Marianne Lassenius: Bacterial endotoxins in type 1 diabetes.10.06.2016 (University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Research Center). Supervisor: Per-Henrik Groop

Hanna Paatela: Role of dehydroepiandrosterone in high-density lipoprotein-mediated vasodilation and in adipose tissue steroid biosynthesis. 17.06.2016 (University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Research Center). Supervisor: Matti J Tikkanen

Mikko Muona: Identification of new genetic syndromes with epilepsy by whole-exome sequencing. 22.06.2016 (University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics). Supervisor: Anna-Elina Lehesjoki, Aarno Palotie

Mari Tervaniemi: Gene expression and functional studies on psoriatic epidermis.  16.09.2016 (University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics). Supervisor: Outi Elomaa, Juha Kere

Lena Hafrén: Heritability and genetic risk factors in Finnish families with childhood otitis media. 07.10.2016 (University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics). Supervisor: Erna Kentala, Juha Kere

Anni Evilä: Novel genetic defects in titinopathies and other muscular dystrophies. 26.10.2016 (University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics). Supervisor: Bjarne Udd, Peter Hackman

Elviira Lehto: The associations between schoolchildren s fruit and vegetable intake and psychosocial factors – shaped by gender, socioeconomic background and an intervention. 15.10.2016 (University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan Research Center). Supervisor: Eva Roos, Ari Haukkala