Team

Research team

Welcome to contact us to discuss research/study positions and collaboration.


Leo Lahti (Group leader)

Postdocs


Matti Ruuskanen
Guilhem Sommeria-Klein
Pande Erawijantari
Aura Raulo
Microbial ecology, bioinformatics, human microbiomes, environmental change.
Human microbiome, metagenomic, metabolomic, microbial ecology, bioinformatics.



PhD candidates

The affiliation for the co-supervised PhD candidates indicated in parentheses.


Ville Laitinen
Moein Khalighi
Chandler Ross
Iiro Tiihonen (COMHIS)
Ville Vaara (COMHIS)
Probabilistic modeling, time series, early warning signals.
Ecological Memory, Fractional Calculus, Differential Equations, Dynamic Modelling, Data Analysis.
Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics, Statistical Modelling, Time Series.
Computational history, Probabilistic modeling.

Joonatan Palmu (THC)
Felix Vaura (THC)
Henrik Eckerman (Nijmegen)
Mrunalini Lotankar (FOPP)
Anna Sorjamaa (Oulu)
Human microbiome and health, Bioinformatics.
Bioinformatics, human microbiome, metagenomic, metabolomic.



Research assistants

Pyry Kantanen
Tuomas Borman
Julia Matveeva
Renuka Potbhare (Pune)
Chouaib Benchraka
R programming, Open data, Social research.
Bioinformatics, Human microbiome, R package development.
Human skin microbiome, metagenomics, bioinformatics.
Machine Learning, Data Science.



Alumni

Co-supervised PhDs:

  • Anna Aatsinki (University of Turku, 2021; with Finnbrain)
  • Sudarshan Shetty (Wageningen University, 2019; with Willem M de Vos)

Research assistants:

  • Tom Gobardhan (2021; summer intern)
  • Tim Garrels (2020; BARI internship)
  • Hege Roivainen (2016-2020; at Helsinki Computational History Group)
  • Aaro Salosensaari (2019-2020)
  • Binu Mathew (2019-2020)
  • Prashant Gaikwad (2019; SPARC / supported by Government of India)

MSc students:

  • Emma Gheysen (KU Leuven, BE 2021; with Prof. Karoline Faust)
  • Anastasia Karavaeva (2020)
  • Wisam Saleem (2019-2020)
  • Leila Paquay (KU Leuven, Belgium, 2018)