Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine

Biomeedikum, Ravila 19
50411 Tartu linn,
Tartu linn, Tartumaa
EST
+372 737 4210
bsmi@ut.ee
Eero Vasar
Head of Institute
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4331
+372 526 8033 (4331)
Ravila 19–3088
Mihkel Zilmer
Head of Office
dr. med.
+372 737 4311
+372 512 5311 (4311)
Ravila 19-3095
Rando Porosk
Research Fellow of Medical Biochemistry
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4313
Ravila 19-3097
Ivi Annuk
Academic Affairs Specialist 0.75 p
+372 737 4310
Ravila 19–3096
Egon Taalberg
Specialist of Mass-spectrometry 0.4 p
MSc (Pharmacy)
+372 737 4313
Ravila 19–3097
Triin Paabo
Junior Research Fellow in Medical Metabolomics (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p

Chair of Medical Biochemistry

Mihkel Zilmer
Professor of Medical Biochemistry
dr. med.
+372 737 4311
+372 512 5311 (4311)
Ravila 19–3095
Jaak Kals
Professor in Vasology 0.5 p
dr. med.
+372 731 8292
+372 5690 8977
Aune Rehema
Associate Professor in Medical Biochemistry 0.5 p
dr. med.
+372 737 4314
Ravila 19-3053
Riina Mahlapuu
Associate Professor in General Biochemistry 0.1 p
PhD (Bioorganic Chemistry)
+372 737 4313
Tiiu Kullisaar
Associate Professor in Medical Biochemistry 0.4 p
cand (Biology)
+372 737 4314
Kalle Kilk
Associate Professor of Medical Metabolomics
PhD (Neurochemistry)
+372 737 4313
Siiri Altraja
Lecturer in General Biochemistry
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4313
Ravila 19-3097
Tiit Salum
Lecturer of Medical Biochemistry
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4310
Ravila 19-3055
Maksim Zagura
Lecturer in Radiology and Medical Biochemistry 0.5 p
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 8455
Kersti Ehrlich-Peets
Research Fellow of Medical Biochemistry 0.25 p
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4316
+372 5661 2639
Mahvish Faisal
Junior Research Fellow in Pharmacology 0.5 p
MSc (Applied Measurement Science)
Ravila 19–3005
Kerda Pulk
Junior Research Fellow in Pharmacology
MSc (Pharmacy)
+372 737 4358
Ravila 19–3045
Ruby Gupta Blixt
Junior Research Fellow in Pharmacology
MSc (Biosciences)
+372 737 4359
Ravila 19–3045
Keerthana Chithanathan
Junior Research Fellow in Pharmacology 0.5 p, Specialist of Pharmacology 0.5 p
MSc (Biomedicine)
Ravila 14, Ravila 14b

Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Aleksandr Žarkovski
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
DrSci (Medical Studies)
+372 737 4417
+372 523 1360 (4360)
Ravila 14b-312
Allen Kaasik
Professor of Pharmacology Molecular Toxicology
dr. med.
+372 737 4351
Ravila 19-3051
Vinay Choubey
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
PhD
+372 737 4358
Ravila 19-3045
Külli Jaako
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4354
Ravila 19–3049
Annika Vaarmann
Associate Professor in Pharmacology
PhD (Neurosciences)
+372 737 4354
Ravila 19-3049
Džamilja Safiulina
Associate Professor in Pharmacology
PhD (Neurosciences)
+372 737 4353
Ravila 19-3048
Katrin Pruus
Lecturer in Pharmacology
dr. med.
+372 737 4355
Ravila 19-3052
Monika Jürgenson
Research Fellow of Pharmacology
PhD (Neurosciences)
+372 737 4417
Ravila 14b-312
Janeli Viil
Research Fellow of Pharmacology
PhD (Cell Biology)
+372 737 4417
Ravila 14b-312
Kaili Anier
Research Fellow in Pharmacology
PhD (Neurosciences)
+372 737 4355
Ravila 19–3052
Oili Suvi
Laboratory Assistant
+372 737 4304
Ravila 19–3013
Malle Kuum
Lecturer in Pharmacology (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p, Research Fellow in Pharmacology (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p
dr. med.
+372 737 4367

