Dr. Erika Isolauri
Professor of Pediatrics, Chief Physician in Department of Paediatrics, and Head of the Department of Clinical Medicine (University of Turku, Finland
Dr Isolauri has received Academic Honours from University of Tampere, Finland; the John Harris Prize from European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; the Niilo Hallman price from the Foundation for Paediatric Research, Finland; an award from Institut Candia 1993 (France) and International Award for Modern Nutrition, Swiss Central Nutrition Association. In 2010 she received the The IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize 2010 in the category Nutrition and Health (together with Professor Seppo Salminen). In 2016, she received the Matti Äyräpää Award from The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim. She has supervised 23 doctoral theses (PhD) and acted as Opponent at the University of Helsinki and the University of Tampere, Finland; Université Paris XI, France, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Wageningen Unversity, The Netherlands. Her Major Research Interests are: Gastroenterology, food allergy; Nutrition and Immunology.
She is the leader of the Nutrition, Allergy, Mucosal Immunology and Intestinal Microbiota (NAMI) programme. Author of 426 scientific publications, she has written 255 original publications, 107 Review articles/ Chapters in books and 64 Scientific articles in Finnish. In addition she has 160 Invited Lectures in International Academic Meetings. H-index 77 (April 15, 2016).