Prof. Dr. MD. Seppo Vainio
Prof. Dr. Seppo Vainio is a professor of developmental biology at the University of Oulu, Finland and serves as the Scientific Director of the Kvantum Institute and a Vice Director of GeneCellNano research flagship; Team leader in Kvantum Institute and InfoTech Oulu organizations. He received his PhD in embryology in Helsinki University, and Postdoc at Harvard University. His interests include: identify genes, signals and molecular pathways associated with kidney nephron induction, altered kidney and urogenital system development. At present he integrates human kidney diseases in Disease Networks research unit projects and develops programmed organoid studies. Prof Vainio’s lab targets the cellular and organ level Nano communication roles in organogenesis and in disease. Vainio is the author of over 200 scientific publications, and is a member of GeneCellNano Academy of Finland Research flagship composed of researchers in four universities and university science advisory board. He serves on the editorial board of Scientific Reports and belongs to professional organizations including the Finnish Society Developmental Biology.