Chair of Clinical Pharmacology

Anti Kalda
Professor in Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology
dr. med.
+372 737 4360
Hiie Sarv
Specialist in Academic Affairs
+372 737 4350
Ravila 19-3050
Eero Vasar
Head of Department
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4331
+372 526 8033 (4331)
Ravila 19–3088
Vallo Volke
Professor of Endocrine Physiology 0.25 p
dr. med.
+372 737 4338
Andres Soosaar
Visiting Associate Professor
cand (Medicine)
+372 737 4333
Ravila 19-3089
Este Leidmaa
Associate Professor in Physiology
PhD (Neurosciences)
+372 737 4335
Ravila 19–3090
Kattri-Liis Eskla
Associate Professor in Molecular Physiology
PhD (Neurosciences)
+372 737 4335
Ravila 19–3090
Katyayani Singh
Research Fellow in Physiology
PhD (Neurosciences)
+372 737 4335
Ravila 19–3096
Mohan Jayaram
Research Fellow in Human Physiology
PhD (Genetics)
+372 737 4339
Ravila 19–3094
Arpana Hanumantharaju
Junior Research Fellow in Neurophysiology
MSc (Zoology)
+372 737 4335
Ravila 19–3090
Carolin Kuuskmäe
Junior Research Fellow in Neurophysiology
MSc (Molecular Biosciences)
+372 737 4335
Ravila 19–3090
Kaie Mikheim
Junior Research Fellow in Neurophysiology 0.5 p
MA (Religious Studies)
+372 737 4336
Ravila 19–3061
Narges Mohammadrahimi
Junior Research Fellow in Neurophysiology
MSc (Biotechnology)
+372 737 4336
Ravila 19-3061
Lakshmi Thoondee
Junior Research Fellow in Neurophysiology
MSc (Bioengineering)
+372 737 4336
Ravila 19–3061
Hans Vellama
Junior Research Fellow in Molecular Physiology
MSc (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Ravila 19–3090
Srirathi Muthuraman
Junior Research Fellow in Neurophysiology
M. Tech. (Biotechnology)
+372 737 4336
Ravila 19–3061
Ülle Rattasep
Academic Affairs Specialist
+372 737 4330
Ravila 19–3087
Heli Nanits
Specialist
+372 737 4339
+372 525 9420
+372 737 4334
Ravila 19-3091
Karolina Anja
Junior Research Fellow in Genetics of Eating Behavior (employment contract suspended)
MA (Psychology)

Chair of Physiology

Eero Vasar
Academician, Professor of Human Physiology
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4331
+372 526 8033 (4331)
Mari-Anne Philips
Associate Professor in Human Physiology
PhD (Neurosciences)
+372 737 4335
Ravila 19-3090
Aavo Lang
Associate Professor in Human Physiology
dr. med.
+372 737 4333
Ravila 19-3089
Jana Kivastik
Associate Professor in Human Physiology
dr. med.
+372 737 4337
Ravila 19-3093
Alar Veraksitš
Lecturer in Human Physiology
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4339
Ravila 19-3094
Maarja Krass
Lecturer in Human Physiology 0.5 p
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4338
Jaak Talts
Lecturer in Biophysics
PhD (Applied Physics)
+372 737 4347
Kertu Rünkorg
Lecturer in Human Physiology 0.5 p
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4338
Ravila 19–3092
Erkki Vasar
Preparator
+372 737 4334
+372 5623 9763
Ravila 19-3061
Hendrik Luuk
Associate Professor in Human Physiology (employment contract suspended) 0.4 p
PhD (Neurosciences)
Sirli Raud
Associate Professor of Human Physiology (employment contract suspended) 0.2 p
PhD (Neurosciences)
Jürgen Innos
Research Fellow in Human Physiology (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p
PhD (Neurosciences)
Pärt Peterson
Head of Office
PhD (Immunology)
+372 737 4202
Ravila 19–A1038

