Kristiina Tammimies

Kristiina Tammimies

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852482381
Visiting address: Bioclinicum J9:30, Akademiska stråket 1, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Neuropsykiatri Tammimies, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Research group leader at KIND with focus on decoding genetic and molecular pathways in neurodevelopmental disorders.

    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.

    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.


  • 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.

    Swedish Research Council
    Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
    Jeansson Foundations
    Åke Wiberg Stiftelse
    Karolinska Institutet's foundations and funds
    Stockholm County Council (SLL/ALF)



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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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