Seppo Parkkila M.D., Ph.D. is a vice-rector for research and professor of anatomy at the University of Tampere, Finland. He graduated from the University of Oulu in 1991 (M.D.) and obtained his PhD-degree in 1994. In 1996-1998, he worked as a visiting researcher at Saint Louis University. In 2001, Dr. Parkkila obtained a specialist physician degree in Clinical Chemistry. In 2002, he was invited to the post of professor of medical technology and biotechnology at the University of Tampere, and later in 2008, he was appointed to the post of professor in anatomy. His research is focused on the functional genomics of carbonic anhydrases and pH-regulation.