Faculty of Medicine
Institute of Health Sciences
Oulu University Hospital
School of Social and Community Medicine
University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
Professor Ala-Korpela has more than two decades of experience in biomedical NMR spectroscopy and has pioneered high-throughput applications of NMR-based metabolomics in molecular epidemiology and functional genetics. Under his lead Computational Medicine was selected as one of the strategic scientific areas for development and funding at the University of Oulu for 2012-2016.
Professor Ala-Korpela has published over 100 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, his h-index is 26 and his papers have been cited over 2,000 times. He has also published some 220 conference abstracts, proceedings or papers, one US-patent, and a Popular Science Book (in Finnish) on cybernetics and human-machine interaction. Furthermore, Professor Ala-Korpela is a regular peer reviewer for various scientific journals. He was also a Lead Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Clinical and Epidemiological Metabonomics in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (2011).
Dr Ala-Korpela is currently holding a visiting professorship at Central South University, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Changsha, China (2010-2013). During February - July 2012 Dr Ala-Korpela was a visiting professor at Imperial College London, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, London, UK.
Professor Ala-Korpela’s research focuses on lipoprotein metabolism, development and applications of multi-parametric data analysis methods for metabolic phenotyping and risk assessment, and the use of various –omics technologies, particularly high-throughput serum NMR metabolomics, in clinical and epidemiological studies of common metabolic disorders.