Marja-Riitta Taskinen MD, PhD and Emerita Professor of Medicine and her team is a member of the Research Program Unit, Diabetes & Obesity Research program at the University of Helsinki. Her research team at Biomedicum Helsinki focuses on lipoprotein kinetics in health and metabolic disorders including diabetes and dyslipidemias and genetics of familial dyslipidemias.
She has about 430 original publications and about 130 reviews and chapters (H-index 85). Her outstanding achievements have been recognized by several international awards including the Claude Bernard Award (EASD 2002), Edwin Bierman Award (ADA 2004) and Novartis Award (2006). She has been involved in activities of European Atherosclerosis Society (President of EAS 2006-2008) and IAS (International Atherosclerosis Society) as well as of the EASD and IDF (International Diabetes Federation). The Finnish Medical Foundation chose her as the winner of the Pohjola and Suomi Mutual Medical Award for 2012. She is a member of the EAS/ESC Guidelines committee on Management of dyslipidemias and member of EAS Consensus Paper Panel.