Eero Vuorio

I have worked on the board of the DNRF since 2014. My background is in basic biomedical research and molecular biology. During my career, I have chaired the Medical Research Council of the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Advisory Board for Research Integrity, and I have served on several review panels for European funding agencies and foundations. This experience is obviously quite helpful in my role as a member of the DNRF board.

Since retiring from my professorship, I have been in the fortunate situation to be available to participate in many of the follow-up meetings of DNRF Centers of Excellence. These visits have given me real insight into top-level multidisciplinary research in all scientific fields in Denmark.


Name (born) Eero Vuorio (1948)
Current position Professor and Chancellor emeritus, University of Turku, Finland
Elected period December 1, 2017 – November 30, 2021 (second period)
Nominated by Independent Research Fund Denmark
Independence Considered independent
Expertise Basic biomedical research and molecular biology
Education Licentiate in medicine [M.D.], University of Turku, Finland

Doctor in Medical Sciences [Ph.D.], University of Turku, Finland

Docent in Medical Chemistry, University of Turku, Finland

Selected board and committee appointments Chaired the Medical Research Council of the Academy of Finland

Chaired the Finnish Advisory Board for Research Integrity