus is on the liver lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in health and disease. She has 473 original publications (H-index 104). Her outstanding achievements have been recognized by several awards including the Claude Bernard Award by EASD, Edwin Bierman Award by ADA and Novartis Award. She gave Robert Levy Memorial Lecture (AHA 2017). She is EASD honorary member. She has served European Atherosclerosis Society (President 2006-2008) as well as of EASD and IDF. She was a member of the ESC/EAS guidelines group on “Lipid management”.
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