Research group leader at KIND with focus on decoding genetic and molecular pathways in neurodevelopmental disorders. Foto: Ulf Sirborn
The main focus of my research is to understand how genetic factors contribute to the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) and how these factors translate into biological pathways affecting brain development. In specific projects, we are also aiming to investigate how genetic factors can be used to predict outcome of treatment and training that are used to help individuals with NDDs.
To answer these questions I’m using genome-wide techniques such as whole genome sequencing to identify genetic variation of all size ranges and analyze their consequences to genes, pathways and phenotypic outcomes with combination of bioinformatic and experimental approaches.
Website for the Tammimies group: https://ki.se/en/kbh/tammimies-lab
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
Karolinska Institutet's foundations and funds
Stockholm County Council (SLL/ALF)
Post-doctoral training, 2012-2014, The Centre of Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
PhD 2011 Dep. Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet. Thesis title: Molecular studies of Dyslexia: Regulation and Function of DYX1C1
MSc, 2007, University of Oulu
Academic honours, awards and prizes
2017 the Jeanssons Foundation personal award to particularly outstanding young researchers
2016 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science-priset i Sverige med stöd av Sveriges unga akademi
2015 Ingvar Carlsson Award 6
2014 University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre Training Award
2013 ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research – Semifinalist