VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland  

VTT  Finland  http://www.vtt.fi/
  VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
P.O. Box 1000
FI-02044 VTT
Principal Investigator(s):
  Dr. Jyrki Lötjönen

List of researchers and collaborators involved in the project:

  Dr. Juha Koikkalainen
Dr. Jyrki Lötjönen
Dr. Jussi Mattila
Dr. Harri Pölönen
Mr. Timo Urhemaa
  WP1 Clinical Study Design. Clinical Verification of Models and Platforms
WP2 Novel imaging disease biomarkers & methods for model personalization
WP3 Data Access & Disease Biomarkers from Large-scale Population Studies
WP4 Genetic, Biochemical and Metabolic Pathways Modelling with Environmental Influence
WP6 Multiscale Phenomenological Modelling: Clinical & Environment Factors
WP7 Biomedical Research Platform for Disease Modelling and Model Personalization
WP8 Decision Support Platform for Early Differential Diagnosis & Disease Evolution Assessment
WP9 Technology Assessment, Market Analysis and Exploitation
WP10 Technical Management, Communication and Outreach
Main competencies:
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is an impartial multidisciplinary expert organisation. With its knowhow VTT produces research, development, testing and information services for the public sector and companies as well as international organisations. VTT's turnover is 245 Million € with its staff of 2700 experts. VTT has a strong tradition in research on ICT for wellness and healthcare. Our core competence includes: Biosignal and image processing; Personal Health Systems; eHealth/mHealth technologies; Systems biology and bioinformatics. Two units from VTT are involved: VTT Information Technology and VTT Biotechnology.

Contributions to the project
VTT will provide expertise on several domains: 1) developing medical image analysis tools in WP3 for quantifying vascular diseases from MRI, 2) extracting metabolomic biomarkers from the prospective data cohort and performing metabolic modelling in WP4, 3) developing modelling technologies and modelling data (biological, medical and environmental) from the phenomenological point of view in WP6, and leading the work package, and 4) implementing decision support tools, an extended versions of PredictAD and SolutionAD tools, in WP8.