Research & Art

Key Research Area: Health and Wellbeing

Aalto University’s expertise in health and wellbeing is broad-based, with strong clusters of research groups such as in medical devices, health AI, neuroscience, and care-facility architecture. We engage in deep collaboration with bedside and other R&D partners, including for already 45 years with the Helsinki and Uusimaa provincial hospital district HUS.
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Health and wellbeing is one of Aalto University’s seven key research areas. The university has a strong, decades-long track record in health and wellbeing (H&W), in both research results and in facilitating adoption and commercialization. Indeed, at Aalto University, the basic research results that we pursue are being developed into innovations, applications, and services for end users, with several notable success stories, including from the earliest decades of H&W research. In this way, we are constantly making efforts to respond to societal needs.

Within our internal health and wellbeing (H&W) community, we have the following clusters of expertise. 


The pages linked from above describe each expertise cluster and list the professors primarily associated with that cluster.

The Aalto Networking Platform brings together our researchers and external parties for multidisciplinary collaboration in the area of health and wellbeing.

Interested in joining us? Read more about our tenure track career system.

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Tenure track

Aalto University’s tenure track career system offers a well-supported and clear career path for professor-level academics towards a permanent professorship.

Key research area contact

 Dr. Markus Mäkelä

Dr. Markus Mäkelä

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Groundbreaking culturing technique reveals crucial mechanics of cancer

A novel cell culturing technique reveals the hidden biomechanics of breast cancer
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Seed funding available to boost collaboration between Aalto, KU Leuven and University of Helsinki

Aalto University, KU Leuven and the University of Helsinki launch the 2nd exploratory seed funding call to explore research collaboration possibilities. The funding call is open until 10 September 2024.
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Break Pro -break exercise program adds movement to the day – more videos available now!

Break Pro -break exercise program adds movement to the day
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Register now to Aalto walk & run event 21.9.2024

Join the whole Aalto community's free of charge sports event. Run, jog, or walk – you choose!

Flagships and Centres of Excellence

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AI for Health — FCAI (external link)

FCAI Special Interest Group: AI for Health

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GeneCellNano – Gene, Cell and Nano - Academy of Finland (external link)

The GeneCellNano flagship is hosted by Aalto, Universities of Eastern Finland, Helsinki, Oulu, and Finnish Red Cross Blood Service.

Infrastructure

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Aalto NeuroImaging (ANI) Infrastructure

ANI research infrastructure houses three functional neuroimaging modalities, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at Advanced Magnetic Imaging (AMI) Centre, magnetoencephalography (MEG) at MEG Core and Aalto Behavioral Laboratory (ABL).

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BioMag Laboratory (external link)

BioMag is a brain imaging laboratory at the Helsinki University Hospital co-hosted by Aalto and University of Helsinki.

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Science-IT

Infrastructure for high-level computational research.

Services
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Locations

Featured research bodies

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Aalto Brain Centre

Strategic initiative of neuroscience and neurotechnology

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Sotera (external link)

Sotera is a research unit focusing on basic technology in the social and health sector: design and construction of buildings, related telecommunications technology, information technology and automation of operations as well as instrument technology.

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Biodesign Finland (external link)

Biodesign Finland improves medical care with a novel entrepreneurial program for selected interdisciplinary teams and creates new business.

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