Mikael Knip

Professor of Pediatrics

Children's Hospital- University of Helsinki



Dr. Knip's research focuses on type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other immune-mediated diseases in children and adolescents. He has functioned as a PI for a series of national and international studies, such as DIPP, TRIGR and DIABIMMUNE. More recently he and his research group have elaborated an interest in the intestinal microbiota and its potential role in the development of T1D and autoimmunity. RESEARCH AWARDS AND HONORS 2006- Novo-Nordisk Lecture, Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes 2006- Research Award, European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) 2010- The Johnny Ludvigsson Award, the Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation 2012- Honorary Doctor, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu 2017- Matti Äyräpää Prize for successful scientific research, The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim