Kai Kaarniranta
Professor, Chief Physician
University of Eastern Finland

Research line: Clinical, Cell

Role in project: Disease-based cell culture and animal models and clinical trials.

I am professor in Institute of Clinical Medicine – Ophthalmology in UEF and Chief  Physician in Kuopio University Hospital. Our team is studying regulatory mechanisms of protein aggregation and clearance in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) cell culture and animal models and patient material. We aim to find new therapies for AMD that is the most common reason to blindness.