Molecular Pathology Research Group

Kai Kisand
Professor of Cellular Immunology
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4186
Ravila 19–1035
Pärt Peterson
Professor of Molecular Immunology, Academician
PhD (Immunology)
+372 737 4202
Ravila 19–1038A
Martti Laan
Associate Professor of Medical Biology
PhD
+372 737 4186
Ravila 19–1035
Uku Haljasorg
Research Fellow of Molecular Immunology
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4186
Ravila 19–1035
Agnieška Brazovskaja
Research Fellow in Molecular Immunology
Dr. rer. nat.
+372 737 4186
Ravila 19–1035
Chinna Susan Philip -
Junior Research Fellow in Molecular Immunology
MSc (Biotechnology)
+372 737 4052
Ravila 19–1036
Alexandra Elsakova
Junior Research Fellow in Molecular Immunology
MSc (Bioengineering)
+372 737 4052
Ravila 19–1036
Liis Haljasmägi
Junior Research Fellow in Molecular Immunology 0.5 p, Specialist 0.5 p
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 4204
Ravila 19-1036
Artur Stoljar
Junior Research Fellow in Molecular Immunology 0.5 p
MSc (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Ravila 19–1032
Maia Limbach
Junior Research Fellow in Molecular Immunology 0.5 p
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 4186
Ravila 19–1035
Jaanika Kärner
Research Fellow of Molecular Immunology (employment contract suspended)
PhD (Medicine)
Maarja Laos
Research Fellow in Molecular Immunology (employment contract suspended)
PhD (Physiology and Neuroscience)

Laboratory of Precision and Nanomedicine

Tambet Teesalu
Professor of Nanomedicine
PhD (Developmental Biology)
+372 737 4296
+372 5397 4441 (4296)
Ravila 14b–204
Maarja Haugas
Research Fellow of Cancer Biology
PhD
+372 553 5669
Ravila 14b-203
Claudia Griselda Cárdenas León
Research Fellow in Cancer Biology
PhD (Molecular Biology)
+372 737 4268
Ravila 14b–203
Luca Marchetti
Research Fellow in Nanomedicine
PhD (Plant and Animal Sciences)
Ravila 14b–203
Karlis Pleiko
Research Fellow in Nanomedicine
PhD (Molecular Biology)
+372 737 4268
Ravila 14b–203
Jorgen Holm
Junior Research Fellow in Cancer Biology
MSc (Gene Technology)
Ravila 14b–203
Kristina Põšnograjeva
Junior Research Fellow in Cancer Biology 0.5 p
MSc (Gene Technology)
Ravila 14b–203
Kaarel Kurm
Laboratory Specialist
MSc (Gene Technology)
+372 737 4262
Ravila 14b-107

RNA Biology Research Group

Ana Rebane
Professor of Molecular Medicine
PhD (Molecular Biology)
+372 737 4419
Ravila 14a-305
Pavel Kudrin
Research Fellow in RNA Biology
PhD (Biomedical Engineering)
Ravila 14b–303
Hanna Andla
Junior Research Fellow in RNA Biology
MSc (Pharmacy)
Ravila 14b–3008
Helen Vaher
Research Fellow of RNA Biology (employment contract suspended)
PhD (Medicine)
Anet Laanesoo
Junior Research Fellow in RNA Biology (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p
MSc (Gene Technology)

Chair of Human Genetics

Maris Laan
Professor of Human Genetics, Academician
PhD (Genetics)
+372 737 5008
+372 5349 5258 (5008)
Ravila 19–2089
Rain Inno
Lecturer in Human Genetics
PhD (Gene Technology)
+372 737 5009
Ravila 19–2067
Laura Kasak
Lecturer of Human Genetics 0.1 p
PhD (Gene Technology)
+372 737 5006
Ravila 19–2085
Triin Kikas
Lecturer in Human Genetics 0.1 p
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 5009
Ravila 19–2067
Avirup Dutta
Research Fellow in Bioinformatics
PhD (Bioinformatics)
Ravila 19–2087a
Kaspar Ratnik
Research Fellow in Human Genetics 0.1 p
PhD (Medicine)
Anna-Grete Juchnewitsch
Junior Research Fellow in Human Genetics 0.5 p
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 5006
Ravila 19-2086
Kristiina Lillepea
Junior Research Fellow in Human Genetics 0.5 p
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 5006
Ravila 19-2086
Anu Valkna
Junior Research Fellow in Human Genetics 0.5 p
+372 737 5006
Ravila 19–2086
Kristel Ehala-Aleksejev
Research Fellow of Human Genetics (employment contract suspended) 0.3 p
PhD (Medicine)

