Principal Investigator, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Ecology (University of Helsinki) Aki Sinkkonen has focused on the relationship between urban environment and health. He is interested in changes in microbial communities along urban rural gradients, environmental pollution, and how and why the incidence of non-communicable diseases is related to urbanization. Sinkkonen is the head of interdisciplinary ADELE consortium that develops novel ways to modulate immune system among urban dwellers. His group is performing clinical trials related to commercially feasible immune modulation.

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