Erika Isolauri

Erika Isolauri

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Dr Isolauri is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Turku, and Chief Physician of Department of Paediatrics at Turku University Hospital and Head of the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku, Finland.

She has received Academic Honours from University of Tampere, Finland; the John Harris Prize from European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; the Niilo Hallman price from the Foundation for Paediatric Research, Finland; an award from Institut Candia 1993 (France) and International Award for Modern Nutrition, Swiss Central Nutrition Association. She has given the Marvin L. Dixon Memorial Lecture at Harvard Combined Program in Pediatric GI&Nutrition Unit, Children´s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, the Martin Rosenhead Lecture (The Foundation of Allergy Research), Royal Society of Medicine, London, United Kingdom; the Nanna Svartz Lecture, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; and the Tissier Price Lecture at the Japan Bifidus Foundation. In 2010 she received the The IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize 2010 in the category Nutrition and Health (together with Professor Seppo Salminen). In 2016, she received the Matti Äyräpää Award from The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim.

She has supervised 25 doctoral theses (PhD) and acted as Opponent at the University of Helsinki and the University of Tampere, Finland; Université Paris XI, France, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Wageningen Unversity, The Netherlands.

Her Major Research Interests are: Gastroenterology, food allergy; Nutrition and Immunology.

She is the leader of the Neonatal exposures, Adverse outcomes, Mucosal immunology and Intestinal microbiota (NAMI) programme. Author of 440 scientific publications, she has written 265 original publications, 110 Review articles/ Chapters in books and 66 Scientific articles in Finnish. In addition she has 174 Invited Lectures in International Academic Meetings. H-index 85 (March, 2018).