Chair of Human Biology

Pärt Peterson
Professor of Molecular Immunology
PhD (Immunology)
+372 737 4202
Ravila 19–1038A
Martti Laan
Associate Professor of Medical Biology
PhD
+372 737 4186
Ravila 19–1035
Janek Urvik
Lecturer in Medical Biology
PhD (Animal Ecology)
+372 737 4052
Ravila 19–1036
Anu Saag
Assistant of Human Biology 0.5 p
+372 737 4216
Ravila 19-2090
Uku Haljasorg
Research Fellow of Molecular Immunology
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4186
Ravila 19–1035
Mario Plaas
Head of Centre 0.5 p, Associate Professor of Translational Medicine 0.5 p
PhD (Molecular and Cell Biology)
+372 502 3056
Ravila 14b-206
Kadri Seppa
Research Fellow in Translational Medicine
PhD (Neurosciences)
Nayana Gaur
Research Fellow in Translational Medicine
PhD (Experimental Neurology)
Ravila 14b
Aivar Vuks
Veterinarian
+372 737 4411
+372 5342 0398 (4411)
Ravila 14b-205
Marian Mitt
Laboratory Assistant
MA (Physics Teacher)
+372 737 4110
Ravila 14b
Raivo Uibo
Head of Office, Academician, Professor of Immunology
DrSci (Medical Studies)
+372 737 4231
+372 510 5079 (4231)
Ravila 19-2092
Alar Aints
Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine 0.75 p
PhD
+372 737 4230
Ravila 19-2094
Tamara Vorobjova
Associate Professor in Immunology 0.9 p
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4233
Ravila 19–2093
Meeme Utt
Associate Professor in Immunology 0.15 p
PhD (Microbiology)
+372 737 4051
Ravila 19–1036
Ivo Laidmäe
Associate Professor of Immunological Nanotechnology 0.5 p
PhD (Pharmacy)
Ravila 19–2061
Koit Reimand
Lecturer in Immunology
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4234
Ravila 19-2091
Aili Tagoma
Research Fellow in Immunology
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4234
Ravila 19-2091
Kristi Alnek
Junior Research Fellow in Immunology
MSc (Public Health)
+372 737 4230
Ravila 19-2094
Anu Bärenson
Specialist (employment contract suspended) 0.2 p, Junior Research Fellow in Immunology 0.5 p
+372 737 4234
Ravila 19–2091
Ija Talja
Specialist 0.5 p
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 4230
Ravila 19-2094
Anne Kirss
Specialist (employment contract suspended) 0.2 p
+372 731 9944
Vallo Volke
Head of Office
dr. med.
+372 737 4338
Ravila 19–4047
Sulev Kõks
Professor in Pathophysiology (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p, Professor of Physiological Genomics 0.25 p
PhD (Molecular Biomedicine)
Alireza Fazeli
Professor of Clinical Genomics and Personalized Medicine 0.2 p
PhD
Lumme Kadaja-Änilane
Associate Professor in Pathophysiology 0.15 p
dr. med.
+372 903786
Ravila 19–4045
Kalju Paju
Visiting Lecturer 0.5 p
cand (Medicine)
+372 737 4375
Ravila 19–4049
Keiu Heinla
Lecturer in Pathophysiology 0.2 p
PhD (Neurosciences)
Ravila 19–4050
Maili Jakobson
Lecturer in Pathophysiology
PhD (Physiology and Neuroscience)
Ravila 19–4045
Mall Eltermaa
Assistant in Pathophysiology 0.5 p
+372 737 4373
Ravila 19-4045
Kristina Isand
Junior Research Fellow in Endocrine 0.5 p
MD (Medicine)
+372 737 4370
Ravila 14b
Signe Parts
Junior Research Fellow in Pathophysiology
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 4370
Ravila 14b
Merike Kruus
Senior Laboratory Assistant
+372 737 4370
Ravila 19–4046
Nadežda Peet
Senior Laboratory Assistant
+372 737 4373
Ravila 19-4011
Gea Kõks
Specialist (employment contract suspended) 0.7 p
MSc (Public Health)
Andres Arend
Head of Office
cand (Medicine)
+372 737 4251
+372 507 6251 (4251)
Ravila 19-2054
Tambet Teesalu
Professor of Nanomedicine
PhD (Developmental Biology)
+372 737 4296
+372 5397 4441 (4296)
Ravila 14b–204
Siim Suutre
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Histology 0.6 p
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4255
Tiina Tikk
Junior Research Fellow in Anatomy 0.5 p
+372 737 4256
Ravila 19–2052
Taavi Torga
Junior Research Fellow in Histology 0.5 p
MSc (Meat Technology)
+372 737 4255
+372 737 4266
Ravila 19–2050
Rein Laiverik
Engineer 0.75 p
+372 737 4248
+372 5567 4946
+372 374 249
Ravila 19

