1 Jan 2016–31 May 2019
University of Helsinki
Kai Kaila explores the significance of ion-regulatory proteins in brain development, plasticity and epilepsy. The goal of Kaila’s research is to produce new neurobiological data on, for example, the brain functions of newborn babies. Such data can be used in developing novel therapies of diseases such as epilepsy. The overall objective is to ease human suffering and ease the burden on society, both socially and economically.
Kaila is professor in physiology and neuroscience at the Department of Biosciences of the University of Helsinki. Kaila was Academy Professor in 1996–2006. He is a pioneer in research into ionic plasticity and has published numerous articles in leading journals in the field. Kaila is a prize-winning, internationally acclaimed researcher.