Nina Kaminen-Ahola
Group Leader

Department of Medical

P.O. Box 63
(Haartmaninkatu 8)
00014 University of Helsinki


+358 (0)50 4482768

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed publications:

Marjonen H, Toivonen M, Lahti L and Kaminen-Ahola N, 2018: Early prenatal alcohol exposure alters imprinted gene expression in placenta and embryo in a mouse model. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0197461.

Zhang C. R, Kurniawan N. D, Yamada L, Fleming W, Kaminen-Ahola N, Ahola A, Galloway G and Chong S, 2018: Early gestational ethanol exposure in mice: effects on brain structure, energy metabolism and adiposity in adult offspring. Alcohol.

Marjonen H, Kahila H and Kaminen-Ahola N, 2017: rs10732516 polymorphism at the IGF2/H19 locus associates with a genotype-specific trend in placental DNA methylation and head circumference of prenatally alcohol-exposed newborns. Human Reproduction Open. DOI:10.1093/hropen/hox014

Marjonen H, Sierra A, Nyman A, Rogojin V, Linden A-M, Gröhn O, Hautaniemi S, Kaminen-Ahola N, 2015: Early Maternal Alcohol Consumption Alters Hippocampal DNA Methylation, Gene Expression and Volume in a Mouse Model. PLoS ONE. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0124931

Kaminen-Ahola N*, Ahola A*, Flatscher-Bader T, Wilkins S, Anderson G, Whitelaw E and Chong S, 2010: Postnatal Growth Restriction and Gene Expression Changes in a Mouse Model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Birth Defects Res (Part A) 88:818-826.

Kaminen-Ahola N, Ahola A, Murat M, Mallitt KA, Fahey P, Cox T, Whitelaw E and Chong S, 2010: Maternal Ethanol Consumption Alters the Epigenotype and the Phenotype of Offspring in a Mouse Model. PLoS Genetics 6(1) e1000811.

* equal contribution

Book chapters:

Ollikainen M & Kaminen-Ahola N. 2014. Epigenetiikka. In Käyttäytymisgenetiikka – geeneistä yhteiskuntaan. Gaudeamus.

Kaminen-Ahola N, Ahola A, Whitelaw E. 2011. Epigenetic Inheritance: Both Mitotic and Meiotic. In Nutrition in Epigenetics. Wiley-Blackwell.


Ahola A & Kaminen-Ahola N. 2012. Epigenetiikassa tutkitaan geenien säätelyä. In BIOS5, Teacher's material. Sanoma-Pro Oy.

Research article:

Kaminen-Ahola N. 2012. Epigenetic approach to understand the etiology of FASD, Fetal Alcohol Forum, The FASD Medical e-Network.