Chair of Human Anatomy

Kersti Kokk
Head of Chair, Associate Professor in Human Anatomy
dr. med.
+372 737 4253
Ravila 19-2048
Ege Johanson
Assistant in Human Anatomy 0.25 p
PhD (Exercise and Sport Sciences)
Hannes Tomusk
Assistant in Human Anatomy
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 4254
Ravila 19-2049
Liina Pärnsalu
Secretary
mag (Public Relations)
+372 737 4250
Ravila 19–2055

Chair of Histology and Embryology

Andres Arend
Professor of Histology and Embryology
cand (Medicine)
+372 737 4251
+372 507 6251 (4251)
Ravila 19-2054
Piret Hussar
Associate Professor in Histology
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4257
Ravila 19-2053
Marina Aunapuu
Associate Professor in Histology
dr. vet (Veterinary Science)
+372 737 4260
Aimar Namm
Junior Lecturer in Histology
PhD (Veterinary Science)
Ravila 19-2053
Taavi Torga
Specialist 0.5 p
MSc (Meat Technology)
+372 737 4255
Ravila 19-2050

Chair of Surgical Anatomy

Kristi Huik
Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology and Virology
PhD (Medicine)
Hiie Soeorg
Research Fellow of Medical Microbiology 0.5 p
PhD (Medicine)
Taavi Päll
Research Fellow of Medical Virology 0.9 p
PhD (Gene Technology)
Imbi Smidt
Academic Affairs Senior Specialist 0.9 p
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 4178
+372 737 4178
Ravila 19
Ene-Ly Jõgeda
Research Fellow (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p
PhD (Medicine)

Chair of Medical Microbiology and Virology

Tuuli Metsvaht
Professor of Paediatric Intensive Care and Pharmacotherapy 0.5 p
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 731 9550
Irja Lutsar
Professor of Medical Microbiology 0.5 p
dr. med.
+372 737 4171
Ravila 19–4043
Reet Mändar
Professor of Medical Microbial Ecology 0.9 p
dr. med.
+372 737 4179
Ravila 19–4044
Tatjana Brilene
Lecturer in Medical Microbiology 0.9 p
cand (Medicine)
+372 737 4174
Kai Truusalu
Lecturer in Medical Microbiology 0.9 p
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4175
Irja Roots
Administrative Assistant
+372 737 4170
Ravila 19-4042
Eha Kirsberg
Senior Laboratory Assistant 0.4 p
+372 737 4184
Ravila 19–4012

Research Group of Human Microbial Ecology

Imbi Smidt
Research Fellow in Medical Microbiology 0.1 p
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 4178
Jelena Štšepetova
Research Fellow in Medical Microbiology
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4174
Ravila 19–4039

Research Group of Clinical Microbiology

Epp Sepp
Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology 0.65 p
dr. med.
+372 737 4178
Ravila 19–4044
Paul Naaber
Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology 0.1 p
dr. med.
+372 737 4170
Siiri Kõljalg
Research Fellow in Medical Microbiology 0.5 p
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4178
Ravila 19–4044

Research Group of HIV Studies

Radko Avi
Associate Professor of Medical Virology 0.9 p
PhD (Medicine)
+372 737 4177
Marika Väli
Head of Office
cand (Medicine)
+372 737 4291
Ravila 19-3044
Sünne Remmer
Junior Research Fellow in Forensic Medicine 0.5 p
MD (Medicine)
Ravila 19–3015s

Chair of Pathological Anatomy

Ingrid Mesila
Assistant in Pathological Anatomy
MSc (Biomedicine)
+372 737 4305
Ravila 19-3042

Chair of Forensic Medicine

Marika Väli
Professor of Forensic Medicine
cand (Medicine)
+372 737 4291
Ravila 19-3044
Delia Lepik
Lecturer of Forensic Medicine
dr. med. (Medicine)
+372 737 4293
Ravila 19-3015