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Miss Mari Merentie

Heart Hospital Tampere, Jyvaskyla (Finland)

Mari Merentie is a M.D. specialising in cardiology. She currently works in the Central Finland´s Central Hospital and from August 2020 on in Kuopio University Hospital. Previously she has done preclinical research in the field of cardiac gene therapy in the Professor Ylä-Herttuala´s research group in A.I.Virtanen Institute in University of Eastern Finland. Her Ph.D. dissertation focused on developing a clinically relevant intramyocardial gene transfer method for mice and to applying the method to evaluate the efficiency and safety of gene transfer with adenovirus-, adenoassociatedvirus- and lentivirus vectors as well as the angiogenic potency of different vascular endothelial growth factors in the heart. To further develop the methodology for mouse cardiac studies, a mouse electrocardiogram analysis algorithm was developed and validated.

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